Wolverines use Fast Start to claim PSU serial sweep
The Michigan No. 19 scored in each of the first three innings to claim a 5-3 victory and earn the road series sweep.
” Lou Allan eliminated a two-run homerun to mark a three-run first inning; she shares the team lead with eight long balls this season.
” Alex storako whipped up nine batters in five innings in the winning effort, while Meghan Beaubien hit the side in the seventh to earn a save.
To place: State College, Pennsylvania (Beard Field)
The scores: # 19 Michigan 5, Penn State 3
Registers: UM (28-5, 28-5 B1G), power supply unit (5-26, 5-26 B1G)
Next Unified Messaging Event: Wednesday, May 5 – at Michigan State (East Lansing, Michigan), 5 p.m.
STATE COLLEGE, PA. – The 19th-ranked University of Michigan softball team scored runs in each of the first three innings and withstood a late rally to defeat Penn State, 5-3, and complete the sweep of the four-game series Sunday afternoon (May 2) at the Nittany Lions Beard Field.
The Wolverines scored three runs in the first inning, highlighted by the junior center fielder Lexie blairtriple lead – she scored from a subsequent pitching error – and senior first baseman Lou Allantwo-point circuit at left field. UM posted all three points before Penn State (5-26, 5-26 Big Ten) recorded their first out. Allan’s home run, which she sounded on the Beard Field scoreboard, was her eighth of the season – tied for the team lead.
Michigan (27-5, 27-5 Big Ten) added a run each in the second and third frames. Sophomore’s second goal Julia jimenez doubled and scored in the old frame, while the freshman left Sierra Kersten drew a ground-laden walk on five throws to win the easy RBI in the latter.
Michigan bats turned chilly for the last four frames, as the PSU chipped away at their lead – first with a solo homerun in the fifth, then two runs on two hits and a stroke-by-stroke in the. sixth.
Junior RHP Alex storako (17-2) struck out nine to five innings but was replaced by senior RHP Meghan Beaubien with two in scoring position and no withdrawal at the end of sixth. Beaubien had the jam, then pulled the side to make his third stoppage of the season at the end of the seventh.
Michigan will travel to East Lansing, Mich., To face their rival in Michigan at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, at Secchia Stadium. This is the second of two rescheduled games against the Spartans. It will be broadcast live on Big Ten Network +.