March 28, 2014
N O T E S
Michigan established a new season high with 22 runs (previous: 15 at Louisiana-Lafayette on Feb. 15).
U-M is now 6-0 when hitting two or more home runs.
The Maize and Blue is 10-1 in shutouts this season.
Sappingfield moved into 10th place on U-M's all-time runs scored list with her five runs between the two games. She now has 158 career runs.
Sierra Romero tallied her 13th and 14th multi-hit games of the season, most on the team.
In game one Wolverine hitters tied a season high with three hit-by-pitches (last: vs. Kentucky on Feb. 22).
Sierra Lawrence stole two bases in the opener, tying a career high (achieved two times, last on May 5, 2013 vs. Northwestern).
Haylie Wagner tied a season/career best with zero walks in a complete game (achieved 14 times previously, with the most recent vs. Kentucky on Feb. 22).
Michigan scored 20 runs for the second season in a row (vs. Michigan State on April 12, 2013).
In game two U-M set a new season best with 16 hits (previous 15, achieved twice).
Sara Driesenga hit the second grand slam of her career (last: Feb. 17, 2013 at Florida Atlantic)
Driesenga tied a career high with five runs batted in (twice before, last on March 30, 2013 at Penn State).
Nicole Sappingfield tied a season high with three runs (twice before, last vs. Kent State on March 15).
Abby Ramirez set a new season/career high with three walks.
Lyndsay Doyle tied a career high with four runs scored (at UCF on March 6, 2013).
Sierra Romero tied a season/career high with four hits (at Louisiana-Lafayette on March 15).
Romero also scored four runs, setting a new season high and tying her previous career high (twice before, last vs. Northwestern on May 5, 2013).
Lauren Connell made her season debut as a pinch runner.
Q U O T E S
U-M Senior Outfielder Brandi Virgil
On rounding third base and seeing her teammates waiting for her at home ... "It's been something I've been dreaming about for a long, long time. Being a senior, I knew my opportunities would be few and far between. When I saw my teammates at home, I just thought to myself, 'Finally.' It was the best feeling."
On what coach Carol Hutchins said to her as she rounded third ... "She didn't even have a Skittle for me! But I did get one after the game. I think I would've sprinted past her anyway."
On the speedy nature of her home run "trot" ... "People said it was the fastest I've ever run. I didn't even know. I was telling the ball to go, and when it went, I just kept going."
On what she was looking for in that at-bat ... "Throughout that at-bat, I felt like I was really seeing her and she kept trying to come inside. I fouled off a few pitches, and I thought to myself, 'I'm not going to strike out, and I don't want to walk.' I was just ready to swing."
On her team pouring on a lot of runs and seeing a lot of her teammates contribute ... "That was the best part, all of my teammates got to come and play their role. That's always been my thing, come in and play my part. I just had a different role tonight."
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