The strength of Michigan’s softball team this season has been its pitching, and that was the case yet again in the Wolverines’ NCAA Tournament opener as left-hander Meghan Beaubien threw a no-hitter.
Beaubien was dominant against Seattle University, striking out 12 to help lead Michigan to a 2-0 victory Friday night at Husky Softball Stadium in Seattle. Michigan will play its second tournament game in the double-elimination Regional on Saturday at 6 p.m. (Detroit time) and will face the winner of Friday night’s late game between No. 1 seed Washington and Portland State.
Lexie Blair, the Big Ten’s Player of the Year, scored from third on a wild pitch in the bottom of the third inning to give Michigan a 1-0 lead. Taylor Bump added to the lead when she homered in the sixth. She leads the team with 11 this season. Michigan (37-6) had six hits.
Michigan entered the NCAA Tournament leading the nation with a 1.10 ERA.
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