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Michigan coach Carol Hutchins appreciated the way her team responded to Wednesday's challenges.

Wednesday's victory over Central Michigan gave the Wolverines valuable practice at defusing a high-pressure situation.

Sara Driesenga gave up two runs in seven innings.

The Wolverines withstood a late comeback attempt to win, 5-2.

Michigan's pitching staff has the lowest team earned-run average and the least hits allowed in the Big Ten.

Like its previous two series, Michigan is playing similar opponents in its next two Big Ten matchups.

Sierra Romero hit an early two-run home run.

No. 2 Michigan won its fourth consecutive run-rule game, beating Maryland, 8-0.

Megan Betsa has a 0.67 earned-run average over her past five starts.

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.

Abby Ramirez recorded her first multi-hit game in over a month after battling an injury

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.

Sara Driesenga has shown improvement since Michigan's March 25 game versus Northwestern

No. 2 Michigan is expecting quality starts from Sara Driesenga and Megan Betsa this weekend

Freshman infielder Faith Canfield has started the last four games.

Sophomore catcher Aidan Falk and freshman infielder Faith Canfield have found roles in Michigan's starting lineup.

Junior outfielder Kelly Christner struggled at the plate earlier this season.

Junior outfielder Kelly Christner has improved at the plate recently after adjusting her mindset.