Just one day after Michigan softball pitcher Meghan Beaubien tossed a no-hitter in the NCAA regional opener against Seattle University, the Wolverines had a quick turnaround to play against the No. 16 seeded Washington Huskies.
The game was scoreless heading into the sixth inning when Michigan’s Lou Allan and Taylor Bump hit back-to-back solo homers to give the Wolverines the 2-0 lead. But in the bottom portion of the inning, Washington managed a solo shot of its own, cutting the lead to 2-1.
But after that solo shot in the sixth, Michigan starting pitcher Alex Storako closed it out in the seventh to preserve the complete game victory for the Wolverines. She finished the game with 13 strikeouts, three hits, one earned run and one walk.
B7: BALLGAME! Storako fans the final Washington batter, her 13th K today, and Wolverines take the duel!— Michigan Softball (@umichsoftball) May 23, 2021
Michigan 2, Washington 1
Head coach Carol Hutchins and her squad will play again tonight at 8 p.m. and are looking for their first tournament regional title since 2016. In their way — the Washington Huskies...yet again.
Michigan 2021 hoops commits in JBC
The Jordan Brand Classic may not be having a game this year due to the pandemic, but three of the six members of Michigan’s 2021 class were named to the squad — five-stars forwards Caleb Houstan and Moussa Diabate, and four-star guard Kobe Bufkin.
According to a press release, “JBC is a celebration of the next generation of basketball stars and features the top high school talent in the country annually.” Other players who have been named to this team include Kevin Durant, Zion Williamson, LeBron James, Chris Paul, Jayson Tatum and more.
In total, 30 players were named to the boy’s team. No Wolverines were represented on the girl’s team.
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