Team 40 travelled up to Mount Pleasant for a mid-week showdown with the CMU Chippewas this afternoon, and will be heading back to Ann Arbor with a 2-0 win in their pocket.
While the winning streak continued for the Maize & Blue, the offensive Rennaissance from the weekend did not, as the Wolverines struggled to generate anything at the plate. Kelly Christner was the hero, driving in both of the Michigan runs, going 2-for-2 with a solo shot and an RBI single. She also drew a walk to load the bases with no outs in the top of the 7th, but nothing came of the threat.
Fortunately, Megan Betsa made sure that none of that mattered today. She carved up the CMU order, going the distance while allowing just one hit. While her 9 Ks on the day are actually a little low by her standards, the senior ace extended her scoreless-innings streak to 36.
More importantly, the team is now on a 9-game winning streak. The Northwestern Wildcats will put that to the test over the course of a 3-game series at Alumni Field this weekend. The Cats are struggling this season, but did manage an upset over a ranked Wisconsin team last weekend. Michigan will likely need all 3 of these just to keep pace with Golden Gophers in the conference standings.