Gators Fall To Michigan 1-0 In Game 2, Winner Take All National Title Game Tonight
By gatorzone.com // June 3, 2015
OKLAHOMA CITY – Michigan scored one run on two hits in the bottom of the first inning, which proved to be the difference in Game 2 of the Women’s College World Series Championship Series, as the Wolverines downed Florida, 1-0, on Tuesday night in front of 8,254 people at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium.
In was a classic pitcher’s duel that saw UM’s Haylie Wagner (25-2) come out the victor.
The senior threw seven scoreless innings, struck out five Florida hitters and walked none.
Her counterpart, UF senior Lauren Haeger (pictured right, 31-2), kept the Gators in the contest the whole way, as she threw six strong innings. But the first-inning run couldn’t be overcome by the UF offense.
In the bottom of the first, UM’s Sierra Lawrence and Sierra Romero each reached base by way of a single and fielder’s choice to lead off the frame. One batter later, Lauren Sweet drilled a RBI single into center field.
After Sweet’s single, Haeger retired 17 of the final 21 Wolverines she faced.
The Gators best chance to score came in the top of the second, as UF had runners on the corners with two outs, but were unable to capitalize on the situation. That was the lone Gator baserunner to make it to third all night.
Florida and Michigan will play a decisive WCWS Championship Series Game 3 tomorrow night at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.