Softball

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.

Senior centerfielder Kelly Christner is batting .636 with six RBI and two extra-base hits in her last four contests.

Since adopting the new method, the senior outfielder's bat has been red hot.

Junior first baseman Aidan Falk catalyzed Michigan's offense in a 6-0 victory over Northwestern.

With the bases loaded in the sixth frame, Aidan Falk smacked a double to the right-field wall, scoring two and sparking the big inning the Wolverines needed to comfortably put away Northwestern, 6-0.

Senior right-hander Megan Betsa reached the 1,000-strikeout mark against Northwestern on Friday.

Betsa finished the day with a complete-game shutout and 11 strikeouts, allowing just three hits en route to the Wolverines’ 10-0 run-rule victory.

The Michigan softball team currently sits in a five-way tie for the top spot in the conference.

Hoping to extend their winning streak to 12 and maintain a perfect conference and home record, the Wolverines will host the Wildcats for a trio of games this weekend.

Though sophomore second baseman Faith Canfield has been reliable at the plate, the Wolverines need to find a way to compete against elite pitchers.

For a team that will need to beat good pitching in the Big Ten and NCAA Tournaments if Michigan hopes to accomplish its goals, its success will largely be predicated on improvement in its hitting against elite pitching.

Senior center fielder Kelly Christner's two-run homerun proved the difference against Central Michigan.

Christner's production lifted No. 20 Michigan past the Chippewas, 2-0, in a midweek pitcher’s duel en route to the Wolverines’ ninth-straight victory.

Michigan coach Carol Hutchins believes that early leads, scoring first and playing loose are all interconnected.

When Michigan scores first, it has a 22-1 record this season. When the Wolverines don’t, they’re a meager 2-5-1.

Senior right-hander Megan Betsa hasn’t allowed a run while striking out 59 batters and walking just seven in her 29 innings of work.

The senior right-hander has tossed two no-hitters in the past eight days.

Sophomore second baseman Faith Canfield has been thriving in her second year with the program.

The sophomore second baseman has been equally effective with her bat and glove.