Softball

No. 15 seed Michigan will take on St. Francis (PA) in its first NCAA Tournament game this year.

On Friday, No. 15 seed Michigan softball will face off with St. Francis (PA) in the first game of the NCAA Regional. A win advances the Wolverines to a second game against the winner of the DePaul-James Madison matchup.

Senior second baseman Faith Canfield will have another chance to play at Alumni Field this weekend.

As a fringe top-16 team entering the Big Ten Tournament, the Michigan softball team had to win it all in order to be considered as a potential host for a regional. The Wolverines did just that, earning the No. 15 seed in this year’s NCAA Tournament, and the seniors are thrilled to have one more shot with the home crowd.

Senior designated player Mackenzie Nemitz dealt with plenty of adversity throughout her Michigan career.

As Mackenzie Nemitz watched her team from the dugout, there wasn’t a doubt in her mind that Michigan would win. She just didn’t think the responsibility would fall on her shoulders.

Senior second baseman Faith Canfield along with the other seniors have created a fun culture.

In 35 years at the helm of the Michigan softball program, coach Carol Hutchins has seen more than a few senior classes come and go.

Sophomore first baseman Lou Allan had an RBI double in the Big Ten Tournament championship game.

Friday afternoon, sophomore first baseman Lou Allan stepped into the batter’s box instead of junior outfielder Haley Hoogenraad, the regular No. 8 batter.

Michigan coach Carol Hutchins has led this team to the No. 15 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Two weeks ago, it seemed out of the cards. But after a pair of massive dominoes fell into place, the Michigan softball team was selected as one of the 16 host sites for the four-team regional round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament.

Junior third baseman Madison Uden produced at pivotal moments in the Big Ten Tournament over the weekend.

Junior third baseman Madison Uden produced at pivotal moments in the Big Ten Tournament over the weekend. In five of the last six weekends, Uden has contributed a home run to Michigan’s surging offense and in the last 27 games, she’s averaged almost one RBI per game.

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Softball beat writers Akul Vijayvargiya and Daniel Dash break down Michigan's Big Ten Tournament wins over No. 9 Illinois, No. 5 Wisconsin and No. 3 Minnesota. On Saturday, the Wolverines claimed their first Big Ten Tournament title since 2015.

The Michigan softball team won its first Big Ten Tournament title since 2015 on Saturday.

BLOOMINGTON — In 2016, heads hung low as the Michigan softball team walked off the field after falling to Minnesota in the Big Ten Tournament final.

The No. 1 seed Michigan softball team will square off against No. 3 seed Minnesota on Saturday afternoon.

BLOOMINGTON — Though Minnesota is just the No. 3 seed in the Big Ten Tournament, it brings the greatest challenge the top-seeded Michigan softball team has faced since the weekend the Wolverines defeated then-No. 2 UCLA and then-No. 5 Washington in the beginning of March.