May 18, 2013
Sara Driesenga started on consecutive days for the first time since April 20-21 vs. Iowa.
Driesenga won her 28th game of the season, tying former U-M hurler Nikki Nemitz for the sixth-most wins in one season.
Driesenga has yielded seven hits in 14 innings of NCAA postseason play.
Driesenga recorded a shutout in consecutive games for the second time this season (Feb. 23 vs. UC Davis and Hofstra). She combined on the shutout of UC Davis with Stephanie Speierman.
Brandi Virgil entered the game as a pinch runner in the second inning and scored her 12th run of the season, tying a career high she set in 2011.
Amy Knapp knocked in her 20th run of the season, tying a career best she has achieved twice before (2012, 2011). The RBI is the first for Knapp in 12 NCAA postseason games.
Sierra Lawrence knocked in her 15th run of the season with the bases loaded. She has 38 on the season, fourth most on the team.
Lauren Sweet collected her first postseason hit, home run and RBI with her fourth-inning homer.
Sweet hit two home runs in one game for the first time in her career. She now has 10 home runs on the season, third most on the team.
Sweet tied a career best with three runs scored.
Michigan blanked opponents in consecutive games for the fourth time this season.
U-M improved its record to 7-6 over ranked teams.
Michigan defeated Cal for the second time in a row (last: 11-8 win on March 23, 2007). The Wolverines are now 2-7 all-time vs. Cal.