Can I say, “You go girls!”? (Sounds cheesy, and there’s some weird punctuation going on there.) In any case: Freshman Samantha Findlay hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning to power the Wolverines to the first national softball championship by a school east of the Mississippi, never mind the whole cold-weather thing.
Mgoblue says its story will be here. For the moment, I’ll trust them. In the meantime, it seems they’ve got a diary by Jennie Ritter, who fired a five-hitter and finished 38-4 for a team that went 65-7 on a season that started with a loss and then 32 straight wins on the road. Did we mention it’s cold in Ann Arbor at the start of the season?
For a championship tournament that started in 1982, UCLA had won 11. Texas A&M (2) and Oklahoma had been the only non-California schools to win a title.
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