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First Pitch: Baseball Preview 2015

BY MICHIGAN DAILY BASEBALL BEAT

The Michigan baseball team opens its Big Ten season Friday with a three-game weekend series against No. 11 Maryland.

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Playing with newfound passion, Wolverines move on

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BY JACOB GASE

Michigan’s dynamic performance on offense and defense was fueled in part by an incredibly vocal crowd at Crisler Center, but the Wolverines’ seniors had even more reason to be amped up.

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Wolverines face Iowa hoping for sweep and more energy

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BY CHRIS CROWDER

With a weekend series coming up, an early offensive surge is expected against Iowa.

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Wolverines post six-spot in fourth, claim victory

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BY KEVIN SANTO

Wednesday at Alumni Field, Michigan never looked back in its 8-2 victory over Western Michigan.

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Wolverines come out on top in full-count duels against Western Michigan

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BY CHRIS CROWDER

Full count is arguably the tensest moment in softball. But when the Michigan softball team faces the high-pressure moment, it doesn’t see it as one to be feared. Instead, the Wolverines hold their nerves and deliver.

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Sabermetrically optimizing Michigan's batting order

BY DANNY VARGOVICK

Over a large sample, one lineup emerged as optimal, according to a computer program simulating the outcomes from different options.

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Red Berenson to return next season

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BY ZACH SHAW

When the Michigan hockey team takes the ice for its home opener next October, the fans at Yost Ice Arena will see a familiar face following the team to the bench. Michigan coach Red Berenson announced that he plans to return for the 2015-16 season.

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In WNIT, Wolverines finally showing signs of growth

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BY JACOB GASE

Michigan's strong tournament run — which resumes when the Wolverines face Missouri on Thursday in Ann Arbor — is just as important for the program’s future as it is for its beloved senior class.

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Baseball

Michigan drops first game, dominates second in doubleheader

BY NATHANIEL CLARK

The Michigan baseball team concurred with half of that statement Saturday. They dropped the first game against No. 20 Maryland, 3-1, before crushing the Terrapins the second contest, 10-1.



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Softball

Betsa shines in doubleheader sweep of Iowa

BY TYLER SCOTT

If the chilly March day didn’t hurt Iowa’s offense enough, sophomore right-hander Megan Betsa finished the job, striking out 20 batters over the span of two games. Betsa was a showstopper for the No. 4 Michigan softball team as it defeated Iowa, 6-0 and 7-4, in a doubleheader Saturday.

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Zordich builds, adds secondary depth

BY ZACH SHAW

With junior Jourdan Lewis, senior Blake Countess and junior Channing Stribling all returning from last year’s cornerback unit. Zordich is counting on a mix of old and new personnel to step up.

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Resilient offense pushes Wolverines into WNIT quarterfinals

BY KELLY HALL

After a rough start, Michigan (8-10 Big Ten, 19-14 overall) beat Missouri 65-55 with a well-balanced offense that included five players scoring in double digits, led by senior guard Shannon Smith, who recorded 13 points.

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Andrew Copp will forgo senior season, join Winnipeg Jets

BY JASON RUBINSTEIN

Three days later, the junior captain has made up his mind and decided to forgo his senior season, signing a three-year entry-level contract to join the Winnipeg Jets organization.

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Michigan to host Missouri in WNIT Round of 16 on Thursday

BY BRAD WHIPPLE

Thursday night, Michigan will get another chance to extend its postseason life when it hosts Missouri at Crisler Center in the WNIT Round of 16.

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