June 9, 2005

Michigan Softball Wins Title

POST #    1751


For the first time in the history of the program, Michigan's softball team won the National Championship. Not only was it Michigan's first Championship, but it was also a first for a team east of the Mississippi River and the first for a team from the Eastern time zone. Michigan defeated UCLA, 4-1 in 10 innings. UCLA was going for the threepeat, but was denied when Samantha Findlay hit a three-run homer in the top of the 10th. Findlay, a freshman, drove in all three runs for Michigan in the win.

I can't say that I watch college softball very much, but I found myself watching many of the games in this year's World Series. Sure, I had a vested interest in seeing Michigan win as an alumnus, but it was something more than that. I think it was the emotion that all the players were showing. From the smiles when things were going well, to the looks of despair when they weren't. It's something that doesn't seem to happen enough in Major League Baseball, or any other professional sports for that matter. Then again, I was watching the equivalent of game 7 in the World Series or the Super Bowl.

Michigan finished the season with a record of 65-7 and Jennie Ritter, who won both games for Michigan in the Championship series, finished the season at 38-4.

Posted by tien mao in Sports at 8:06 AM



You just liked seeing them go all lez when they won!

Posted by: Adam [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 9, 2005 8:15 AM

ha. well, it was no women's beach volleyball.

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 9, 2005 9:59 AM

I thought I was the only one watching that game. Never actually sat and watched a softball game until last night when the Mich v. UCLA thriller was on ESPN.

Posted by: Matteo at June 9, 2005 7:03 PM


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