Tera Blanco had key hits in both games of Michigan's doubleheader against Rutgers

Sometimes, a sweep is nice and easy.

Other times, the wins on the record conceal the less-than-glamorous means it took to get there.

Junior catcher Katie Alexander has developed into a good, all-around catcher for Michigan.

Katie Alexander has gone from a backup plan to a good, starting catcher for Michigan.

Junior catcher Katie Alexander made strong defensive plays in Michigan's win over Michigan State.

On an offensively-lacking day, defense and baserunning came up huge for Michigan.

Sophomore designated player Thais Gonzalez scored the game-winning run for Michigan on Wednesday.

A timely play for a stagnant offense gave Michigan a win on Wednesday.

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.