Michigan’s focus has led the Wolverines to develop a potent offense that averages 1.44 home runs per game, reaches base at a .450 clip and has a .349 batting average.
Even after falling just short of a Women’s College World Series title last year, the No. 2 Michigan softball team knows better than to assume past success is an indicator of future results.
The Wolverines finished a perfect 4-0 on the weekend, with two wins coming against No. 13 Florida State.
A healthy Driesenga has No. 2 Michigan in prime position to make another deep run to the Women’s College World Series.
The program involves an upperclassman taking a freshman teammate under her wing.
Putting together a string of dominant performances, the Wolverines won four out of five games. Their lone loss came against No. 1 Florida.
As the No. 2 Michigan softball team prepares to open its season this weekend, it faces a challenge in blending the old with the new.
For the Wolverines, this weekend not only marks the beginning of Hutchins’ 32nd year at the helm, but provides Michigan with an early chance at revenge.
All three starting outfielders return from last season’s second-place finish in the Women’s College World Series.
Though the Wolverines graduated All-American pitcher Haylie Wagner, this year’s pitching staff has the potential to be just as good, if not better.