The Michigan Daily softball writers evaluate the team’s performance in this weekend’s action against Wisconsin and Minnesota. The categories include defense, pitching and offense. For each category, the team will receive a grade between one and five of the respective logos, with five being the highest.
Friday’s performance in the field was less than desirable, but the adjustments made on Saturday continued throughout the weekend. Three errors on Friday were followed by only one error in the final three games of the roadtrip.
4 out of 5 mits
Lorilyn Wilson pitched magically, picking up three wins while allowing no runs during the whole weekend. The Wolverines only allowed two runs in four games — both of which were unearned. Zero earned runs in over 25 innings of work is the definition of a five-star performance.
5 out of 5 softballs
Michigan’s offense followed the same model in each series this weekend — a solid performance in the first game and then an explosion for a big performance in the second. Eight and 11 runs in two games is solid, but turning out just three runs in the first game prevents a five star rating.
4 out of 5 bats