April 21, 2013
U-M extended its consecutive win streak to 21 games, the longest active streak in the nation. Michigan's 16 straight Big Ten wins are the most since the 2009 team had 17 in a row.
The Maize and Blue has won 21 straight Big Ten contests going back to 2012.
Michigan is now 15-1 in run-rule decisions.
Caitlin Blanchard extended her hit streak to 17 games with hits in both games of the doubleheader.
Lane stole her seventh base of the season in game one. She was caught stealing later in the game and is now 7 for 8 in steal attempts.
Lane's home run in game two is her 12th of the season and 41st of her career. She now has sole possession of fifth place on U-M's all-time home run list.
Lauren Sweet hit her fifth home run of the season in game one.
Sweet is batting .400 (16-for-40) with 21 RBI in Big Ten Conference play.
Sierra Romero extended her reache-base streak to 25 games by reaching in both games of the doubleheader (walk game one; home run and walk in game two).
Romero hit her 19th home run of the season, the third-highest single-season total for a U-M player.
Sierra Lawrence hit a grand slam in game one, the first of her career. It is the sixth grand slam of the season for U-M.
Lawrence tied a career high with four RBI in game one (last: Feb. 17 vs. Massachusetts).
Lawrence now has four hits with the bases loaded and 12 RBI.
Amy Knapp walked twice in game one, tying a season high she has set three other times.
Knapp batted 2-for-3 in game two, tying a season high for hits (11 times previously).
Lyndsay Doyle had three hits in game one, tying a season and career best.
Eight of Michigan's nine starters in game one scored a run.
Nicole Sappingfield scored one run in each game.
Crummey started game two at designated player. It is her 14th start of the season.
Sara Driesenga recorded her second save of the season in game one, pitching the final two innings of game one and allowing one run on one hit. She struck out four and walked three.
Driesenga threw her fifth shutout of the season in game two. She went five innings and yielded five hits while striking out six and walking one.
Haylie Wagner started game one and won her 15th game of the season. She pitched 5.0 innings and allowed five runs on seven hits. The lefty struck out five batters without walking any.
Kelsey Susalla had a pinch-hit triple in game two with one RBI. She is now batting .571 (8-for-14) with nine RBI as a pinch hitter.
Brandi Virgil pinch ran in game two and scored a run. It marked her ninth run scored of 2013.
U-M is 53-54-1 all-time against Iowa.
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