Maryland pitcher Madison Martin was on her way to an easy 1-2-3 inning after retiring two consecutive Michigan batters to start the second inning. But then she hit senior center fielder Sierra Lawrence with a pitch, and it all began to unravel.
Michigan began to chalk up runs from the get-go, as a four-run haul in the first inning put the Terrapins out of sight quickly.
No. 2 Michigan is expecting quality starts from Sara Driesenga and Megan Betsa this weekend
Sophomore catcher Aidan Falk and freshman infielder Faith Canfield have found roles in Michigan's starting lineup.
Junior outfielder Kelly Christner has improved at the plate recently after adjusting her mindset.
For much of the season, the No. 2 Michigan softball team won mostly with offense. But lately, its pitchers have been the key to its success.
The Wolverines’ cruised in their first two games, outscoring Ohio State, 13-1, before rallying for a 5-3 win in the series finale Sunday.
The Wolverines completed a three-game sweep of Ohio State and moved into first place in the Big Ten standings.
Faith Canfield's two-run home run powered the Wolverines in their 5-1 victory over Ohio State at Alumni Field on Saturday.
With the series-opening win Friday, Michigan temporarily wrested first place in the Big Ten conference standings from the Buckeyes.