May 20, 2012
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Michigan is now 17-2 all-time against Louisville, including a 2-0 mark in postseason action. The teams played each other three times this season, with Michigan holding a 2-1 record.
The win sealed Michigan's seventh NCAA Super Regional appearance in the past eight years.
Louisville finished the season with a 26-2 record at home, with both losses coming to the Wolverines.
Michigan picked up its second straight win over a top-10 opponent. U-M is 6-4 against ranked foes this year.
With a single in the second inning, Sara Driesenga has now reached base safely in 31 consecutive games.
Bree Evans singled in the fourth inning, keeping her hitting streak alive at 13 games. It is the longest by a Wolverine this season.
Michigan is now 35-0 when leading after the fourth inning.
Amanda Chidester picked up an RBI in the fourth inning, the 199th of her career.
With her start in the circle today, LHP Haylie Wagner made her 48th appearance of the season, tying Jennie Ritter (2005) for most appearances in a season.
Haylie Wagner was the winning pitcher, moving her season record to 32-5 this season. The 32 victories are the most by a freshman and are the fifth-best season total in school history.
The Wolverines allowed just three runs over the three-game span this weekend.
Today's game was Michigan's 11th shutout of the season. It was Haylie Wagner's seventh complete-game shutout of the year.
Michigan was making its 13th consecutive appearance in a regional final. The last time the Wolverines did not advance to the regional final was 1999.
The Wolverines turned three doubles plays, the first time they have had three in one game since March 19, 1999, against Portland State.
Mandy Gardner made her first appearance as a pinch hitter since April 11 against Western Michigan.
Caitlin Blanchard picked up her third hit as a pinch hitter this season.