Brent Yarina, BTN.com Senior Editor, June 1, 2015
As Michigan prepares to open the 2015 Women's College World Series final vs. top seed Florida on Monday night, it's time to relive how the Wolverines got to this point.
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Michigan, behind its best offense in program history, won the Big Ten regular-season title, rolled to the Big Ten tourney title, dominated the Ann Arbor Regional, swept Georgia in the Ann Arbor Super Regional, and held its own in its first three Women's College World Series games.
Along the way, the Wolverines (59-6) have rattled off 28 consecutive victories, dating to April 4.
That's impressive, but the stat in the tweet below might be even more impressive:
During @umichsoftball's 28-game win streak, Michigan has outscored their opponents, 246-43. That's a per-game average of 8.8 runs to 1.5.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) June 1, 2015
There are more staggering numbers. In the postseason, the Wolverines are 11-0, including four run-rule victories, and have outscored opponents, 97-23.
Michigan has been great in close games, as well, rallying from multiple-run deficits in three of the last four contests. The last time out vs. LSU, Michigan erased a 3-1 deficit to eliminate the Tigers.
Now, it's time to sit back and enjoy Michigan's first WCWS final appearance since 2005, when they won their first and only NCAA title.
First pitch in Game 1 is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET Monday.