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Varsity - May 3, 2012

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INSIDE SOFTBALL BY ANNA POULTER-HENDRICKSON @BadgerSoftball SCHEDULE Last Five April 28 at Purdue April 29 at Purdue May 1 Bradley May 2 Green Bay May 2 Green Bay W, 7-1 L, 6-5 W, 2-0 W, 4-0 W, 5-2 This Weekend Saturday Michigan (DH) 12/2 p.m. Sunday Michigan 12 p.m. Next Five May 11 at Nebraska (DH) 5/7 p.m. May 12 at Nebraska May 17 NCAA Regional 1 p.m. TBD May 24 NCAA Super Regional TBD May 31 NCAA College World Series are beatable, falling twice to Illinois last weekend, and Wisconsin has shown that it has the tenacity to win league games. The Badgers lead the league with a Badgers' time is now — and it won't be easy Last weekends of play serve as final exam The Badgers are working their way towards the most wins in school history and to get there they will have to beat some of the best in the Big Ten. W The series against Michi- gan this weekend is like a final at the end of a long 44 » VARSITY MAY 3, 2012 isconsin has put itself in a position to win. semester, only the Badgers have nothing to lose and everything to gain. UW has worked hard all semester to prepare for this test. Michigan is 30-4 all-time against Wisconsin and owns Goodman Diamond with an unblemished 18-0 record in Madison. But, the Wolver- ines have shown that they .323 batting average in league play. Michelle Mueller is batting a red-hot .460 and Cassandra Darrah owns a 2.13 ERA against Big Ten opponents. It won't be easy, but easy isn't the way to change a program. Wisconsin has challenged itself all year and now it has come down to the final two weekends of action. The Badgers' time is now -- not next week, not next month, not next year -- now. Celebrating Senior Day » Karla Powell, UW's lone senior, will wrap up her career as a Bad- ger and UW will celebrate her on May 6. A member of the first team All-Big Ten in 2011, Powell leaves her mark in the UW record books with 14 career home runs (eighth all-time) and 70 walks (third).

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