May 24, 2013
Michigan improves to 5-0 in extra innings this season.
U-M is now 23-0 when leading after six innings.
Michigan evened the all-time series with Louisiana Lafayette to 6-6 with the win.
The Wolverines are now 2-0 against the Ragin' Cajuns this season (3-1 win on Feb. 22).
U-M improves to 8-11 in Super Regional games.
The victory is the 1,300th at Michigan for U-M head coach Carol Hutchins. She has 1,323 career wins (23 at Ferris State in 1982).
Ashley Lane hit her 18th home run of the season, tying a career high she set in 2011. Lane is one of just six players to hit 18 or more home runs in a season for U-M (Sierra Romero; former U-M players Samantha Findlay, Jessica Merchant, Dorian Shaw, Maggie Viefhaus).
Lane hit Michigan's first walk-off home run of the season.
Lane collected her 16th multiple-RBI game of the season, second most on the team.
Lane now has two of the top eight RBI seasons in U-M history. Her 58 RBI this season ranks as the eighth-best season to go along with her 71 RBI in 2011, the third-best single season.
Lyndsay Doyle is in the midst of a six-game hitting streak, a season high for her. Her career high is seven games (2012).
Sierra Lawrence picked up her fourth outfield assist of the season, a new team lead. She threw a runner out at home in the first, the third time she has done so in 2013.
Sierra Romero hit her 11th double of the season, second most on the team.
Romero has scored 65 runs this season, the third-best single-season mark in U-M history.
Romero knocked in her 69th run of the season, tying former U-M player Samantha Findlay for the fourth-most RBI in one season. Findlay did it in 2008.
Brandi Virgil entered the game as a pinch runner in the bottom of the eighth. She scored her 13th run of the season, a new career best (12 in 2011).
Haylie Wagner picked up her 19th win of the season. Her relief appearance was her first in the NCAA Tournament this season. She pitched all 35 innings for U-M in last year's tournament.
Sara Driesenga pitched more than seven innings (7.1) for the second time this season (10.0 innings vs. Illinois State on Feb. 22).