After losing 11 players to the MLB draft, many freshmen and inexperienced players were thrown into important roles. After a 4-11 start last season, the Wolverines followed by going on a 20-game win-streak. After accomplishing such a great achievement, Michigan subsequently crashed — a disappointing Big Ten Tournament and a poor finish for the regular season resulted in the Wolverines getting left out of the College World Series.
With the Big Ten title on the line, Michigan State storms back in the second half to finish off the season sweep of Michigan. The Daily breaks it down, and what's to come with the postseason now upon us.
Michigan’s traditional pillars have been their defense and their pitching. Thus far this season, their hitting has been a pleasant surprise.
However, in the Dodgertown Classic, the relief pitching was a mixed bag, and the bats fell flat. The Wolverines have lost four out of its last five on the West Coast, and the increased competition is a good measuring stick for Michigan against warm-climate teams with more repetitions under their belt.
Weiss was one of the most sought-after recruits in the nation and was a highlight of Michigan’s 2018 recruiting class. He was ranked the 22nd right-handed pitcher by Perfect Game’s recruiting service. Bakich was high on Weiss prior to the season.
Michigan falls to Michigan State, 77-70, in a major blow to its Big Ten regular season title hopes. The Daily basketball beat breaks it all down, and looks forward to the stretch run of the regular season.
Tar Heel Cameron Morra vaulted to a commanding 5-3 lead in the No. 4 singles match against junior Chiara Lommer. With her back against the wall, Lommer mounted an imposing comeback, tying the set at six off a cross-court winner. But the comeback fell short as Morra grinded out the final rally to take the tiebreaker, 7-3. Lommer was unable to overcome her first set defeat, yet maintained her relentless drive in a 6-1 losing effort in the second set, even after the Tar Heels clinched the match.