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Michigan Softball

Reviewing the Michigan softball season

Terra Molengraff/Daily

BY COLLEEN THOMAS

Now that the Michigan softball team’s season is over, it’s time to take a look back and mention some highlights of the year.

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On softball: Deciphering the 2012 season

BY GREG GARNO

For this year’s softball squad, it was the first time in over 10 years that they had lost 17 times in a season and were once again outmatched by an SEC opponent. Despite good pitching and solid hitting numbers, Michigan ultimately lost because it left 421 total runners on base this season.

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Michigan drops Super Regional opener to Alabama

BY COLLEEN THOMAS

The second-ranked Crimson Tide hosted the 21st-ranked Wolverines in the first game of the best-of-three series in the NCAA Super Regional on Thursday. Alabama won, 4-1, with dominating pitching and great offense.

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Wolverines prepare for Alabama in Super Regional

Terra Molengraff/Daily

BY COLLEEN THOMAS

The Michigan softball team is getting hot at the right time.
After allowing just three runs in three games in the Louisville Regional last weekend, the 21st-ranked Wolverines are moving on to Tuscaloosa for the NCAA Super Regional.

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Wagner dominates in Regional, sets freshman wins record

Terra Molengraff/Daily

BY COLLEEN THOMAS

LOUISVILLE, Kent. — And you thought Jordan Taylor was dominant. Last year, Taylor set the Michigan softball program record for wins and career strikeouts and was named to the NFCA All-American second team. As a freshman, she set the rookie record for most wins (31) and earned Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors. And now, Taylor is a member of the US softball national team. But the Wolverines may just have found a candidate to replace the former star.

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Wolverines win Regional title

Terra Molengraff/Daily

BY GREG GARNO

LOUISVILLE, Kent. – One pitch at a time. Michigan coach Carol Hutchins preaches the motto before, during and after every game. From the moment Louisville pitcher Tori Collins threw the first pitch at 1:04 P.M. on Sunday, the N. 21 Michigan softball team dominated each and every inning.

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Softball upsets Louisville in Regionals

BY GREG GARNO

LOUISVILLE, Kent. — With two outs in the bottom of the eighth, junior second baseman Ashley Lane rounded second base and headed for third. The throw from the outfield came in fast to Louisville’s third-baseman. The tag was timed perfectly and placed above Lane’s waste as she slid into third.
Danny Bowman, the home plate umpire, swung both arms.
Safe.

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