Friday, May 17, 2019 - 12:00am
No. 15 seed Michigan will take on St. Francis (PA) in its first NCAA Tournament game this year.

On Friday, No. 15 seed Michigan softball will face off with St. Francis (PA) in the first game of the NCAA Regional. A win advances the Wolverines to a second game against the winner of the DePaul-James Madison matchup. Meanwhile, a loss would send Michigan into the backdraw to play the loser of that game.

Monday, May 13, 2019 - 5:19pm
Sophomore first baseman Lou Allan had an RBI double in the Big Ten Tournament championship game.

Friday afternoon, sophomore first baseman Lou Allan stepped into the batter’s box instead of junior outfielder Haley Hoogenraad, the regular No. 8 batter. With just one out in the inning and three teammates on base, she just needed a hit or a sacrifice fly to get Michigan on the scoreboard in the scoreless Big Ten quarterfinal game against Illinois.

Allan stared down Fighting Illini right-hander Taylor Edwards and swung at the first pitch Edwards threw.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 8:42am
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The Wolverines hung on to defeat No. 5 seed Wisconsin, 8-3, in the semifinal game of the Big Ten Tournament. The win signaled a revival of Michigan’s offense and advances the team to the final against No. 2 seed Northwestern or No. 3 seed Minnesota, depending on the outcome of Saturday afternoon’s matchup between the powerhouse teams.

Friday, May 10, 2019 - 6:24pm
Sophomore left-hander Meghan Beaubien stepped in as a reliever Friday, delivering clutch strikeouts and pitches to keep Michigan in a tight quarterfinal game against Illinois.

BLOOMINGTON It was the bottom of the eighth. The No. 1 seed Michigan softball team was locked in a scoreless draw with No. 9 seed Illinois. Lexie Blair had just stepped into the batter’s box.

One strike in, the freshman outfielder hit the ball over the right field wall for the first and only run of the game.

Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 3:37pm
Senior second baseman Faith Canfield kickstarted the offense this weekend in Michigan's sweep of Maryland.

Playing with a Big Ten regular season championship on the line, the No. 22 Michigan softball team decisively defeated Maryland 6-1 Friday.

Saturday and Sunday were no different.

In an effort to control their own destiny going into the Big Ten Tournament, the Wolverines beat the Terrapins 8-0 on Saturday and 12-3 on Sunday. The wins ended Michigan’s regular season with a 40-11 record and only one loss during conference play.

Friday, May 3, 2019 - 6:59pm
Senior outfielder Natalie Peters hit a triple to put the game away for Michigan.

COLLEGE PARK — In the first inning of the No. 22 Michigan softball team's first contest in College Park, Alex Sobczak cracked a line drive single to center field to bring home senior outfielder Natalie Peters and freshman outfielder Lexie Blair.

In the second, the senior first baseman hit a sacrifice pop-up to allow senior second baseman Faith Canfield to run to the plate.

And that was it for the Terrapins.

Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 1:11pm
Senior first baseman Alex Sobczak played her last game at Alumni Field on Sunday.

Michigan softball’s seniors walked into Sunday’s game with their families. Honored by the program and Michigan coach Carol Hutchins, the five players received flowers, hats and recognition from their teammates and coaches.

They led the team into player introductions before the game, and then they led the Wolverines offensively on the field. Scoring in the first inning on a sacrifice pop-fly by senior first baseman Alex Sobczak, senior second baseman Faith Canfield put the Wolverines on the board early.

Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 1:01am
Freshman right-hander Alex Storako has been helped by a one-pitch focus.

The difference in the Wolverines’ momentum starting Friday and Saturday’s games showed in each’s respective score, and Michigan coach Carol Hutchins attributed the impact of those early innings on final outcome to relieving pressure.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 8:22pm
Morgan Overaitis hit her first home run of her collegiate career Tuesday.

Tuesday night, Morgan Overaitis stepped to the plate for her first at-bat in East Lansing. A substitute in the lineup, the freshman infielder replaced senior second baseman Faith Canfield, the team’s leader in runs, in the batting order. Canfield had already hit a single, double and triple in the game, giving Overaitis big shoes to fill.

And the cleats fit to a tee.

Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 8:47pm
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Following the senior catcher’s lead, the No. 21 Michigan softball team went 2-1 in three games against Ohio State, winning, 10-3 and 6-2, before dropping the weekend’s final game, 2-1. Even with the loss Saturday, which snapped the Wolverines’ 15-game win streak, the two comeback wins marked a shift in power at the plate, a welcome sign for Michigan’s offense, which at times has lacked in run generation.