Beaubien, Wolverines back in the NCAA Softball Tournament

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WTVG) - The Wolverines are on a roll.

Big Ten regular season softball and tournament champions all in a weeks time. Now Michigan carries a 14-game winning streak heading into this weekend's NCAA Tournament.

"We're just having a lot of fun, just genuinely enjoying every game, playing for our teammates," Wolverines pitcher Meghan Beaubien said. "Really just enjoying softball."

The St. Mary Catholic Central product is a repeat All-Big Ten First Team selection this season. Beaubien is also this year's Big Ten Softball Tournament MVP.

"She's had to learn how to bounce back from tough moments," Wolverines head coach Carol Hutchins said. "That's a learning process. Bottom line is she's been trending in a very good direction. She gives us a great chance to win and we just need Meghan to go out there and really enjoy the moment and have fun on the mound and have fun with this challenge because it is going to be a very challenging regional."

Beaubien has a 2.00 ERA - up from 1.16 in 2018 - with a 28-4 record.

"It's definitely different," Beaubien said. "There's somethings that I feel more confident with because of experience and then it's a challenge in other ways too having to like adjust as people have seen you. So it is different, it is a new challenge but it's been fun."

One thing that is the same for the Wolverines is playing in the NCAA Tournament. Michigan is post season appearance streak dates back to 1995.

"I've actually never heard that fact before," Beaubien said. "I just remember growing up and watching Michigan in the tournament."

The Maize and Blue carry a 15-0 record this season at Alumni Field.

"We win because we're playing good ball," Hutchins said. "We're playing as a team and they're playing with a great team energy. So if we can just keep doing that, that's our best chance."



 
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