Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 3:09pm
Carol Hutchins coaches her team Friday against Michigan State in the Big Ten Tournament.

This is what happens when the standard is set higher than everyone else, when “that good” is defined differently than for most everyone else.

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 9:39pm
Megan Betsa had gotten the better of Michigan State centerfielder Lea Foerster in their previous two meetings, but Friday, the roles were reversed.

But on this day, it was Foerster getting the best of Betsa, proving a menace atop the Spartans’ order — reaching base in all four of her at-bats — and paving the way for the win nobody could have seen coming.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 6:24pm
Megan Betsa has 370 strikeouts this year, tops in the country.

She was a kid from rural Georgia in Ann Arbor in the middle of January. Against all odds, it was love at first sight.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 10:12pm

The Daily softball beat breaks down the Big Ten tournament and offers their predictions for champion, team to watch and how far Michigan will go.

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 6:07pm
Michigan coach Carol Hutchins has been impressed by sophomore catcher Alex Sobczak's work ethic, which has powered her recent surge.

In February, Sobczak was buried on the bench. She had a choice — she could fold under the circumstances in front of her, or she could work. She chose the latter.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 8:55pm
Michigan coach Carol Hutchins helped start the Michigan Softball Academy in 2010 to raise money to fight against breast cancer.

In its eight-year existence, the program has raised over $700,000, according to Hutchins, with hopes of surpassing $1 million soon.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 9:19pm
With a home run on Tuesday, senior third baseman Lindsay Montemarano is batting .500 over her last nine starts after hitting just .226 before that stretch.

Led by three home runs, the Wolverines completed a perfect regular-season home record with the run-rule victory.

Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 6:57pm
Coach Carol Hutchins has been impressed with the boost freshman infielder Madison Uden has given the Wolverines' offense.

Uden has provided a necessary boost to a previously lethargic offense. In the five games she has started, the team has averaged seven runs per game and has won all five, while Uden is hitting .333 with 5 RBIs.

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 8:35pm
Sophomore second baseman Faith Canfield had one of four Michigan home runs in its doubleheader against Indiana.

Michigan frequently has had to rely on small-ball tactics this season, but got most of its offense from the long ball in Friday's doubleheader.

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 3:25pm
Infielder Lindsay Montemarano is one of four Wolverines who will play their final regular season home series this weekend.

The group of Kelly Christner, Megan Betsa, Lindsey Monterano and Abby Ramirez will go down fondly in Michigan's history books, but they have yet to write their final chapter.