Softball

Senior outfielder Kelly Christner boasts a .476 batting average in the 2017 season.

After the worst season of her career, Kelly Christner has bounced back as a senior by letting go of the expectations she once imposed on herself.

Michigan takes on Missouri in the 2016 NCAA Softball Super Regional.

The 17th-ranked Wolverines ended their weekend at the John Cropp Classic with a disappointing 5-1 loss to No. 19 Kentucky.

Sophomore Faith Canfield in a game on May 28, 2016.

In this weekend’s tournament, Michigan coach Carol Hutchins simply wants her hitters to relax at the plate.

Senior pitcher Megan Betsa in a game against the University of Missouri at Alumni Field in May 2016.

In the early season, Michigan right-hander Megan Betsa is looking to stamp her legacy as one of the greatest pitchers in Michigan history with an improbable breakout senior season.

Michigan coach Carol Hutchins' team is tasked with finding answers on the offensive end after the graduation of last year's sluggers.

To have the success the Wolverines hoped to have, Blanco and returning players must prove that Sierra Romero’s absence is irrelevant to them, too.

Junior pitcher Megan Betsa in a game against Maryland on April 22, 2016.

Despite finishing the Judi Garman Classic and Spring Break with a 13-5 victory Saturday over Long Beach State, Michigan coach Carol Hutchins didn’t mince words when describing her team’s performance.

The Michigan softball team is wrapping up its spring break trip with a five-game slate in California.

The 14th-ranked Wolverines will face five teams over three days, including No. 7 UCLA, No. 20 Arizona State, No. 22 Baylor, Cal State Fullerton and Long Beach State at the Judi Garman Classic at the Anderson Family Field in Fullerton, Calif.

Senior right-hander was her usual self at the Mary Nutter Classic, striking out 31 batters in 21 innings.

The Wolverines had a chance to avenge their 2016 Women’s College World Series elimination loss to Florida State, but instead needed to settle for a tie, ultimately finishing the weekend with only one loss.

The Michigan softball team will look to develop its team chemistry on and off the field over spring break.

The fourteenth-ranked Wolverines (6-3) will head to California for their annual spring break trip to compete in two tournaments, the first being the five-game Mary Nutter Classic.

Senior left fielder Kelly Christner became the first Wolverine since 2009 and the fourth all-time to homer three times in the same game.

The weekend’s four games saw the team tally a total of 10 home runs from six different players.