Wednesday's victory over Central Michigan gave the Wolverines valuable practice at defusing a high-pressure situation.
The Wolverines withstood a late comeback attempt to win, 5-2.
Like its previous two series, Michigan is playing similar opponents in its next two Big Ten matchups.
No. 2 Michigan won its fourth consecutive run-rule game, beating Maryland, 8-0.
The junior right-hander has elevated her game recently.
Maryland pitcher Madison Martin was on her way to an easy 1-2-3 inning after retiring two consecutive Michigan batters to start the second inning. But then she hit senior center fielder Sierra Lawrence with a pitch, and it all began to unravel.
Michigan began to chalk up runs from the get-go, as a four-run haul in the first inning put the Terrapins out of sight quickly.
No. 2 Michigan is expecting quality starts from Sara Driesenga and Megan Betsa this weekend
Sophomore catcher Aidan Falk and freshman infielder Faith Canfield have found roles in Michigan's starting lineup.
Junior outfielder Kelly Christner has improved at the plate recently after adjusting her mindset.