It only takes one mistake, one unlucky bounce, one second of regret to determine the outcome of a game — and the No. 14 Michigan softball team (17-2 Big Ten, 42-9 overall) had plenty of each against Ohio State (13-7 Big Ten, 33-12 overall) on Friday.
But fortunately for the Wolverines, their mistakes didn’t cost them because the team forced the Buckeyes to make plenty of mistakes of their own.
From the patio for spectators, fans could only see a short stretch of the race where the first varsity eight boats from either team went toe-to-toe before disappearing from view to cross the line further down the lake.
What they missed was the Michigan rowing team dominating the pace of not just the race, but the entire meet against Louisville on Senior Day.
The No. 14 Michigan softball team (13-1 Big Ten, 38-7 overall) swept the Terrapins (7-10, 18-30) over the three-game series due in part to the errors committed by Maryland’s fielders and the aggression from the Wolverines that allowed them convert the miscues to runs.