Since adopting the new method, the senior outfielder's bat has been red hot.
Sophomore second baseman Faith Canfield continued her scorching weekend at the plate, notching a home run and a two-RBI triple.
The two-time Big Ten Pitcher of the Year is the only established pitcher returning to the rotation following the graduation of Sara Driesenga.
Michigan (10-5-4) was picked for the 64-team field announced by the selection committee Monday afternoon and will host Illinois State in the first round of the tournament Saturday night.
Michigan fell just short of the first win in program history over a top-ranked team.
Sarah Jackson made 11 saves on Sunday, and Anna Soccorsi contributed strong defense in her return from a concussion.