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Posted on Mon, Feb 21, 2011 : 9 a.m.

Michigan softball off to 10-0 start and more Sunday college results

By Staff

The Michigan softball team is off to its best start in program history after a 5-1 win over Massachusetts Sunday in the title game of the FAU Kick-Off Classic in Boca Raton, Fla.

Sophomores Amy Knapp and Ashley Lane hit home runs in a three-run sixth inning for the 10-0 Wolverines.

“The sophomore class was waiting for their turn, and they're getting it now. I'm particularly pleased with Ashley and Amy,” coach Carol Huntchins told “They're just really working hard to get settled in and be consistent for us. … It's their turn to help make Michigan great, and I think they're really buying into it."

Senior Jordan Taylor (5-0) earned the win in relief, striking out six and allowing two hits over the final four innings.


Connecticut 16, Michigan 9: The No. 22-ranked Huskies scored 11 runs in the second and third innings to keep Michigan winless in the three-game Big Ten/Big East Challenge. Wolverines’ starter Brandon Sinnery was tagged for six runs - just one earned - on two hits through 1 2/3 innings. Garrett Stephens had three hits and four RBIs for Michigan and Kevin Krantz went 4-for-5. (More details)

Clemson 5, Eastern Michigan 1: Starter Kevin Brady allowed two hits and struck out 10 over 5 1/3 innings for the No. 4-ranked Tigers. It was Clemson’s second win over the Eagles in a season-opening, three-game series. (More details)


Michigan 4, Clemson 2: The No. 8-ranked Wolverines beat No. 12 Clemson in consolation play at the ITA National Indoor Championships in Charlottesville, Va. (More details)


Puerto Rico Classic: Michigan is in last place after one day of play at the 15-team tournament. (More details)


Ohio 28, Eastern Michigan 9: The Eagles won three of the first five matches, but not again in Athens, Ohio. (More details)


Lorain Steelmen

Mon, Feb 21, 2011 : 6:05 p.m.

Great to see the 2011 Softball team, get off to such a strong start! Hutch will keep them grounded, for sure, and they must ALL contribute, for the long haul, but so far, it looks promising! I am pleased to see the sophs and new freshmen, step in and play 'MICHIGAN softball. Good luck ladies! Work hard, and have fun! As Hutch says, play it one pitch at time, and stay in the moment! .......Go Blue!