Monday, April 23, 2018 - 1:19pm
Junior second baseman Faith Canfield epitomizes plate discipline and offensive efficiency for the Wolverines

The Michigan softball team has used a developed sense of plate discipline to find offensive success this season.

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 8:50pm
Senior right fielder Aidan Falk and the Wolverines played off Maryland's errors for the win.

The Michigan softball team took advantage of Maryland's defensive errors en route to a 6-0 win.

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 2:02pm
Sophomore outfielder Haley Hoogenraad has been an integral part of Michigan's success this season.

Thanks to the underclassmen stepping up and filling key positions, the Michigan softball team has found success this season.

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 10:49pm
Tera Blanco had key hits in both games of Michigan's doubleheader against Rutgers

Sometimes, a sweep is nice and easy.

Other times, the wins on the record conceal the less-than-glamorous means it took to get there.

The latter was the case for the No. 17 Michigan softball team (10-1 Big Ten, 35-7 overall) on Friday when it swept a doubleheader against Rutgers (2-7, 17-21) with scores of 11-1 and 9-2. Despite the lopsided numbers on the scoreboard, both games at times seemed as if they could slip away from the Wolverines.

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 7:18pm
Junior catcher Katie Alexander has developed into a good, all-around catcher for Michigan.

Katie Alexander has gone from a backup plan to a good, starting catcher for Michigan.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 9:29pm
Sophomore designated player Thais Gonzalez scored the game-winning run for Michigan on Wednesday.

A timely play for a stagnant offense gave Michigan a win on Wednesday.

Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 8:48pm
Freshman designated player hit a key home run against Penn State.

Lou Allan continued her improvement against Penn State.

Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 3:18pm
Senior Briana Brown stuck her floor routine, but Michigan finished fourth at the NCAA Regionals.

The Wolverines made uncharacteristic errors to fall to fourth at the NCAA Regionals.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 6:06pm
This could be the last game between Michigan and Eastern Michigan for the foreseeable future.

Melissa Gentile loves Alumni Field.

Everything — the field, the Alumni Band, the energy from the stands — it all transports her back to her days as a player under Michigan coach Carol Hutchins. Now, as the head coach at Eastern Michigan, she looks forward to the competition the Wolverines provide in an annual matchup between the two teams. Eighteen years after graduating, it’s still her home away from home.

On Wednesday, Gentile will return to Alumni Field, not knowing if she’ll ever be back.

After this season, her program will no longer exist.


Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 3:35pm
Senior first baseman Tera Blanco hit two home runs in Michigan's win over Purdue.

Behind two home runs from Tera Blanco, Michigan dominated Purdue.

Senior first baseman Tera Blanco hit two home runs in Michigan's win over Purdue.

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