Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Michigan Hands UCLA its First Loss of the Year, Gains Split in Series

The following Twitter tweet says it all...
Shortstop Sierra Romero led the Wolverines, falling a triple shy of the cycle (see box score and play-by-play). Tonight's win gives Michigan (14-3) a split in the two-game series after last night's extra-inning Bruin victory. UCLA is now 17-1. Originally, the teams were supposed to play once last Sunday in the Louisville Slugger Invitational in Long Beach, California, and then a second time tonight at UCLA. However, the first meeting was rained out, so the teams improvised and agreed to play Tuesday and Wednesday on the Bruins' diamond.

The UCLA-Michigan softball rivalry is near and dear to my heart, as I received my Bachelor's degree from UCLA and Ph.D. from Michigan. With both teams doing so well this season -- each currently ranked in the top 5 nationally -- perhaps a Women's College World Series rematch of the teams' epic 2005 championship series will be in the cards.