Wolverines tie series with 10-2 win
Badgers drop second game, 10-2
The Wisconsin softball team will now fight for the series win against Michigan on Sunday after falling in five innings, 10-2, to No. 17/19 Michigan (33-10-1, 13-3) on Saturday afternoon at Goodman Diamond.
The matchup got off to a slow start, but the Badgers (28-11, 7-9) struck first in the bottom of the second. Freshman Jordan Little reached base on a walk, advancing to third base on an error and a walk that loaded the bases. Senior Chloe Miller stepped up and sent a sac fly to center, scoring Little and giving the Badgers a 1-0 advantage.
Michigan retaliated in the following innings, scoring a pair of runs in the top of the third before putting up five in the fourth to take a 7-1 lead.
Wisconsin cut the Wolverine lead to five in the bottom of the fifth, making the score 7-2 after junior Kelsey Jenkins sent a hard single through the left side to score Welsh. Welsh singled to reach base, putting herself into scoring position by stealing second.
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The Wolverines added three runs in the fifth inning on a pinch-hit homer from Kelly Christner, widening the lead to 10-2. Wisconsin loaded the bases in the bottom of the frame, hoping to extend Saturday’s contest, but couldn’t bounce back against junior pitcher Tera Blanco and fell in five innings.