Lady Vols to start series with Michigan on Thursday

The 15th-seeded Tennessee softball team opens play in the NCAA Super Regionals at second-seeded Michigan at 7:30 p.m. Thursday night.

Thursday game's against the Wolverines will be broadcast on ESPN.

Tennessee (45-13) and Michigan (49-6) will continue the best-of-three series with a 4:30 p.m. game Friday with a 7 p.m. game following if necessary. The Friday games will be shown on ESPNU.

The Lady Vols advanced to the Super Regionals with a 3-1 win over Louisville in the Knoxville regional championship. It's the first time since 2007 that Tennessee has advanced past the regionals.

The winner of the UT-Michigan series will play in the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City, June 3-9.

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orangecountyvols writes:

The Lady Vols will scrap with them for sure. What might be a concern is the youthful pitching for U T.
In the series just completed in Knoxville, we hit several batters and also got behind in the count quite a few times.
Playing the sub regionals at locations that are not a neutral site can be tough. Not complaining though, because that's the way it is and the game is played on the field and we'll just have to try to take the first game. 2 out of 3 is important to win that first game !

Good luck Lady Vols !

voloffaith writes:

Doh re me fa that supposed to be Duh!(?) Doh is as in playdoh....Well Duh! On topic avoid homer ball by Hosfield and Ms. Renfroe not HBP by trying to pitch too fine and we have a chance. Go Lady Vols beat the lady wolverines!!

AtLeastMyTeamHasPerfectSeasons writes:

730 Thursday night on ESPN

I'll be on the couch pulling for the LV!

Cartersvillevol writes:

I think "doh" is the exclamation that Homer Simpson originated.

voloffaith writes:

in response to Cartersvillevol:

I think "doh" is the exclamation that Homer Simpson originated.

Thanks for the enlightenment since I am not a Simpsonite....I always thot it was like Duh man..don't you get it vol4gzus. Like that ...oh well Go lady vols !!!


Tennessee gave away a National Championship a couple of seasons ago because our coach allowed the oposing teams pitcher to pitch with tape applied to her finger on her pitching hand. Do you realize how much a curveball, or dropballs spin can be affected by adding tape to yoour releasing fingers??? Also the TV Commentators said she was wearing the tape to keep blisters from forming on her fingers. So What!!! Our pitcher could have had the same problem but she did'nt wear any tape. Our coach should have protested the opposing pitcher wearing a foreign substance on her pitching hand. I believe that piece of tape allowed on that pitchers pitching hand cost the Lady Vols a National Championship. I would hope that our coaches will be a little sharper this year and not get outcoached or outsmarted like they did before.

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