Softball

Junior third baseman Madison Uden believes her team can still succeed with a consistent offensive approach, rather than a power-first one.

Ranked No. 19, according to the USA Today, Michigan once again is predicted to come out victorious in the Big Ten with No. 21 Minnesota being the only other team from the conference appearing in the rankings.

Senior catcher Katie Alexander had a .314 batting average last season with 24 runs batted in.

Regardless of how playing time is split, 2019 has the potential to be a special year behind the plate in Ann Arbor. With Alexander’s career set to come full circle, perhaps there isn’t a more fitting way to leave a lasting legacy than by setting an example for her successor.

Sophomore right-hander Meghan Beaubien leads a staff devoid of experience, but full of talent.

Four-year starting first baseman and veteran pitcher, Tera Blanco, has left a void in the No. 19 Michigan softball team’s rotation and batting order. While most softball programs are able to rely on a rotation of two or three strong pitchers, Blanco’s graduation has left Beaubien the sole pitcher with significant experience returning this spring.

Sophomore pitcher Meghan Beaubien pitched three no-hitters last season.

Though the exhibitions, by nature, didn’t yield reported scores or statistics, fall ball provided key insights into Michigan’s coming season. These three main takeaways from fall ball may be pivotal in defining the team's potential this season.

Rising sophomore shortstop Natalia Rodriguez made an immediate impact for the Wolverines last season

It was the work ethic and passion for the game that gave Natalia Rodriguez the opportunity to be the starting shortstop –– a work ethic and passion that can be accredited to her family.

Junior second baseman Faith Canfield contributed to the team's complacency that led to a lackluster season finish.

After turning a rough start into a bounce-back year, a disastrous finish to the regular season carried over into the postseason, leaving the team wondering: "Was it worth it?"

The Michigan softball team went through ups and downs in its 2017-2018 season.

The Michigan Daily looks over the Michigan's softball team's 2017-2018 season and highlights it encompasses.

The Michigan softball team crashed and burned, losing to Notre Dame in the NCAA Lexington Regional

Looking more like a runaway train than a softball team, Michigan fell to Notre Dame in disappointing fashion.

Junior center fielder Natalie Peters and the Wolverines struggled in their NCAA Regional loss to Notre Dame

Falling to Notre Dame 2-1 in the NCAA Regional, the curtain closed the Michigan softball team.

Freshman left-hander Meghan Beaubien found her confidence again on the mound in Michigan's win over UIC

With the season on the line, the Michigan softball team stepped up and delivered a dominant performance against University of Illinois-Chicago and it all started with one person: freshman lefty Meghan Beaubien.