Postgame Notes: #12 Michigan 8, Western Michigan 0 (5 innings)

April 9, 2013

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• The Wolverines now have 14 run-rule victories.

• U-M extended its win streak to 14 games, and its home win streak to eight games.

• The Maize and Blue now have eight shutouts in 39 games.

Amy Knapp hit U-M's first triple since March 15 (Arizona). It was her third triple of the season, a team high.

• Knapp batted 2-for-3 including a double and a triple. It was the first time this season she has collected two extra-base hits in one game.

Caitlin Blanchard had her third three-hit game of the season and her 13th multi-hit game. She is tied with Sierra Romero for the most multi-hit games for the Wolverines.

• Blanchard extended her hit streak to 11 games, a career best.

• Blanchard collected her third three-RBI game and her eight multi-RBI game this season, good for second most on the team.

• Blanchard was called for catcher's interference in the fourth inning, the first time that has been called on the Wolverines in 2013.

Ashley Lane went 2-for-3 and collected her 11th multi-hit game of the season.

• Lane's stolen base was her fifth of the season, tying a career high. She also stole five bases in 2011. She is perfect this year in five attempts.

Kelsey Susalla started for the seventh time this season. She batted 0-2 with a walk.

• U-M changed its first three batters in the lineup for the first time this season. Nicole Sappingfield batted leadoff for the first time in her career. She had 89 career starts in the second spot, 15 in the ninth spot and seven in the third spot.

• Sappingfield tied a season high with two runs batted in.

Sierra Lawrence batted in the fifth spot for the first time in her career. She had one RBI on a sacrifice fly.

Lyndsay Doyle collected her ninth multi-hit game of the season. It was her first since March 23 (Purdue).

• Doyle stole her eighth base of the season, tying her with Jaclyn Crummey for the most on the team. She is 8-for-8 in stolen base attempts.

Sierra Romero's hit streak ended at 12 games, but her reached base streak was extended to 18 games with two walks.

Olivia Richvalsky pinch ran for Driesenga in the fourth inning, the seventh game she's entered this season.

Brandi Virgil entered the game as a defensive replacement in the fourth inning. She finished 0-for-1 at the plate.

Jaclyn Crummey took over in centerfield in the fourth inning and reached base on a fielder's choice in her only at-bat.

• The Wolverines have collected 19 games with 10-plus hits this season. They are 18-1 in those contests.

• The Maize and Blue is outscoring its opponents 78-18 in first innings this season.

• U-M now has a 44-10-1 all-time series record with WMU (last: 1-0 WMU win on May 11, 2012).

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