Emotions were flowing at Alumni Field on Saturday night as the No. 2 Michigan softball team (16-1 Big Ten, 43-6 overall) donned pink jerseys to raise breast cancer awareness, and its six seniors were honored at their last home game of the regular season.
But as soon as the ceremonial first pitch was tossed, the Wolverines had their game faces on.
Junior pitcher Jordan Taylor pitched phenomenally, tossing five innings of one-hit ball, striking out nine and walking none in the 10-0 victory.
The lineup had its way with Michigan State’s starting pitcher Lauren Kramer, as Wolverine hitters roughed her up for five runs on five hits and forced her from the mound after two innings. Rebecca Rogers, pitching in relief for Kramer, was unable to turn the tide, as she also surrendered five runs over her two innings of work.
Senior catcher Roya St. Clair delivered big in her last regular season game at Alumni Field, both at the plate and behind it. She smacked two doubles, and she caught a runner stealing in the second. Senior rightfielder Angela Findlay also had a solid grand finale, as she hit a two-run homer — her 13th — in the third inning.