April 11, 2012
Michigan now leads the all-time series with Western Michigan at 43-9-1.
It was U-M's first shutout loss at home since falling 5-0 to Tennessee on May 27, 2010, in the Super Regional.
The loss was the first regular-season shutout at home since Michigan lost, 2-0, to Minnesota on April 27, 2007.
It was the first time since falling to Ohio, 1-0 in eight innings, on May 3, 2000, that U-M was shutout at home by a non-conference opponent.
Ashley Lane had her 10-game hitting streak snapped. She also failed to reach base for the first time since March 3 against Virginia.
Sara Driesenga recorded the first double of her career. All of her hits prior to tonight have been either singles or home runs.
Nicole Sappingfield had her ninth multi-hit game of the season.
With a walk in the first inning, Amanda Chidester has reached base in the last 12 games.
Michigan's four hits was its lowest total since tallying two against Arizona State on March 16.
U-M falls to 5-1 at home this season and 19-10 in non-conference games.
Michigan is 3-9 so far this season when scoring less than two runs.
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