April 6, 2013
U-M has scored 62 runs in first innings in 2013, the most of any inning.
Sierra Romero hit her eighth double of the season in the first inning, she leads U-M in doubles and extra base hits.
Romero finished the game 1-for-2 with two runs batted in. Today marked her 14th game with multiple RBI, a team high. She is in the midst of an 11-game hit streak, her second 11-game streak of 2013.
Caitlin Blanchard hit the first grand slam of her career in the second inning. It was the third grand slam for a U-M player this season (Sara Driesenga at Florida Atlantic on Feb. 16). She is now batting .555 (5-for-9) with 11 RBI with the bases loaded.
Blanchard's four RBI marked a career high.
Blanchard extended her hit streak to nine games. That ties a career high set in 2011.
Blanchard collected her 12th multi-hit game of the season, tied for the most this season (Sierra Romero).
U-M sent eight batters to the plate in the first and 12 in the second.
Nicole Sappingfield finished the game 1-for-2 with a two runs scored.
Mary Sbonek entered the game as a pinch runner for Driesenga in the second.
Sierra Lawrence had two hits and one RBI in the second inning. She finished with three hits, a career best.
Kelsey Susalla hit the first pinch hit home run of her career. She is batting .375 (3-for-8) with three RBI as a pinch hitter.
Susalla and Sierra Lawrence hit back-to-back home runs in the fourth, the third time the Wolverines have gone back-to-back in 2013.
Katie Luetkens entered the game as a pinch hitter in the fourth and reached base on a hit-by-pitch.
Jaclyn Crummey entered the game as a pinch hitter in the fourth and took a walk. She stayed in the game and played centerfield.
Brandi Virgil entered the game in the fifth inning to play rightfield.
Michigan is 10-0 when hitting two-plus home runs.
The Maize and Blue collected double-digit hits for the sixth time in Big Ten play.
U-M extended its win streak to 12 games.
Michigan extended its home win streak over OSU to 25 games.
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