Taking a 1-0 lead into the seventh inning, Michigan was well on its way to forcing a third and deciding game against Kentucky later on Sunday. Pitcher Jordan Taylor was rolling, and all Michigan needed was three outs to extend its season at least one more game.
Things came crashing down for Michigan in the bottom of the seventh. The lead-off batter for Kentucky hit a home run to right field to tie the game up. Taylor then proceeded to walk two straight batters and hit a batter, loading the bases. She finally rebounded with a strikeout, but a bloop single into right field scored a run and ended the Wolverines' season.
The 2-1 victory means Kentucky is moving on to the Super Regionals next weekend. Michigan's season is over, as is the career of Jordan Taylor. She finished with 1,220 strikeouts, which is good for 24th all-time in NCAA softball history.