The Michigan Daily softball writers break down this weekend’s games by category. The smiling face of coach Carol Hutchins measures performance, with four faces being the best.

Jess Cox
David VanDevusse
Jess Cox
Nate Sandals
Jess Cox
Amber Colvin
Jess Cox
Daniel Levy

Defense
Sure the Wolverines posted two shutouts this weekend, but the defense looked flustered yesterday, giving up two unearned runs in a 5-4 loss. When you lose a contest like that, two heads is your reward.

Rating: 2 out of 5 hutches

Pitching


Michigan gave up its first run in six games Friday. Lorilyn Wilson, riding a personal 40-plus inning scoreless streak got through just 1/3 of an inning in game two on Sunday. When it goes down like that, don’t expect more than two Hutch heads.

Rating: 2 out of 5 hutches

Offense


The Michigan bats held steady through the first two games of the weekend, only to explode in game one yesterday for a season-high 14 runs. It seemed like everyone got a hit – except for when they really needed them in game two.

Rating: 3 out of 5 hutches

Crowd


Every game had a unique crowd. Friday, DPS was called in to quell the Maize Rage’s excessive heckling. Saturday featured an alumni pep band. For the finale, more than 1,000 fans packed the Alumni Field stands. If only they could’ve seen two victories.

Rating: 4 out of 5 hutches

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