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Michigan Softball

Shut-down pitching, high-energy offense power softball through sweep

James Coller/Daily

BY TED JANES

With those nine pitches, Betsa earned her first career save and the eighth-ranked Wolverines’ (8-1) first of two victories against the Seminoles on the weekend. For Betsa, the night was still not done — it was her turn to start in the second game of the doubleheader. Allowing just two hits and one run, she pitched a complete game, helping Michigan take a 2-1 victory in the game Saturday night.

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SportsMonday Column: Through steel blue eyes

Ruby Wallau/Daily

BY ALEJANDRO ZúñIGA

Hutchins’ goal at Michigan isn’t to win, though that has virtually always been a side effect. Rather, she strives to turn “weak-minded kids” into graduating classes of leaders who understand “it’s OK to be a strong woman.”

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Michigan will be searching for bats against big-name pitchers

James Coller/Daily

BY TYLER SCOTT

This week No. 7 Michigan (3-1) travels to Tallahassee, Florida to compete in the Unconquered Invitational at Florida State (4-1), where it will play two games each against the No. 5 Seminoles and Georgia Tech (0-5), and one matchup versus Western Kentucky (4-1).

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Wolverines mix goofy and competitive

Paul Sherman/Daily

BY CHRIS CROWDER

It’s a common misconception that the recipe for winning only includes competitiveness. You also need a pinch of humor.

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Michigan falls to No. 1 Florida, goes 3-1 at USF Classic

Allison Farrand/Daily

BY TYLER SCOTT

The Wolverines lost 2-1 to the Gators on Saturday in the USF Classic in Tampa, Florida, and then beat host South Florida in the nightcap. On Sunday, the Wolverines were more dominant, beating Hampton and Illinois State with ease.

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Michigan embraces four-game swing in Tampa

Allison Farrand/Daily

BY KEVIN SANTO

Defeating No. 1 Florida, the 2014 NCAA national champion, will be no easy task for the Michigan softball team. But you wouldn’t be able to guess that from the Wolverines’ attitude.
“They’re wearing Florida across their chest,” said sophomore right-handed pitcher Megan Betsa. “But we’re wearing Michigan across ours. That’s what we have to remember.”

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Sophomore Betsa ready for revenge against No. 1 Florida

James Coller/Daily

BY TED JANES

One year ago, right-handed pitcher Megan Betsa made her career debut for the Michigan softball team in the most difficult way possible.

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