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. Junior leftfielder Kelly Christner wrapped up her near-perfect weekend at the plate with a 2-for-2, three-RBI effort. She went 8-for-9 over the series. Junior second baseman Sierra Romero also tallied two hits, while junior designated player Kelsey Susalla, senior catcher Lauren Sweet and sophomore third baseman Lindsay Montemarano drove in two runs apiece. Sophomore RHP Megan Betsa (24-4) tossed her second one-hitter of the weekend, striking out seven through four innings of work.
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. Sophomore leftfielder Kelly Christner registered her second straight three-hit performance, going 3-for-4 with two runs batted in, to headline the Wolverine offense. Junior centerfielder Sierra Lawrence and sophomore third baseman Lindsay Montemarano both connected on two-run homers. Montemarano went 2-for-2 with a walk and a hit-by-pitch; she
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.
Welcome to Big Ten softball, Lea Foerster! [ MORE: Check out other #BTNStandout plays ] The Spartans’ freshman outfielder turned heads with an outstanding diving catch on Friday against Indiana. It all happened with two outs in the third inning, and Indiana holding onto a 7-4 lead over MSU. Foerster tracked down a ball hit to deep left, laid out and made an incredible catch. Check it out on top of this post.
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Michigan shut out in-state rival Michigan State 10-0 in a Big Ten softball game on Wednesday at Ole College Field. However, this wasn’t any ordinary college softball game. Michigan sophomore pitcher Megan Betsa struck out six MSU batters on her way to pitching a no-hitter against the Spartans. Betsa (18-4) allowed one walk on her way to completing her second collegiate no-hitter. The Wolverines return home for their next five games, kicking off the homestand with a three-game weekend set against Indiana, which will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday.
It was a jam-packed day of Big Ten softball Saturday afternoon, and you can catch up on all of the action in this post. Illinois 9, Indiana 6 – Game 1 Every Illini contributed offensively in the series opener, as eight batters collected hits to send Illinois to a 9-6 victory over Indiana in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday. Read fightingillini.com’s recap. Illinois 9, Indiana 8 – Game 2 Illinois tied a season-high with 18 hits, just two off the all-time record, en route to taking a 9-8 walkoff win and sweeping a doubleheader Saturday. Allie Bauch went
There was a full slate of Big Ten softball games Sunday, and there was some history made. Michigan coach Carol Hutchins became the third coach to reach the 1,400-win mark in No. 4 Michigan’s 20-0 run-rule victory at rival Ohio State. Catch up on all of Sunday’s Big Ten softball action below. Minnesota 3, Illinois 2 The No. 15 Minnesota softball team extended its school-record win streak to 13 games with a 3-2 win over Illinois at Eichelberger Field in Urbana, Ill. Sunday afternoon. Read full recap. Rutgers 10, Indiana 6 The Rutgers softball team recorded a 10-6 victory over
The 16th-seeded Minnesota softball team fell in its first-ever NCAA super regional game Saturday night, dropping a 10-2 decision in six innings to No. 1 Oregon at Howe Field in Eugene, Ore. The loss, which dropped the Gophers’ 2014 record to 44-11, occurred before a Howe Field-record 1,954 fans. After losing in its first meeting with the Ducks since 2003, Minnesota is now 5-4 all-time against Oregon. For the 41st time this season, the Gophers got on the scoreboard first. Sam Macken notched the game’s first hit and stole second, setting the stage for fellow freshman Sara Groenewegen to register
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. Florida State wins two to eliminate Michigan Courtney Senas hit a two-run walk-off home run to give No. 3 Florida State a 4-2 win over the No. 13-ranked University of Michigan softball team in the decisive game three of the Tallahassee Super Regional on Friday