Postgame Notes: #12 Michigan 21, Michigan State 2 (5 innings)

April 12, 2013

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Sierra Romero hit her 16th home run of the season, the fourth-highest single-season total by a Wolverine.

• Romero's grand slam was her second of the season.

• Romero is now tied for first among Big Ten players with 16 home runs.

• Romero's first-inning walk extended her reached base steak to 19 games, a team best.

• Romero collected her fourth four-RBI game of the season, a team best. She leads the Wolverines with 16 multi-RBI games.

Caitlin Blanchard (1-for-2) extended her career-best hit steak to 12 games with her second inning single.

Lyndsay Doyle (3-for-3) had her second consecutive multi-hit game (first time since March 1-2 vs. Texas A&M and LSU).

• Doyle hit her first career home run in 399 career at-bats.

• Doyle set a new career high with three RBI and tied a career high with three hits (four other times, most recent at UCF on March 6, 2013).

Lauren Sweet and Lyndsay Doyle both had two hits in the third inning.

• Sweet finished 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBI.

Nicole Sappingfield tied a career best with her 12th walk of the season (2012).

• Sappingfield scored a career-high three runs. She batted 1-for-2 with two walks and one RBI.

Amy Knapp set a new career high with her 37th hit of the season. She recorded 36 in 2012.

• Knapp batted 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBI. Her hits, runs and RBI all equaled season bests. Both of Knapp's hits came in the second inning.

Ashley Lane batted 1-for-3 with two runs and two RBI.

• Lane stole a base in the second inning, her sixth steal of the season, marking a new season high (five in 2011). She is 6-for-6 in steals in 2013.

Kelsey Susalla hit a pinch-hit home run in the third inning, her third homer of the season and second pinch-hit homer.

• Susalla is batting .750 (6-for-8) with two home runs and eight RBI at Alumni Field this season.

Taylor Hasselbach hit her first home run of the season, a pinch-hit home run in the third. She hit two home runs in 2012.

Olivia Richvalsky pinch hit for Knapp in the fourth inning.

Jaclyn Crummey came into the game to play leftfield in the top of the fourth. She walked and scored a run.

Brandi Virgil entered the game in the fourth inning, playing right. She batted 0-for-1.

Katie Luetkens hit her first career home run and collected her first career RBI (two).

Lauren Connell had her first career at-bat in the fourth inning.

Mary Sbonek pinch ran in the third inning and scored her sixth run of the season.

• The Wolverines had two pinch hit home runs coming into the game (Driesenga, Susalla). They hit three pinch-hit home runs today.

• U-M's six home runs marked a season best (previous three home runs, four times, most recent vs. Ohio State on April 6).

• The Maize and Blue hit four home runs in an inning for the first time this season (previous best was three home runs in the sixth inning against James Madison on March 2).

• The Wolverines are outscoring their opponents 50-16 in second innings.

• U-M hit back-to-back home runs for the fourth time this season and the first time as pinch hitters.

• The Maize and Blue scored 10-plus runs for the 11th time this season.

• U-M collected 10-plus hits for the 18th time this season. The Wolverines are 17-1 when collecting double-digit hits. It is the eighth time they have done that in 10 Big Ten games.

• Michigan is now 15-1 in run-rule decisions.

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