April 7, 2012
N O T E S
With hits in each game of today's doubleheader, Ashley Lane extended her hitting streak to 10 games. She has reached base safely in the last 18 games.
Michigan is 24-0 when leading after the fourth inning.
With three runs batted in this weekend, Amanda Chidester moved past Sara Griffin (1995-98) into second place on the all-time list with 187.
Michigan hit .344 on the weekend to .188 for Ohio State.
It is the second Big Ten sweep for Michigan this season. U-M also swept Penn State (March 24-25).
U-M improved to 7-3 on the road with today's two wins.
The Wolverines are 7-0 this season when scoring at least 10 runs.
When totaling more hits than its opponent, Michigan is 24-1.
The Wolverines lead the all-time series against Ohio State, 78-20.
Michigan's 16 hits in the first contest are a season high. The previous high had been 13, coming against Penn State (March 25) and Bowling Green (March 28).
Q U O T E S
Michigan Head Coach Carol Hutchins
On the three-game sweep ... "I thought we came to play all weekend. The third game got a little ugly, too many errors, too many free gifts. Three of their first four runs, we just put them on base (walks and hit batters). I thought, regardless of that, we were competing and playing to win. That is all you can ask of a team. I was very pleased with our effort and competitive spirit."
On the difference between the two games ... "I thought in the third game, we were letting their pitcher get ahead of us. We had been good at staying patient, but then she was throwing less to hit. Then she started bringing it and we were not prepared for it. We then started trying too hard. We did our best when we had our patient hitting. That is how these games are going to be, either blowouts or really tight by the third game. The key is, no matter what the game brings you that you play it. It doesn't matter if you are scoring runs or not scoring runs, the goal is just to have more than them at the end of seven innings."
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