Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 8:14pm

For the No. 17 Michigan softball team (23-6 overall), the first five innings of Wednesday’s home opener against Central Michigan — an eventual 5-0 win — seemed to be the same story ad nauseam.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 6:02pm
Tera Blanco always dreamed of playing for the Michigan softball team.

Seventh inning. Bases loaded. Two outs. A national championship on the line.

Tera Blanco and the Firecrackers — a travel team coached by her dad, Jeff — were playing for the U-16 national title. Blanco, then a high school freshman, had pitched a nine-inning complete game the day before to send her team to the finals.

Blanco was the best pitcher on the team, but it was another girl’s turn to start. Instead, she was the designated player. But Jeff told his daughter to be ready. If trouble struck, they would need her.

Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 5:32pm
Michigan coach Carol Hutchins gave Sarah Schaefer a longer leash, and she performed extremely well.

Sarah Schaefer threw a perfect game and a shutout in her two starts this weekend.

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 4:03pm

They say running is a solitary sport, but that was never more true for fifth-year senior Haley Meier than it was Friday.

Instead of racing with her entire team there to cheer her on, Meier took her mark for her heat in the mile at the NCAA Indoor Championships with just a small contingency of teammates present, while the rest of the Michigan women’s track and field team watched back in Ann Arbor.

That’s the curse of being one of the best — qualifying for the national championships is not a team effort. It means every race is just you and the track.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 8:58pm
Faith Canfield was named Big Ten Player of the Week for her efforts at the Judi Garman Classic.


That’s the number of consecutive trips to the plate that resulted in hits for junior second baseman Faith Canfield. Over the course of 11 at-bats during the Judi Garman Classic in Fullerton, Calif., last weekend, Canfield nearly doubled her season hit total and, in the process, raised her batting average over 100 points. In 11 at-bats, Canfield went on a streak that earned her Big Ten Player of the Week and the Louisville Slugger DI National Player of the Week.

Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 4:27pm

Michigan went 5-0 in the Judi Garman Classic in Fullerton, Calif., this weekend to raise its overall record to 13-6.

Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 9:21pm
Michigan coach Carol Hutchins believers her team is thinking too much when batting.

Michigan's offense experienced a hot-and-cold weekend, and it reflected in its results.

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 11:04am

Michigan’s meet was far from perfect. But perfection isn’t required to be a hero, and the Wolverines found several as they tied for first with the Pioneers with a score of 196.575.

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 6:56pm
Fifth-year senior Bianca Brueckner scored a goal in Michigan's win over Jacksonville.

Michigan fell to No. 17 Colorado before beating Jacksonville this weekend.

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 6:08pm
Michigan coach Carol Hutchins believes big things are in Megan Beaubien's future.

As hard as it is to top a no-hitter, for Beaubien, this is just the beginning.