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Tuesday Morning Brews: Chasing dreams

Counting down the days

Todd Collins

Happy Tuesday, folks. We’re just five days away from Michigan’s spring game. To help you pass the time, we’re checking in with your favorite non-rev. teams. Softball and baseball still have their win streaks intact, while water polo saw its streak come to an end this past weekend. Lacrosse is also still in the hunt for its most wins ever as a varsity program.

Let’s get to it:

Softball stretched their winning streak to seven games with a sweep of Penn State this past weekend. Michigan turned two of the games into run-rule shortened affairs (14-2 on Friday and 11-1 on Sunday). In the third game, the Wolverines held Penn State to one hit en route to a 3-0 victory. Michigan is now 31-7 (7-1) on the year. They’ll next play against Eastern Michigan this afternoon and Michigan State tomorrow evening. The latter game will be televised on ESPNU at 6:00 p.m.

Water polo won five of six games this past weekend, besting Indiana, Brown, Bucknell, George Washington, and No. 22 Harvard before No. 15 Princeton avenged a loss to the Wolverines earlier in the season with an 8-7 sudden death overtime win. The loss breaks what had been a 20-game win streak for Michigan. The Wolverines are now 27-8 (5-1) on the season, good enough for No. 8 in the latest rankings. Michigan will close out its regular season with games against Saint Francis and Hartwick this Saturday. The conference tournament begins April 27th.

Michigan baseball swept Northwestern this past weekend, bringing their win streak to 15 games. The Wolverines blanked the Wildcats in the first two games (6-0, 3-0), before scoring four runs in the 9th inning to win the final game by the score of 7-3. Michigan is now 19-11 (6-0) on the season. The Wolverines will be back in action this weekend against Maryland. For more on Wolverines baseball, check out Dan’s article from yesterday.

Lacrosse faced two Top-10 ranked teams to open its Big Ten schedule, and the Wolverines had a rough go of it. First, the Wolverines fell to No. 2 Maryland by the score of 13-5. Then, Michigan came up short against No. 9 Rutgers. With three conference games left, the Wolverines still have a chance to secure their best season of the program’s short tenure at the varsity level. One win against the likes of Ohio State, Johns Hopkins, and Penn State will tie Michigan’s best ever win total, while two wins will set a new high-water mark for the program. The Wolverines matchup against Ohio State will precede the Buckeyes’ spring game this Saturday. The game will be broadcast on BTN starting at 11:00 a.m.

Do you want to see Cesar Ruiz rep 405 lbs at the squat rack? Of course you do. Click play on gif in the tweet above for some extra motivation this Tuesday morning. Michigan’s spring game gets underway this Saturday at 7:00 p.m. ET. Watch on BTN, the BTN2go app, or the FoxSportsGo app.