Powered by Tera Blanco's two home runs, Michigan cruised to a run-rule victory in its last regular-season home game.
The group of Kelly Christner, Megan Betsa, Lindsey Monterano and Abby Ramirez will go down fondly in Michigan's history books, but they have yet to write their final chapter.
Exactly 39 years after the first complaint was filed, Hutchins is in the midst of her 33rd year as the head coach of the Michigan softball team, a pioneer for female athlete’s rights and the greatest collegiate softball coach of all time.
Before this weekend, Michigan had competed at the Big Ten Championships 36 times without an individual champion. This time was different.
Pearson spent 23 years as an assistant coach under Red Berenson before serving as the head coach of Michigan Tech for the past six seasons.
After losing 1-0 in 11 innings on Friday, Michigan's offense orchestrated a monumental turn around, routing the Badgers with consecutive run-rule wins on Saturday and Sunday.
Johnny Slater's home run to lead off the sixth inning triggered an offensive avalanche, as the Wolverines scored four more runs in the frame to pull away from the Hoosiers and win the final game of the series.
A home run on the second pitch of the game gave the Hoosiers a lead that they would never relinquish, and Michigan dropped the opening game of the series 1-0.
As the Wolverines roll into their weekend series against the Hoosiers, they hope that more fans begin to take notice.
It may be fair to say — even before his travels to Rome and Buenos Aires — that Keith Washington has already had one hell of a spring.