Are they contenders or pretenders?
Rutgers Softball has been playing well, winning three consecutive Big Ten series. That includes last weekend's three game sweep of Sparty. But this weekend is a bigger test than they've faced all year as Michigan comes to Piscataway for a three game set. The two squads are tied for second place in the conference.
Where, when, how to watch
SERIES VS. MICHIGAN
GAME 1: Friday, April 10 at 3 p.m. - Live Stats
The weather forecast is not good for Friday, but that just means a doubleheader somewhere during the weekend, likely Saturday. Come on out....should be fun!
Be the first to watch the Scarlet Knights with a view from the newly added berm at the RU Softball Complex! The first 50 fans to "Bombard the Berm" on Friday (the berm between Hospital Rd and the field) will receive a free "We R B1G" towel to sit on.
Saturday's game marks Junior Knights Day and will also be the second chance for post-game autographs with the Scarlet Knights. Following the series finale on Sunday, youth fans can participate in a Base Run.
Scouting the Knights and Wolverines
Rutgers (20-9, 7-2 Big Ten) extended its win streak to seven with a midweek victory over in-state rival Princeton, defeating the Tigers 6-2 on Wednesday afternoon. Last weekend, the Scarlet Knights swept Michigan State in its inaugural Big Ten home series.
No. 4 Michigan (34-6, 7-2 Big Ten) has also opened Big Ten play with three consecutive series victories, defeating Ohio State, Iowa and Minnesota. The Wolverines two losses in conference action came at the hands of Iowa, 7-4, and then-No. 14 Minnesota, 9-1.