Softball

Michigan coach Carol Hutchins in a game against Maryland in 2016.

Exactly 39 years after the first complaint was filed, Hutchins is in the midst of her 33rd year as the head coach of the Michigan softball team, a pioneer for female athlete’s rights and the greatest collegiate softball coach of all time.

Senior pitcher Megan Betsa, who has the third most strikeouts in program history, was drafted 7th by the Akron Racers in Monday's NPF draft.

The two seniors became the 14th and 15th Wolverines in program history to be drafted to the NPF.

Senior pitcher Megan Betsa finally got some run support on Sunday after losing a 1-0, 11-inning heartbreaker on Friday.

After losing 1-0 in 11 innings on Friday, Michigan's offense orchestrated a monumental turn around, routing the Badgers with consecutive run-rule wins on Saturday and Sunday.

Michigan coach Carol Hutchins shook up her lineup on Saturday, and the gamble paid off, as the Wolverines raced to consecutive run-rule victories.

The move was an audacious — some would even say desperate — attempt to muster something, anything, out of an offense that has been at best inconsistent, and at worst lifeless for much of the season. But here’s the most surprising part: It worked.

Michigan softball coach Carol Hutchins has her team in striking position of the Big Ten lead with a trip to Wisconsin upcoming.

The Wolverines will look to push aside fatigue and the pressure of final exams as they travel to Madison to take on a solid Badger team.

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After appearing in just 21 games last season, Peters has utilized her speed and slap-hitting style to give the Wolverines a spark this year.

Abby Ramirez in a game against Northwestern on March 31, 2017.

Lately, it has been bunts and steals that have allowed the Wolverines to pull out close victories, including one on Tuesday against Michigan State.

Three runs were enough for the Wolverines to squeak by against the Spartans for their second time in as many weeks.

Michigan coach Carol Hutchins and the Wolverines have a chance to sweep Michigan State on the season.

On Tuesday, the 18th-ranked Wolverines will look to complete the season sweep against their in-state foe.

Junior first baseman Tera Blanco has started to emerge as the middle-of-the-order bat she was expected to be.

They're changes Blanco has noticed, changes Michigan coach Carol Hutchins has noticed and changes that just may change the course of the Wolverines’ season.

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