Michigan’s Hutchins becomes first NCAA softball coach to notch 1,700 wins


Michigan coach Carol Hutchins made history Sunday, becoming the first NCAA softball coach to reach 1,700 wins.

The Wolverines’ 8-4 weekend victory over the Golden Gophers at Alumni Field clinched the record for Hutchins.

In February, Hutchins secured her place as the NCAA wins leader, passing ex-Arizona coach Mike Candrea with her 1,675th victory.

Catcher Keke Tholl was the difference-maker for Michigan during the historic win. She broke a 4-4 tie by blasting a three-run home run to left field, her fourth homer of the season.

The Wolverines now sit sixth in the Big Ten standings, ahead of Penn State and Ohio State. Michigan will end the regular season with a three-game series against conference rivals Wisconsin.