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Caitlin Blanchard 44
Caitlin Blanchard

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Petersburg, Mich.

High School:
Summerfield

Height:
5-5

Position:
1B/C

B/T:
L/L


05/19/2013

Wolverines Thwart Bears Again to Capture Regional Crown

Softball Thwarts Bears Again to Capture Regional Crown

05/16/2013

Romero on All-Region First Team, Three on Second Team

Romero on Softball All-Region First Team, Three on Second Team

04/21/2013

Lawrence Slams, Driesenga Blanks Iowa in Doubleheader Sweep

Lawrence Slams, Driesenga Blanks Hawkeyes in Softball's DH Sweep

04/21/2013

Postgame Notes: U-M 8, Iowa 6; U-M 8, Iowa 0

Postgame Notes: U-M 8, Iowa 6; U-M 8, Iowa 0

04/20/2013

Notes & Quotes: #9 Michigan 5, Iowa 3

Notes & Quotes: #9 Michigan 5, Iowa 3

05/05/2013

Softball Highlights - #10 U-M 9, Northwestern 3

U-M prevailed, 9-3, over Iowa on Senior Day.

At Michigan ... NFCA Great Lakes All-Region second team (first base, 2013) ... All-Big Ten first team (first base, 2013) ... All-Big Ten third team (catcher, 2011) ... U-M Athletic Achievement Award (2011).

Senior (2014) ... Recorded two doubles, one being a game-winning hit, and three RBIs against Minnesota (Apr. 20) ... Went 2-for-3 with two RBIs against Michigan State (Apr. 11) ... Collected two hits against Western Michigan (Apr. 8) ... Went 1-for-3 with a double and scored two runs against Detroit (Apr. 2) ... Recorded two hits, scored two runs and one RBI against Penn State (Mar. 29) ... Batted 2-for-3 with an RBI vs. Indiana (March 21) ... Collected one double and two RBIs against Louisville (Mar. 15) ... Hit a three-run home run against UCLA (Mar. 6) ... Collected two hits, three RBIs and scored one run against Utah Valley (Mar. 1) ... Went 2-for-4 against Kentucky (Feb. 22) ... Recorded two hits, one RBI and scored one run against Pittsburgh (Feb. 21) ... Went 2-for-4 and scored one run against Kent State (Feb. 21) ... Recorded three hits, four RBIs and scored two runs against Bethune-Cookman (Feb. 9).

Junior (2013) ... All-Big Ten first team (first base)... NFCA Great Lakes All-Region second team (first base) ...Big Ten Player of the Week (May 7) ... Regular Season ... Played in 63 contests, starting 52 at first base, nine at catcher and one at designated player ... Batted .374 with 46 RBI and a team-high 14 doubles ... Collected a team-best 19 multi-hit games ... Put together an 18-game hit streak from March 22 - April 21 ... Tallied two hits in game three of the Super Regional vs. Louisiana Lafayette (May 25) ... Doubled and homered against Northwestern (May 5) for a total of four RBIs ... Drove in four runs against Northwestern (May 4) ... Went 4-for-5 with two RBI at Michigan State (April 14) ... Hit a grand slam against Ohio State (April 6) ... Went 3-for-4 with one RBI vs. Penn State (March 30)... Had the game-winning RBI against Purdue (March 23) ... Hit a home run during a 2-for-2 game against Purdue (March 22) ... Hit a double and collected one RBI against Arizona (March 15) ... Knocked in three runs vs. Boston College (March 5) ... Collected two hits and two RBI vs. Georgia Tech (March 1) ... Went 4-for-6 with a double and two RBI vs. Illinois State (Feb. 22) ... Made first career start at first base and tallied three hits against FAU (Feb. 17) ... Went 2-for-3 against Maryland (Feb. 16) ... Had two hits, including a double, against Samford (Feb. 10).

Sophomore (2012) ... Appeared in 21 games, starting 10 -- nine at catcher and one at designated player ... Limited by injury sustained against UCLA on March 2 ... Delivered game-winning RBI against Louisville in the NCAA Regional (May 19), drawing a bases-loaded HBP in the eighth inning ... Hit an RBI sacrifice fly against Purdue (May 11), accounting for the winning run in a 2-1 contest ... Was 1-for-2 with a run scored and an RBI versus Mississippi State (Feb. 26) ... Went 2-for-3 with a double against Hofstra (Feb. 25).

Freshman (2011) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award recipient ... All-Big Ten third team (catcher) ... Regular Season ... Started all 59 games -- 52 at catcher and seven at designated player ... Went 2-for-3 vs. Minnesota (May 7) ... Tallied four RBI in Illinois twinbill (April 17) ... Knocked in two RBI on two hits against Purdue (April 9) ... Used an RBI double and a solo homer to drive in both of U-M's runs in a 2-1 decision against Indiana-1 (April 2) ... Keyed Michigan's comeback at Northwestern (March 27) with a two-run fourth-inning single ... Went 2-for-4 with an RBI against Notre Dame at the Judi Garman Classic (March 19) ... Tallied two hits -- a double and a triple -- at Louisville (March 12) ... Recorded a sixth-inning leadoff solo shot vs. Massachusetts at the FAU Kick-Off Classic (Feb. 19) ... Went 2-for-3 vs. Long Island with a RBI triple (Feb. 18) ... Posted first collegiate home run -- a two-run fourth-inning blast -- vs. Ohio (Feb. 19) ... Went 2-for-3 with three RBI in collegiate debut vs. Southern Illinois at the Houston Invitational (Feb. 11).

Prep... Graduated from Summerfield High School (2010) ... National Honor Society ... Honor Roll ... Two-time Tri-County Conference Academic Award recipient (2009, '10) ... Four-time MHSSCA All-State Division 4 first team selection ... Michigan's Miss Softball nominee (2010) ... Helped guide Summerfield HS to the 2010 state championship ... Boasted a .455 batting average and 21 doubles as a senior (2010) ... Hit .662 as a junior (2009) and .516 as a freshman (2007) ... Four-time all-region and all-district first team selection ... Two-year Summerfield HS team captain (2009, '10) ... Also competed in basketball.

Personal... ... Caitlin Marie Blanchard was born on August 21, 1992 ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... majoring in history ... Daughter of Rodney and Beth Blanchard.

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