U-M softball, photo by Michael Barara, wikimedia commons

Despite defeat U-M softball team wins 7th straight Big Ten regular season title

 

U-M’s elite women’s softball team added another trophy to its collection Sunday (May 4) despite losing a 6-5 decision to Wisconsin (33-17, 15-7) in nine innings.

The loss forced Michigan (40-11, 18-5)  to share the title with Nebraska,  but the Wolverines still earned a bye into the second round of the Big Ten Tournament.  This was Michigan’s seventh straight conference crown.

The Wolverines will play either Iowa or Illinois Friday (May 9)  at Sharon Drysdale Field in Evanston at 5:30 pm ET.

U-M tourney bound

The Wolverines are shoo-ins to earn a berth in the upcoming NCAA tournament regardless of what happens in Evanston. The Wolverines currently are ranked No. 7 so they’re a cinch to be among 32 at-large teams, even if they somehow lose the Big Ten tournament.

Under coach Carol Hutchins, who by the way has been the Wolverines’ coach for 29 seasons, U-M won 16 Big Ten regular season titles, 15 NCAA regional crowns , eight league tournament titles and the biggest prize, the 2005 NCAA championship.♦

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Written by GBMWolverine Staff — Joel Greer

 

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