Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 6:55pm
Freshman infielder Morgan Overaitis made her home debut this weekend for Michigan softball.

On Sunday, the No. 25 Michigan softball team (15-10) essentially clinched its first game of the day in the first inning — a game the Wolverines won, 18-1 — providing ample time for Hutchins to put some new faces both in the field and at bat.

The moment Michigan went up to bat Sunday afternoon, it was clear the game would be a blowout. Golden Flashes’ right-hander Andrea Scali walked the first two batters she faced — senior second baseman Faith Canfield and fellow senior outfielder Natalie Peters. The Wolverines sent both of these runners home — and eight more after that — before the inning was over.

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 9:01pm
Senior Faith Canfield holds the highest batting average on the team.

That ball went sailing over the fence at left field, giving Michigan softball (13-10) its first home run in Ann Arbor of the season. From there, the offense couldn’t be stopped.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 8:22pm
Senior Katie Alexander was a powerhouse on offense last season, holding a batting average of .314, posting 29 runs scored and five home runs.

As errors plummeted and her batting average soared, she could have been happy with her role as starting catcher, content in being remembered — just like her high school coach — as one of the strongest catchers in Michigan’s history. Instead, she’s gone above and beyond, serving the team as a leader and mentor, on and off the field.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 8:38pm
Michigan softball coach Carol Hutchins has high expectations for the Wolverines' class of freshmen.

Michigan's No. 14 recruiting class features talent all over the field, from right-hander Alex Storako to outfielder Lexie Blair.

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 9:05pm
Senior second baseman Faith Canfield and the rest of Michigan's infield is looking to develop consistency as the season kicks into gear.

While it’s easy to point to an offense yet to find its rhythm, Michigan's defense has seen its fair share of uneven performances

Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 9:06pm
Junior Madison Uden had a hit, run, and RBI against California State Northridge on Saturday.

The first couple of games of the LSU Invitational saw the Michigan softball team plagued by the same problems it’s faced all season. Towards the end of the weekend, though, the Wolverines looked revived both at the plate and defensively, grabbing two wins to salvate a 2-3 weekend record.

Friday, the Wolverines (6-8) were overwhelmed by Stanford (11-2) and No. 9 Louisiana State (13-3).

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 8:19pm
Taylor Bump is one of multiple candidates at the first base position for the Michigan softball team.

Since first baseman Tera Blanco’s graduation last May, Michigan coach Carol Hutchins has been searching for a replacement to round out the infield.

While Hutchins has stressed that there are many players being considered for first base, sophomore Taylor Bump and senior Alex Sobczak seem to be among the top contenders, each having started at least one of the nine games so far this season.

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 7:00pm
Michigan softball coach Carol Hutchins looks to have found her No. 2 starter, freshman right-hander Alex Storako

After last weekend, one thing was cleared up for the No. 19 Michigan softball team: who will back up sophomore left-hander Meghan Beaubien in the pitching rotation.

Alex Storako answered that question when the freshman right-hander made her collegiate debut in the first game of the season on Friday. Storako’s entrance at the top of the fifth inning, when the Wolverines were trailing North Carolina State by two, was a testament to the confidence she has earned from Michigan coach Carol Hutchins. She didn’t disappoint, pitching the final three innings without allowing a single hit, which allowed Michigan to squeeze out a narrow 4-3 win.

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 8:31pm
Sophomore outfielder Haley Hoogenraad led the team defensively in Michigan's opening weekend.

While Michigan didn’t win, strong defensive plays like that by Hoogenraad were instrumental to the success of the team all weekend, as she made several important catches in each game.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 6:17pm
Sophomore right-hander Meghan Beaubien leads a staff devoid of experience, but full of talent.

Four-year starting first baseman and veteran pitcher, Tera Blanco, has left a void in the No. 19 Michigan softball team’s rotation and batting order. While most softball programs are able to rely on a rotation of two or three strong pitchers, Blanco’s graduation has left Beaubien the sole pitcher with significant experience returning this spring.