With the season on the line, the Michigan softball team stepped up and delivered a dominant performance against University of Illinois-Chicago and it all started with one person: freshman lefty Meghan Beaubien.
Between two evenly matched teams in Michigan and Notre Dame, it came down to who wanted it more. And as the smoke cleared and the scoreboard read 4-1, it was clear the Fighting Irish edged out the Wolverines in desire.
After Michigan St solved the complexities of freshman left-hander Meghan Beaubien, it was game over. Michigan would fall to the Spartans 7-0 in the Big Ten Tournament Quarterfinal for the second year in a row.