Wolverines Announce Fall Schedule
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MGOBLUE Carol Hutchins
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Carol Hutchins
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Sept. 12, 2012

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan softball team will play a seven-game fall schedule, highlighted by hosting the National Pro Fastpitch All-Star team on Oct. 4 at the Wilpon Complex, home of Alumni Field.

U-M will once again play in the Traverse City Collegiate Tournament, Sept. 29-30, in Traverse City, Mich. Play will kick off as the Maize and Blue face Western Michigan at 10:30 a.m., Ferris State at noon and Central Michigan at 2 p.m. The weekend will conclude with two more games on Sept. 30 at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The tournament will be at Traverse City West High School.

Michigan will then welcome the National Pro Fastpitch All-Star team to the Wilpon Complex on Oct. 4 at 6 p.m., as part of the NPF's Back to School Tour. Former Wolverine and current volunteer coach Nikki Nemitz will start in the circle for the NPF team, which has gone 41-1 in two years on the tour. Admission to the game is $8 and seating will be general admission. Tickets can be purchased online.

"We are looking forward to the opportunity to play a marquee game during our fall season," head coach Carol Hutchins said. "This is a great opportunity for the fans to get a glimpse of the new team and helps our freshmen get used to playing in a big game collegiate atmosphere. We would love a packed house for this game."

Following the contest, both teams will hold a meet-and-greet session, allowing fans an opportunity for autographs and photos.

The fall season ends Oct. 9 when Michigan hosts Eastern Michigan at 3:30 p.m. Admission to this contest is free.

U-M returns 15 letterwinners from last year's team, which won its fifth consecutive Big Ten championship and advanced to Super Regional action in the NCAA Tournament.


2012 Michigan Softball Fall Schedule

Date Opponent Site Time
Traverse City Tourney
Saturday, Sept. 29 Western Michigan Traverse City, Mich. W, 4-1
Ferris State Traverse City, Mich. W, 8-0
Central Michigan Traverse City, Mich. W, 9-4
Sunday, Sept. 30 Ferris State Traverse City, Mich. W, 11-2
Central Michigan Traverse City, Mich. W, 6-4
 
Thursday, Oct. 4 NPF All-Stars Wilpon Complex W, 3-2
Tuesday, Oct. 9 Eastern Michigan Wilpon Complex W, 10-6

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