Michigan pitching a focus for coach Carol Hutchins


The Michigan Wolverines softball team graduated All-American pitcher Haylie Wagner last year, but it is possible that this year’s pitching staff has the potential to be even better.

Junior Megan Betsa, and All-American and 2015 Big Ten Pitcher of the Year, went 31-5 with a 1.72 ERA last year. She believes that least year's campaign and her experience of pitching in the WCWS contributed to her growth and development.

“Megan had a great year for us,” said Michigan coach Carol Hutchins. “She’s come into her own as one of the greats.”

Now, she looks to add to an already impressive career.

“We’ve talked a lot about not having expectations,” Betsa said. “Just because I was an All-American doesn’t mean I need to try any harder. I need to focus on my preparation, and realizing that my spin is what makes me good.”

Betsa has become more of a leader as well. She is now an upperclassman with two full years of pitching experience under her belt, and has tried to pass on some of her wisdom to her pitching counterparts.

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