Seven Softballers on All-Region Teams, Including Quartet on First Team
Romero Wins B1G Softball Player of the Year; Seven Earn All-Conference
Softball's Hit Barrage Buries Kent State, Louisville in Run-Rule Sweep
Softball Bombards Spartans with 21 Runs, Six Homers
Postgame Notes: #12 Michigan 21, Michigan State 2 (5 innings)
At Michigan ... NFCA All-Great Lakes Region first team (utility, 2014) ... All-Big Ten second team (utility, 2014) ... Big Ten Player of the Week (March 18, 2014).
Senior (2014) ... NFCA All-Great Lakes Region first team (utility) ... All-Big Ten second team (utility) ... Big Ten Player of the Week (March 18) ... Regular Season ... Made 39 starts and set career highs in virtually every offensive category including batting average (.320), hits (40), runs (25), doubles (9), home runs (9), RBI (41), slugging (.624) and steals (5) ... Knocked in 27 runs during U-M's 20-game win streak ... Had 10 multi-hit games and nine multi-RBI games ... Went 2-for-3 and scored two runs at Florida State (May 22) ... Hit the game-winning home run against Arizona State in the Tempe Regional title game (May 18) ... Went 4-for-10 with a home run in each game in a three-game series against Wisconsin (May 2-4) ... Connected on a three-run home run against Illinois (Apr. 26) ... Collected two hits and stole a base against Minnesota (Apr. 18) ... Went 1-for-2 with three RBIs against Michigan State (Apr. 12) ... Connected on a double and drove in two runs against Western Michigan (Apr. 8) ... Went 4-for-10, scored four runs, recorded eight RBIs, wile connecting on two home runs along with a grand slam in a three-game series against Ohio State (Apr. 5-6) ... Recorded two hits, one RBI and scored two runs against Penn State (Mar. 29) ... Hit 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, and three RBIs vs. Indiana (March 21)... Drove in five RBIs and swiped two bases in the series vs. Indiana (March 21-22) ... Collected two hits, one being a home run against Louisville (Mar. 15) ... Went 3-for-3 with a career-high five RBIs and two doubles against Kent State (Mar. 15) ... Had a pinch-hit RBI double at UCLA (March 4) ... Went 2-for-2 and scored two runs against Bethune-Cookman (Feb. 9).
Junior (2013) ... Played in 16 games, starting four at first base ... Finished with a career high batting average (.273) ... Hit the first pinch-hit home run of her career against Michigan State (April 12) ... Had a hit and one RBI vs. UCF (March 6) ... Set a career highs with three hits, two runs scored and two RBI vs. Florida Atlantic (Feb. 9) ... Batted 1-3 with two RBI vs. Marshall (Feb. 8) in the season opener.
Sophomore (2012) ... Appeared in 28 games, starting five at first base and one at designated player ... Recorded two home runs ... Hit a two-run double as a pinch hitter against Penn State (March 24) ... Hit a pinch hit walk-off RBI single against Notre Dame (March 15) ... Hit first career home run against Louisiana Tech (Feb. 10) in the Tiger Classic ... Knocked one out of the park in Michigan's second contest against Louisiana Tech (Feb. 11) in the Tiger Classic.
Freshman (2011) ... Appeared in 30 games, starting four -- three at third base and one at designated player ... Posted three hits, three RBI and 10 runs scored ... Scored five runs against Big Ten Conference competition ... Entered as a pinch runner and recorded the game-winning, walk-off run in the seventh inning against Iowa (April 24) ... Tallied the game-tying run in the fifth inning at Northwestern (March 26) ... Went 1-for-2 with a RBI vs. Maine (Feb. 27) ... Tallied a hit and an RBI against North Florida (Feb. 25) ... Notched first collegiate hit -- a sixth-inning single -- against Ohio (Feb. 12) ... Scored a run in collegiate debut vs. Southern Illinois at the Houston Invitational (Feb. 11).
Prep... Graduated from Clarkston High School (2010) ... Honor Roll ... Named to the 2010 NFCA Louisville Slugger All-America first team (shortstop) ... Selected as Michigan's 2010 Miss Softball recipient ... Three-time MHSSCA All-State selection (2008, '09, 10) ... Earned all-state honorable mention honors as a freshman (2007) ... Four-time all-region, all-district and all-league selection ... Also participated in basketball.
Personal... Taylor Lin Hasselbach was born on Jan. 20, 1992 ... Enrolled in the School of Kinesiology ... movement science major ... Daughter of Todd and Lisa Hasselbach.
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