Postgame Notes: #14 U-M 18, PSU 4 (5 innings); #14 U-M 9, PSU 6

March 30, 2013

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• U-M's 18 runs in game one marked a season high. It is the eighth time U-M has scored double-digit runs. The 17 Wolverines hits is U-M's second highest hit total of 2013 and the 14th game of 10-plus hits.

• In the first inning of game one Michigan sent 12 batters to the plate, collected four hits and five walks. The half inning lasted 23 minutes.

Caitlin Blanchard extended her hit streak to seven games with a second-inning single in the first game and a first inning single of the second game. It is her longest streak of 2013. Her career high is nine straight games. She also collected her 11th multi-hit game in the day's opener, the most for the Wolverines this season.

Brandi Virgil entered the game as a pinch runner in the second inning of game one and came around to score her seventh run of the season on Sara Driesenga's RBI single.

Nicole Sappingfield tied a season high with three hits in both games. She collected her ninth multi-hit game of the season (3-for-3) in game one and 10th in game two (3-for-5). Sappingfield has now collected multiple hits in three consecutive games.

Sara Driesenga knocked in five runs in game one, her second five-RBI game of the season and sixth multi-RBI game.

Sierra Romero hit two home runs in the first game, the third time she has hit two homers in a game.

• Romero hit her 14th home run of the season in game two, tied for fifth most in a season by a Wolverine hitter (Angela Findlay in 2010 and Dorian Shaw in 2009).

• Romero has reached base in 14 straight games, a season high for the Wolverines.

Kelsey Susalla pinch hit in the third inning of game one and came up with a RBI single. It was her second hit (2-for-7) and second RBI as a pinch hitter.

Katie Luetkens entered game one as a pinch hitter in the fourth inning. She stayed in the game and played rightfield.

Jaclyn Crummey came on as a pinch hitter in the fourth and went 1-for-2 in the inning and scored a run. She stayed in the game and played centerfield.

• Crummey went 2-for-4 as the designated player in game two, setting a career high for at-bats and tying a career high for hits (four other times, last: against Bowling Green on March 27).

Olivia Richvalsky pinch ran for Driesenga in the fourth. It was her fifth game played of 2013.

Lauren Sweet did not have a double before today. She raised her average from .093 to .167 in today's pair of games.

• Sweet's five RBI game is the fourth five-RBI game of the season for the Wolverines (Driesenga has two and Romero has one).

Ashley Lane batted 3-for-4 in game two, her 10th multi-hit game of the season.

• U-M has tallied double-digit hits in all but one of its Big Ten games this season (nine hits against Purdue on March 22).

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