Softball

Michigan coach Carol Hutchins heads a red-hot team going into the postseason.

With Sunday’s 12-3 victory over Maryland, the No. 22 Michigan softball team clinched the outright 2019 Big Ten softball title.

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.

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.

Michigan coach Carol Hutchins has this team primed to win close games in the postseason.

Down to its last strike, Penn State needed a miracle against Meghan Beaubien in Friday night’s series opener.

The Nittany Lions’ prayers were answered.

Nineteen of Faith Canfield's family members were in attendance on Sunday.

The most special part about this senior class isn’t where they are today. It’s how they got there.

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.

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.

Alex Storako earned her 12th win of the season as Michigan beat Penn State, 8-0.

Canfield’s eighth homer of the season gave the Wolverines an early jolt, eventually propelling them to an 8-0 run-rule victory over the Nittany Lions.

Madison Uden hit a walk-off home run as Michigan beat Penn State, 6-5

Michigan softball hasn’t lost to Penn State in twelve years. On Friday, that almost changed for the Wolverines. But capped off by a walk off home run from senior third basement Madison Uden, Michigan upheld its winning streak against the Nittany Lions.

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Senior designated player Kenzie Nemitz kicked off her final homestand in style and powered the No. 22 Michigan softball team to a 16-1 run-rule victory over Michigan State.