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Michigan's women's softball team goes for championship tonight

Jun 3, 2015

U of M pitcher Megan Betsa.
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The University of Michigan’s women’s Softball team will go for a national championship tonight starting at 8 p.m. in Oklahoma City.

They’re up against the Florida Gators – the defending national champion – in game three of the Women’s College World Series. The series is tied 1-1 after the Wolverines beat the top-ranked Gators in game two of the series last night.

Watch highlights of the game from ESPN here.

More from Kristy Rivero of NCAA.com:

Neither team has officially announced a starting pitcher, but it’s safe to assume Game 2 starters UM’s Haylie Wagner and UF’s Lauren Haeger will face off again.

Wagner has shut down the Gators for 10.1 innings after coming on in relief of ace Megan Betsa who, despite being 31-5 on the season, struggled on Monday. Haeger, despite losing the 1-0 Game 2 heartbreaker, is the National Player of the Year with has 70 career wins to go along with 71 career homers, a feat no one other than Babe Ruth has accomplished.

"I mean, this is the last game,” said Wagner, who became just the third Michigan player to earn 100 career wins on Tuesday. “This is what we've been working for all year .. and we're just going to come out play Michigan softball, and we're going to have fun and attack and do what we do."

Michigan coach Carol Hutchins says both teams are evenly matched.

“… we both have good offense. We both have good pitching. We both have good defense. And, honestly, the game will be what the game will be. If we can stay one-pitch focused we have a chance."

You can catch the game tonight at 8 p.m. on ESPN.