The No. 10 Michigan softball team won three of five games this
past weekend at the UNLV Desert Classic.

On Sunday, the Wolverines were shut out 3-0 by defending
national champion UCLA. Michigan batters out-hit the Bruins seven
to two, but the team left nine runners on base in the disappointing
loss.

In Saturday’s action, the Wolverines split back-to-back
one-run games, losing 5-4 to No. 8 Nebraska before rebounding to
beat UNLV 2-1.

Michigan started the weekend with a bang, sweeping Cal Poly-San
Luis Obispo and No. 23 Oregon State to give coach Carol Hutchins
her 800th victory as Wolverine coach.

Michigan powered past Cal Poly 9-0 behind junior pitcher Nicole
Motycka’s one-hitter.

The Wolverines used a two-run fifth inning to edge the Beavers
2-1 in their second game of the tournament.

Hutchins is the first Michigan coach in any sport to surpass the
800-victory barrier and is only the 14th coach in softball history
to reach that number.

— Seth Gordon

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