The Daily softball beat has put together a preview for the opening of conference play. Get to know the Wolverines with details of who to look for at each position, a breakdown of the other Big Ten teams and a feature on pitchers Sara Driesenga and Haylie Wagner.
Awaiting the opening of Big Ten play later this week, the No. 6 Michigan softball team has already learned a lot about its roster: This team has depth at the plate, in the field and on the mound.
Each pitcher’s high has been the other’s low. Each has had her worst year during the other’s best. Each has shown signs of greatness in her career. Many national champions have one great pitcher. Will one emerge, or will two?
This year, Hutch’s team has all the pieces to execute the phrases they echo so readily. And with the bulk of the non-conference schedule over, Michigan has already had its mettle tested when it comes to sticking to the Gospel of Hutchins.