Softball

Senior right-hander Tera Blanco threw a no-hitter for Michigan on Tuesday.

Despite an underwhelming performance from Michigan, Tera Blanco's heroics help pull out a win.

Senior right-hander Tera Blanco combined with freshman Megan Beaubien to throw a three-hitter.

The Wolverines toughed out gritty wins against Penn State.

Freshman designated player hit a key home run against Penn State.

Lou Allan continued her improvement against Penn State.

This could be the last game between Michigan and Eastern Michigan for the foreseeable future.

Melissa Gentile loves Alumni Field.

Junior centerfielder Natalie Peters' heads-up baserunning helped Michigan to a sweep of Purdue.

Throughout the course of a softball game, there are small plays that can change the outcome of the final score. Elite teams find ways to capitalize on these opportunities.

Tera Blanco's grand slam in the fifth inning helped the Wolverines beat Purdue, 6-0, on Sunday.

Even though Saturday’s storm had long passed by the time Tera Blanco set foot on Alumni Field, the senior right-hander showed that when it rains, it pours.

Senior first baseman Tera Blanco hit two home runs in Michigan's win over Purdue.

Behind two home runs from Tera Blanco, Michigan dominated Purdue.

Senior first baseman Tera Blanco hit two home runs in Michigan's win over Purdue.

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After 33 seasons at the helm, Michigan softball coach Carol Hutchins knows how to get the most out of her players.

“‘Can you attack this batter?’” said freshmen left-hander Meghan Beabuen, doing her best impersonation of Hutchins. “‘Can you do it?’”

Michigan is 42-2 against Purdue in the past 44 games between the two teams.

One wouldn’t normally associate football with softball, but coaches from both sports preach adherence to the “ground game” as a necessity to win.

Lou Allan has Olympic dreams and hopes to follow her grandmother's footsteps.

In observance of Women’s History Month, The Daily launches a series aimed at telling the stories of female athletes, coaches and teams at the University from the perspective of the female sports writers on staff. Daily sports writer Aria Gerson continues the series with this story.