April 9, 2017
» No. 18 Michigan suffered its first Big Ten loss of the season and saw its win streak halted at 14 in a 5-0 defeat at No. 25 Ohio State.
» The Wolverines scattered three hits and left eight runners on base.
» Ohio State knocked out two home runs, including a three-run homer as part of a four-run fifth inning.
Site: Columbus, Ohio (Buckeye Field)
Score: #25 Ohio State 5, #18 Michigan 0
Records: U-M (28-8-1, 8-1 Big Ten), OSU (23-9, 7-2 Big Ten)
Next U-M Event: Wednesday, April 12 -- at Michigan State (East Lansing, Mich.), 4:30 p.m.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The No. 18-ranked University of Michigan softball team struggled to get its offense going in its series finale against rival No. 25 Ohio State, falling to the Buckeyes, 5-0, on Sunday afternoon (April 9) in front of a record crowd of 1,836 fans at Buckeye Field. It marks the Wolverines' first loss in Big Ten Conference play and halted their win streak at 14 games.
After pounding out 26 hits in yesterday's (Saturday, April 8) doubleheader against the Buckeyes, Michigan could only muster three in today's finale and left eight runners stranded on base.
Ohio State used a solo home run to plate the winning run in the third inning and broke the game open with a four-run fifth, highlighted by a three-run homer.
The Wolverines put two runners on in the fourth and loaded the bases with two outs in the seventh -- on a walk, hit-by-pitch and pinch-hit single from sophomore Katie Alexander -- but could not push a run across.
Senior RHP Megan Betsa (14-6) took the loss in the circle, allowing five runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out seven through 4.2 innings pitched.
The Wolverines (28-8-1, 8-1 Big Ten) will return to action on Wednesday (April 12), heading to East Lansing, Michigan, to face in-state rival Michigan State 4:30 p.m. at Secchia Stadium. The game will be streamed live on BTN Plus.
Communications Contact: Leah Howard
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