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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Michigan dominates Indiana as Carol Hutchins becomes all-time winningest coach in NCAA softball history

This weekend I had the opportunity to document history for the University of Michigan as its softball coach Carol Hutchins captured her 1,458th career win to become the all-time winningest coach in NCAA softball history. No. 2 Michigan dominated Indiana on an extremely windy day in Bloomington to win 8-0 in five innings.

Carol Hutchins

Michigan players celebrate with head coach Carol Hutchins after her 1,458th win following an 8-0 win against Indiana in an NCAA college softball game on Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by James Brosher)

Kelly Christner

Michigan’s Kelly Christner (21) fields a ball in the outfield during an NCAA college softball game on Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by James Brosher)

Abby Ramirez, Sierra Romero

Michigan’s Abby Ramirez, left, and Sierra Romero (32) field a ball in the infield during an NCAA college softball game on Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by James Brosher)

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Notre Dame softball defeats Maryland 9-1

Notre Dame Maryland Softball

Notre Dame pitcher Laura Winter comes off the field after recording a strikeout to end an inning during an NCAA softball game against Maryland on Monday, April. 28, 2014, at Notre Dame. Notre Dame won 9-1. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame Maryland Softball
Notre Dame Maryland Softball

At left: Notre Dame’s Lauren Stuhr makes a diving catch in the outfield. At right: Notre Dame’s Jenna Simon lays down a bunt. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

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Friday, August 3, 2012

Mishawaka Senior League Softball

Bob Matuszak, a player on the Irene's Cafe team, waits on the bench for his turn to bat during a Mishawaka senior softball league game on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at Normain Park in Mishawaka. The league is for players 62 and older. It features a wide first base, and two home plates to help the older players avoid collisions. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Bob Matuszak, a player on the Irene’s Cafe team, waits on the bench for his turn to bat during a Mishawaka senior softball league game on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at Normain Park in Mishawaka. The league is for players 62 and older. It features a wide first base, and two home plates to help the older players avoid collisions. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Rich Helfman, right, shares a laugh with Irene's Cafe teammate Jeff Chamberlin as the two wait to bat during a Mishawaka senior softball league game on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at Normain Park in Mishawaka. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Rich Helfman, right, shares a laugh with Irene’s Cafe teammate Jeff Chamberlin as the two wait to bat during a Mishawaka senior softball league game on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at Normain Park in Mishawaka. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Riley falls to Northridge in softball regional final

Got a chance to play around in some sweet light on Tuesday night as two area teams matched up in a softball regional. Unfortunately, the main team I was covering, Riley, lost meaning we couldn’t use my favorite frame of their team celebrating (fourth frame down). Just my luck the best reaction shot I got doesn’t line up well with the outcome of the game. Such is life.

Riley's Allison Luft, left, applies the tag to Northridge's Madison Schrock between second and third during a Class 4A softball regional final on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at Riley High School in South Bend. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Riley's Allison Luft, left, applies the tag to Northridge's Madison Schrock between second and third during a Class 4A softball regional final on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at Riley High School in South Bend. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

A Riley player wears a bow in her hair with the school's colors before a Class 4A softball regional final on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at Riley High School in South Bend. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

A Riley player wears a bow in her hair with the school's colors before a Class 4A softball regional final on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at Riley High School in South Bend. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Penn downs Mishawaka in softball semifinal

I haven’t shot softball in almost ages. Last time I photographed it was as an intern at the Austin American-Statesman two years ago.

Penn players celebrate with teammate Monica Smith after the final out in a win against Mishawaka in a softball sectional game on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at Penn High School in Mishawaka. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Penn players celebrate with teammate Monica Smith after the final out in a win against Mishawaka in a softball sectional game on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at Penn High School in Mishawaka. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Penn's Alyssa Davis (3) high fives teammate Claryce Gedde after Davis scored a run in the bottom of the sixth inning to give Penn a 6-3 advantage over Mishawaka in a softball sectional game on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at Penn High School in Mishawaka. Penn would hold off Mishawaka for the win. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Penn's Alyssa Davis (3) high fives teammate Claryce Gedde after Davis scored a run in the bottom of the sixth inning to give Penn a 6-3 advantage over Mishawaka in a softball sectional game on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at Penn High School in Mishawaka. Penn would hold off Mishawaka for the win. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

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Friday, June 4, 2010

Canyon-Magnolia Texas softball tourney

I worked a later shift today and covered two games in the UIL softball state semifinals. The first was a bit challenging because the harshness of the sunlight at the field. Shooting in harsh, mid-day sunlight is hard because you have to tip toe around your shots, waiting for subjects to pass through shade or to face the sun directly. Today was also challenging because it was extremely hot. A thermometer on the outfield scoreboard hit 95 degrees at one time.

Magnolia's Madison Kraatz slides safely into home just in front of a throw to Canyon catcher Mandy Ogle in the top of the 10th inning during the UIL 4A softball semifinal at the University of Texas on Friday, June 4, 2010. Kraatz's score was the first of the game as Magnolia won 2-0 to advance to Saturday's 4A championship game.

Magnolia's Madison Kraatz slides safely into home just in front of a throw to Canyon catcher Mandy Ogle in the top of the 10th inning during the UIL 4A softball semifinal at the University of Texas on Friday, June 4, 2010. Kraatz's score was the first of the game as Magnolia won 2-0 to advance to Saturday's 4A championship game.

Canyon  freshman Andrea Robson (1) watches the action after the team's defeat in extra innings became apparent during a 4A softball semifinal against Magnolia at the University of Texas on Friday, June 4, 2010.

Canyon freshman Andrea Robson (1) watches the action after the team's defeat in extra innings became apparent during a 4A softball semifinal against Magnolia at the University of Texas on Friday, June 4, 2010.

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