Softball

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.

Sophomore outfielder Courtney Richardson helped Michigan capture a late lead that it wouldn't relinquish against Maryland.

With “better energy,” as Michigan coach Carol Hutchins described, the Wolverines managed to piece together a rally.

Senior right-hander Megan Betsa will look to continue her dominant streak in the circle against the Terrapins.

The Wolverines hold the top spot in the Big Ten as they enter a series against Maryland this weekend.