Softball

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.

Junior outfielder Natalie Peters had five hits over the weekend.

Michigan goes 4-0 over the weekend at Miami Invitational.

Michigan coach Carol Hutchins gave Sarah Schaefer a longer leash, and she performed extremely well.

Sarah Schaefer threw a perfect game and a shutout in her two starts this weekend.

Faith Canfield had another big weekend as Michigan went 5-0.

The No. 22 Michigan softball team is hitting, pitching and winning at a red-hot rate.

Carol Hutchins has been pleased with Madison Uden's improvement.

In the game’s key at-bat, Uden focused on remaining relaxed, looking for a good pitch to hit.

Faith Canfield was named Big Ten Player of the Week for her efforts at the Judi Garman Classic.

Eleven.

Tera Blanco hit a crucial home run at the Judi Garman Classic.

There’s no place like home.

Tapping her heels together, those magical words enabled Dorothy to go full circle in her journey — from Kansas to Oz, and then back to Kansas.

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Michigan went 5-0 in the Judi Garman Classic in Fullerton, Calif., this weekend to raise its overall record to 13-6.