Postgame Notes: U-M 11, MSU 2; U-M 8, MSU 7

April 14, 2013

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Sierra Romero went 1-for-1 with a grand slam four RBI in game one. She leads the Wolverines with 17 home runs, including three grand slams.

• Romero's third grand slam ties her with Ashley Lane (2011) and former U-M player Samantha Findlay (2008) for the most in one season.

• Romero was intentionally walked three times and four times in all in game one.

• Romero has now reached base in 21 straight games, a team best.

Lyndsay Doyle stole her ninth base of the season in game one. She is 9-for-9 in steal attempts this season.

• Doyle batted 2-for-3 with one run scored and one RBI in game one. Doyle collected her third consecutive multi-hit game.

Nicole Sappingfield hit her third triple of the season in game one. She is tied for the team lead with Amy Knapp.

• Sappingfield batted 3-for-5 with four runs scored in game one. The four runs scored marked a career high (previous two runs, 25 different times). The three hits tied a season high (four other times.

• Sappingfield's four runs tied a single-game U-M record (nine previous times by seven different players).

Caitlin Blanchard went 2-for-4, including a double, and one RBI in game one. The double was her seventh of the season.

• Blanchard batted 4-for-5 in game two, including a double and two RBI. The four hits tied a career best (previous: Feb. 22 vs. Illinois State).

• Blanchard's hit streak is now at 14 games, the longest of her career and the longest for a U-M player in 2013.

• Blanchard leads U-M with 15 multi-hit games.

Ashley Lane batted 3-for-5 and knocked in three runs in game one.

• Lane was 3-for-5 in game two, with two home runs and three RBI. The two home runs tied a career high (two other times, most recent against ULL on Feb. 25, 2012).

• Lane batted 7-for-13 in the three-game series with seven RBI.

• Lane's hit streak is now at 10 games, tying a career high.

• Lane hit her ninth and 10th home runs of the season in game two.

• Lane now has three career seasons of double-digit home runs (18 in 2011, 11 in 2012 and 10 in 2013).

Kelsey Susalla collected two hits in two at-bats and knocked in two RBI in game one.

• Susalla picked up her sixth hit in 11 at-bats as a pinch hitter (.545) and her fifth RBI in game one.

• Susalla hit a two-run home run in game two. She has three home runs in as many games against Michigan State.

Sierra Lawrence had one hit in each game, including her fifth home run of the season in game two.

• Lane and Lawrence hit back-to-back home runs in the seventh inning of game two. It marked the fifth time U-M went back-to-back this season and the second in this series.

Amy Knapp had one hit in game one and scored a run.

Sara Driesenga collected two hits in game two, her eighth multi-hit game of the season.

Jaclyn Crummey entered game two as a pinch runner and stole two bases. It tied a season/career high (vs. UC Davis on Feb. 23).

• In game one U-M tallied its 12th game with double-digit runs.

• The Maize and Blue collected 10-plus hits for the 19th and 20th times this season and 10th time in Big Ten Conference play.

Brandi Virgil pinch ran in game two and scored her 8th run of the season.

• U-M played its third extra inning game of 2013. The Wolverines are 3-0 in extras.

• Michigan is on a 10-game winning streak over Michigan State.

• U-M extended its season-best win streak to 17 games and 12 in the Big Ten.

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