Softball

Sophomore outfielder Haley Hoogenraad hit a fate-sealing grand slam in the third inning to put Michigan up 14-0.

Haley Hoogenraad's first career grand slam came thanks to all the extra work she's put in.

Freshman utility player Lou Allan says her team's enthusiasm helped them get to its 15-run win.

Thanks to a huge third inning, Michigan dominated Detroit Mercy, 15-0.

Michigan coach Carol Hutchins says Natalia Rodriguez has a "certain swag" about her.

Michigan's energy came too little too late in its loss to Iowa.

Senior right-hander Tera Blanco gave up just four hits, but still took the loss against Iowa.

Despite a late-game surge, Michigan's winning streak came to an end against Iowa.

Tera Blanco was the starting pitcher before coming in for relief.

Michigan's veterans powered the team to a 5-0 win over Central Michigan.

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For the No. 17 Michigan softball team (23-6 overall), the first five innings of Wednesday’s home opener against Central Michigan — an eventual 5-0 win — seemed to be the same story ad nauseam.

Junior infielder Faith Canfield has been Michigan's most consistent offensive player this year.

Like your typical pastry shop, turnover is the name of the game for the No. 17 Michigan softball team this year.

The Michigan softball team has bounced back after a mediocre start to the season.

There were a lot of empty plates early in the season.

In turn, Carol Hutchins switched to emphasizing a simplification of the game so that the No. 17 Michigan softball team could find a way to cover all of its bases.

The Michigan softball team doesn't play many of the Big Ten's top teams this season.

The Michigan softball team came into last season ranked No. 6 in the country, and for just the second time since 2004, it failed to advance past regionals of the NCAA Tournament.

Tera Blanco always dreamed of playing for the Michigan softball team.

Seventh inning. Bases loaded. Two outs. A national championship on the line.