Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 4:51pm
In what will be considered a down year for Michigan softball, Carol Hutchins still coached her team to 43 wins and a second-place finish in the Big Ten.

The Daily looks back on a season seemingly brimming with potential, but ultimately plagued by inconsistency.

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 7:10pm

After losing 12-4 to Washington Saturday afternoon, the Michigan softball team is one loss away from elimination.

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 12:28pm

One week ago yesterday, the Michigan softball team bowed out to Michigan State in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament. Today, it will play No. 6 Washington in hopes of moving one large step closer to a Super Regional bid.

Friday night, the Wolverines dispatched Fresno State behind a 13-strikeout performance from senior right-hander Megan Betsa. 

Junior right-fielder Aidan Falk broke a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the fifth inning, with a two-out, two- strike, two-run single down the right field line, grabbing Michigan a lead it would keep.

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.