No. 3 Michigan put the finishing touches on its eighth straight Big Ten championship, cruising to a 10-2, five-inning decision to claim the outright title Sunday afternoon.
With its 9-1 victory over Penn State on Saturday afternoon, the Michigan softball team (47-6, 20-2 Big Ten) clinched at least a share of the Big Ten Championship and the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Big Ten Tournament. The Wolverines secure the 19th conference championship in program history and eighth consecutive title.
It was all Megan Betsa in Michigan’s 1-0 victory Sunday at Maryland. The Michigan sophomore twirled the first 7-inning no-hitter of her career, to go along with 15 strikeouts.
Michigan shut out in-state rival Michigan State 10-0 in a Big Ten softball game on Wednesday at Ole College Field.
Michigan and Nebraska were eliminated from the NCAA tourney in Super Regional action Friday night. The Wolverines, who won Game 1 on Thursday, lost two games at Florida State, including a 4-2 extra-inning loss in the winner-take-all game, while the Huskers dropped another one-run game at Alabama. Catch up on both games in this post.
Michigan and Nebraska opened Super Regional action Thursday night, with the former cruising to a 17-3 run-rule victory at No. 3 Florida State and the latter dropping a 6-5 extra-inning affair at No. 1 Alabama. Minnesota, the Big Ten’s third and final Super Regional team, opens play Saturday night at No. 1 Oregon. Catch up on the action in this post.