Fri Aug 18th against the LA Dodgers
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I miss (at most) one home basketball game a year, but have to say that after the Ohio State debacle I wasn't sure how exciting the balance of the season was going to be. This piece from the Daily really summarizes the up and down nature of this season. If you'd told me at 4-5 that they would blow out MSU and Nebraska (and to an extent Purdue), beat Indiana at Assembly and barely lose to Minnesota & Northwestern I wouldn't have believed it:
Michigan defeated San Diego 3-1 today in Dodger Stadium to complete their Spring Break road trip to California with 7 wins and only 1 loss (1-0 to UCLA on Friday night).
Michigan pitching excelled all week, allowing only 17 runs over the 8-game stretch. Michael Hendrickson pitched 5 and 2/3 innings today, giving up 1 unearned run on only 5 hits. Alec Rennard, a Junior College transfer, came in and pitched the last 3 and 1/3 innings, giving up only 1 hit and picking up the win to raise his record to 2-0.
#9 hitter Johnny Slater drove in the winning run with a 1-out single in the bottom of the sixth. 2B Jake Bivens continues to struggle to put the bat on the ball, hitting only .184 on the season, but has been walking at a rate high enough to justify his presence in the #2 spot, with an OBP of about .450.
Michigan, now 9-3 on the season, travels to Nashville next weekend for a 3-game Fri-Sat-Sun series against Lipscomb that will be broadcast on ESPN3.
Good way to bounce back after last night's close loss to UCLA.
Michigan won its 5th straight game, raising their record to 7-2 this evening in Los Angeles with a win over Loyola Marymount. Michigan jumped out to a big lead in the top of the first inning, scoring 7 runs on 5 hits, 2 errors, a walk and a hit batter.
Catcher Harrison Wenson made it 9-1 in the top of the second with his third home run in the last 3 games. Erik Bakich pulled starting pitcher William Tribucher after the third inning, going deep into the bullpen to keep his top pitchers rested heading into the Dodgertown Classic this weekend.
A total of 21 players saw action for Michigan, including career debuts for pitchers Benjamin Keizer and Jack Weisenburger. Second baseman Ako Thomas and shortstop Matt Brdar were both 3 for 4. Wenson led the team with 4 RBIs.
The softball team, in town for the Judi Garman Classic in Fullerton starting tomorrow, was at the game today. The baseball team's next game is at UCLA's Jackie Robinson Stadium at 6:00 PST on Friday evening.
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