Softball

Junior right fielder Aidan Falk has been excelling at the plate in crucial situations for the Wolverines.

Falk notched two doubles and three RBI en route to a 5-1 win for the Michigan softball team against Michigan State.

Sophomore second baseman Faith Canfield has been the top offensive producer for Michigan of late.

The Spartans’ recent success looks meek compared to the Wolverines’ impressive play the past month, as the Michigan softball team has won 14 of its last 15 games.

Junior right fielder Aidan Falk has carved out a role in the outfield as Carol Hutchins looks to keep her bat in the lineup.

Thus far, Falk has started 16 games at first base — mainly when junior Tera Blanco is in the circle — and six in right field when Blanco reassumes her role at first.

Senior right-hander Megan Betsa allowed five runs in five innings of work against Ohio State on Sunday.

In its first time being shutout in over a month, No. 18 Michigan fell, 5-0, at the hands of the 25th-ranked Buckeyes.

Michigan coach Carol Hutchins leads a coaching staff that has stuck together and found success.

While a deep level of investment and involvement from Hutchins’ coaching staff has become commonplace in the Michigan program, Hutchins doesn’t take it for granted.

Senior right-hander Megan Betsa will be tasked with shutting down Ohio State’s potent offense.

Michigan’s top-ranked pitching rotation, which hasn’t surrendered a run in Big Ten play thus far, will face a Buckeye offense that hits .444 and averages over 11 runs per game.

Sophomore catcher Katie Alexander has becoming a calming influence for senior right-hander Megan Betsa.

Reaping the benefits of Alexander’s mound visits, Betsa is on the best stretch of her career.

Michigan coach Carol Hutchins’ resurgent team will face a real challenge against No. 25 Ohio State.

With the rotation becoming a dominant force and the lineup starting to solidify, the 12-game win streak seems a tell-tale sign of a team that has found its groove.

Junior right-hander Tera Blanco has pitched 11 complete games in her last 15 starts and is boasting a 1.87 earned-run average.

With the majority of the season’s home schedule complete, the Daily looks at four main takeaways from the Wolverines’ recent success, as the pieces are slowly coming together to make them a formidable threat against Big Ten competition.

Senior right-hander Megan Betsa pitched her seventh shutout in a row, raising her scoreless inning count to 48.

Michigan completed the weekend sweep with a 4-0 victory to earn its 12th consecutive win and seventh straight shutout.