White-hot Michigan is headed to the Women's College World Series final. The Wolverines, who have won 28 straight games, will face top overall seed Florida in a best-of-three series starting Monday night.
For the second time in three games, No. 3 Michigan overcame an early three-run deficit, surging past No. 7 UCLA, 10-4, in its winner’s bracket matchup Friday night at the NCAA Women’s College World Series. [ MORE: Get box score, recap & video ] With their 27th consecutive victory, the Wolverines earn a day off and will resume play against the emerging team from the bottom half of the loser’s bracket at 3:30 p.m. ET Sunday. Michigan’s offense exploded for 15 hits — its best of the NCAA Tournament to date — and after UCLA retied the game in the
No. 3 Michigan used stingy pitching and a pair of home runs to knock off No. 5 Alabama, 5-0, in its opening game of the Women’s College World Series on Thursday evening at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium. [ MORE: View the official NCAA tournament bracket ] The Wolverines, winners of 26 consecutive games, will play No. 7 UCLA at 9:30 p.m. ET Friday night. Sophomore RHP Megan Betsa (31-4) was superb from the circle, scattering four hits and a walk while fanning six Crimson Tide batters en route to her 11th complete-game shutout of the season. Sophomore leftfielder Kelly
The No. 3-ranked University of Michigan softball team rallied from an early deficit and staved off a late comeback to knock off No. 14 Georgia, 7-6, and claim an NCAA Super Regional sweep on Friday evening in front of 2,582 fans at the Wilpon Complex, home of Alumni Field. With the victory — their 24th in a row — the Wolverines advanced to the Women’s College World Series for the 11th time in program history and second time in three seasons. Senior LHP Haylie Wagner (22-2) earned the victory in relief, striking out six while allowing three runs — two
No. 3 Michigan used a couple big innings, including a four-run first, to claim a 10-3 decision against No. 14 Georgia in its NCAA Super Regional opener on Friday evening in front of 2,136 fans at the Wilpon Complex, home of Alumni Field. [ MORE: View the official NCAA tourney bracket ] The win gives the Wolverines a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series. The teams will square off again at 6 p.m. ET Friday on ESPNU. If a third game is necessary, it will be televised on ESPN at 9 p.m. Sophomore RHP Megan Betsa (30-4) recorded her third
No. 3 Michigan posted several big innings, including a five-run first inning, to clinch its fourth straight NCAA Regional crown with a 10-3 decision over Pittsburgh on Sunday afternoon. [ MORE: View the official NCAA tourney bracket ] The Wolverines (54-6) will host Georgia, the winner of the Athens Regional, in a best-of-three NCAA Super Regional next weekend at the Wilpon Complex, home of Alumni Field. Game dates and times will be announced when finalized by the NCAA. Michigan exploded for 12 hits as eight different Wolverine players tallied at least one base knock, including three with multiple hits. Freshman
The No. 3-ranked University of Michigan softball team hammered out four home runs, including three to highlight a five-run fourth inning, and claimed a 9-1, six-inning victory over No. 19 California in NCAA Regional action on Saturday afternoon (May 16) at the Wilpon Complex, home of Alumni Field. The Wolverines will await their opponent for Sunday’s (May 17) NCAA Regional championship game, slated for a 3:30 p.m. start at the Wilpon Complex. Freshman designated player Aidan Falk was one of the Wolverines’ four home-run hitters, headlining the U-M offense with a 3-for-3, two-RBI effort from the plate. Junior centerfielder Sierra
For the sixth time and the first time since 2005, Michigan swept the Big Ten regular season and postseason titles.
Four Big Ten teams were selected to the 2015 NCAA Softball Tournament, as announced on the NCAA Selection Show Sunday night. [ MORE: View the official interactive NCAA bracket ] Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska and Northwestern will represent the conference in this year’s bracket, which will get underway on Thursday with regional action. Michigan will host the Ann Arbor Regional as the No. 3 seed. Michigan advances to its 23rd NCAA Tournament, having appeared in every event since 1995. The Wolverines, who have advanced to 10 Women’s College World Series in program history, enter NCAA play having won the Big Ten
Michigan junior Sierra Lawrence has developed into one of the top outfielders in the Big Ten conference. She showed the college softball world just how talented she is on Saturday night in the Big Ten Softball Tournament championship game. With Nebraska trailing Michigan 2-0 in the bottom of the second inning, Huskers senior Steph Pasquale drove a pitch to deep center. The ball looked like it was a sure bet to clear the center field fence, but then Lawrence jumped up and made an incredible catch, robbing Pasquale of a home run. Best of all: The reaction of Michigan pitcher