Lawrence Slams, Driesenga Blanks Hawkeyes in Softball's DH Sweep
Postgame Notes: U-M 8, Iowa 6; U-M 8, Iowa 0
Notes & Quotes: #9 Michigan 5, Iowa 3
Susalla's Pinch Hit Caps Softball's Comeback Win over Iowa
Softball Homers its Way to Doubleheader Sweep at MSU
At Michigan ... Academics ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement (2014).
Sophomore (2014) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... Regular Season ... Appeared in 34 games and started 11 ... Batted .400 (6-for-15) with four RBI as a pinch hitter ... Drew a walk and scored at Florida State in the Super Regional (May 22) ... Knocked in a run with a pinch-hit single at Illinois (April 26) ... Went 3-for-3 with a double, two RBIs and scored one run against Detroit (April 2) ... Hit a two-RBI, pinch-hit double vs. Indiana (March 21) ... Hit a pinch-hit double against Iowa State (March 16) ... Went 2-for-4 against Houston (March 7) ... Collected two hits and two RBIs against Utah Valley (March 1) ... Went 1-for-1 against Pittsburgh (Feb. 21).
Freshman (2013) ... Appeared in 35 games, starting eight at first base and one at third ... Batted .315 with five home runs and 24 RBI ... Collected six multi-RBI games ... Delivered a pinch-hit RBI single and scored a run against Northwestern (May 4) ... Tripled in a run as a pinch hitter against Iowa (April 21) ... Had the game-winning hit with two RBI as a pinch hitter against Iowa (April 20) ... Hit a home run in each of the trio of games against Michigan State (April 12-14) ... Hit a home run against Ohio State (April 6) ... Had a pinch-hit RBI single against Penn State (March 30) ... Knocked in four runs on two hits vs. Bowling Green (March 27) ... Hit first collegiate home run, plus a double, and collected four RBI vs. Massachusetts (Feb. 17) ... Made collegiate debut as a pinch-hitter, and collected first collegiate hit and RBI, vs. Florida Atlantic (Feb. 9).
Prep ... Graduated from Garden City High School (2012) ... Four-year honor roll and scholar athlete ... Four-year varsity letterwinner (2009-2012) ... Michigan Miss Softball nominee (2012) ... Two-time first team all-state (2011-2012) ... All-state honorable mention (2010) ... Three-time all-area selection (2010-2012) ... Three-time all-region selection (2010-2012) ... Four-time all-district and all-league selection (2009-2012) ... Three-time team MVP (2010-2012) ... Led Garden City to two state championship appearances (2010, 2012) ... Garden City career leader in runs scored, batting average, hits, home runs, doubles and triples.
Personal ... Kelsey Nicole Susalla was born on Oct. 7, 1994 ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... psychology major ... Daughter of James and Sharon Susalla ... Father, James, played baseball at Northwood University ... Sister, Kristina, played softball at Wayne State.