The No. 3-ranked University of Michigan softball team rallied from an early deficit and staved off a late comeback to knock off No. 14 Georgia, 7-6, and claim an NCAA Super Regional sweep on Friday evening in front of 2,582 fans at the Wilpon Complex, home of Alumni Field. With the victory — their 24th in a row — the Wolverines advanced to the Women’s College World Series for the 11th time in program history and second time in three seasons. Senior LHP Haylie Wagner (22-2) earned the victory in relief, striking out six while allowing three runs — two
It was just over 24 hours ago that Michigan State’s Ryan Krill demolished a go-ahead grand slam to deep right field in the bottom of the eighth inning to help No. 5 Michigan State rally past No. 8 Nebraska, 9-7. [ MORE: Watch #BTNStandout plays ] On Friday, it was Indiana freshman Logan Sowers’ turn. Leading Iowa 3-0 in the bottom of the third inning, Sowers blasted a grand slam to deep left field, which landed in the 200 level seats at Target Field. The blast, which was Sowers’ second grand slam of the season, gave the Hoosiers a commanding
We have seen several impressive double plays turned during this year’s Big Ten Baseball Tournament. However, the one Indiana catcher Brad Hartong made on Friday is best of the bunch up to this point. [ MORE: Watch #BTNStandout plays ] Leading 3-0 in the top of the third inning with two men on, Hartong made an incredible diving catch on a bunt attempt from Iowa. Following the great grab, he popped up and had the presence of mind to throw a strike to first base to double up the runner. The Hoosiers went on to hold Iowa scoreless in the
We had a pair of outstanding games in Day 3 of the 2015 Big Ten Baseball Tournament at Target Field.
It’s been a long road back for Derrick Walton. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our Gone Viral section! ] The other Michigan guard who missed much of last season, along with preseason first All-Big Ten honoree Caris LeVert, is doing things he couldn’t do for the last several months. For example, cutting and dunking. Walton, who missed Michigan’s final 12 games with a right foot injury, proved just how healthy he is in the videos posted above and below. Looking good! Walton’s return, along with LeVert’s, will bolster an already deep and talented Michigan backcourt.
One of the more impressive recent Big Ten streaks came to an end early Friday morning. [ MORE: FightingIllini.com: Relive Illinois’ winning streak ] With its 2-1 loss to Maryland in the second day of the Big Ten baseball tournament, Illinois had its Big Ten-record 27-game winning streak snapped. The streak started at 4:21 p.m. ET March 30, following the final out of a 13-9 win at Michigan State, and it lasted until 1:42 a.m. ET May 22, when Maryland closed out the Illini. Here’s a look at some fun numbers behind Illinois’ unforgettable 27-game streak. 3 – Months the
Steve Snapp, a member of the Ohio State Department of Athletics from July of 1973 through July of 2011 died Thursday. He was 69. During his career, Snapp worked more than 30 bowl games, traveled to two men’s Final Fours with the Buckeyes and helped promote countless individual award candidates, including four Heisman Trophy winners. Additionally, he initiated the jersey retirement system to recognize former Ohio State athletes. Snapp won several national awards for his media guides and feature writing efforts. Snapp graduated from The Ohio State University in 1973 with a B.A. in journalism. As a senior, he worked
Bone-regeneration technology is not exactly new — just ask anyone unlucky enough to have needed extensive dental work in recent years. But at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, Dr. Aliasger Salem and his research team at the Salem Lab have made significant strides in this area, which could expand it far beyond its current application in advanced dentistry. Salem and his team have been developing what they believe to be a safer — and eventually, less-expensive — approach to bone regeneration. Traditionally, this work has been done by applying a patch of porous material (which allows cells to
No. 3 Michigan used a couple big innings, including a four-run first, to claim a 10-3 decision against No. 14 Georgia in its NCAA Super Regional opener on Friday evening in front of 2,136 fans at the Wilpon Complex, home of Alumni Field. [ MORE: View the official NCAA tourney bracket ] The win gives the Wolverines a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series. The teams will square off again at 6 p.m. ET Friday on ESPNU. If a third game is necessary, it will be televised on ESPN at 9 p.m. Sophomore RHP Megan Betsa (30-4) recorded her third
The first two days of the 2015 Big Ten Baseball Tournament have left little to be desired in the big-play department. Relive our favorite plays from Thursday's day full of games inside.