Even though Saturday’s storm had long passed by the time Tera Blanco set foot on Alumni Field, the senior right-hander showed that when it rains, it pours.
With the Michigan softball team nursing a 1-0 lead heading into the fifth inning, it was time to make something happen. In the previous inning, Blanco was pulled from her pitching duties after Purdue loaded the bases. While she could no longer help in the circle, she could make something happen at the plate.
Like your typical pastry shop, turnover is the name of the game for the No. 17 Michigan softball team this year.
Out goes right-hander Megan Betsa and one of the most accomplished senior classes in program history. In comes a freshman class with two top-10 recruits and another player inside FloSoftball.com’s Top 100. The Wolverines are also looking to turn over a new leaf after falling to Michigan State in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament and losing to Washington in the NCAA Regional last season.