Top of 7th, Michigan up 5-2.
Another classic in the longtime rivalry between Washtenaw County baseball teams.
#23 Michigan took on EMU today at Ray Fisher Stadium.
Jonathan Engelmann put Michigan up 1-0 in 2nd inning when he grounded into a double play, which scored Jake Bivens.
In the 7th, EMU would tie the game on a two out RBI single that was a near out at the plate by Harrison Wenson who apparently did not make the tag.
The started at 4pm and would end at 7:50pm when Jonathan Engelmann scored Jake Bivens from 2nd on an RBI double to give Michigan the 2-1 win in the 13th inning.
Michigan is now 26-7 with a 6-3 B1G record.
Next up is a 3-game non-conference series with #11 Oklahoma at Ray Fisher Stadium beginning on Thursday at 4pm.
Figured I'd start a Tigers thread on this lazy Sunday. Hoping to get out to some patio with a beer in my hand after, but for now I'm watching the game.
A sweep of the Red Sox would cap a great first week. Though there are certainly concerns (ahem bullpen). It's exciting to see guys like McCann, Castellanos, Jones have fast starts. I would not be surprised to see the Tigers surpass expectations if that were to continue and Joe Jimenez gets up here sooner rather than later.
A wild one today at Ray Fisher Stadium.
Second comeback win this week. Michigan was down 3-0 to Notre Dame at home on Tuesday night and came back to win 4-3.
This one was a whole lot different.
Illinois went up 2-0 in the first inning on a homer and a passed ball.
Two innings later, Illinois would go up 7-0 on an RBI double, a 2 RBI single, an RBI single and a fielding error.
The comeback would begin in the 4th.
Michael Brdar would get Michigan on the board with an RBI double to score Johnny Slater. Transfers Nick Poirier and Miles Lewis would each get RBI singles to cut the deficit to 7-3.
Illinois would tack on another run in the top of the 5th to make it 8-3, but Michigan would erase the deficit completely in the same inning.
After a pair of singles and a walk, the bases would be full of Wolverines. Drew Lugbauer would then clear them with his second grand slam of the season to make it a one run game, 8-7!
The next at bat, Miles Lewis would walk. He would score and tie the ballgame on a fielder's choice.
8-8 after 5 innings.
Lugbauer would walk in the 7th inning and would be scored on a Miles Lewis RBI double, breaking the tie and giving Michigan a 9-8 leader.
Enter Lambman in the 9th, Jackson Lamb would go 1-2-3 and end the game.
Michigan comes back from behind 7-0 to beat Illinois, 9-8. An incredible comeback that would've been a bad loss a year ago.
A year ago this team was losing leads, now they're sniping leads from other teams.
Michigan is now 24-6 and 5-2 in the B1G.
These same two teams will play again tomorrow at 2pm at Ray Fisher Stadium.
The Michigan baseball team won its 7th straight game at a chilly Ray Fisher Stadium tonight by beating Notre Dame, 4-3.
Notre Dame scored 3 runs in the top of the first inning, but Michigan got their runs one at a time in the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th, mostly using "small ball" but with a big assist from a couple of extra-base hits by Jonathan Engelmann. The play of the game was an out at home as Notre Dame tried to score a pinch runner from first on a double into the left field corner with 2 outs in the 8th. A perfect relay throw by Michael Brdar preserved the lead for Michigan.
Michigan's star of the day was relief pitcher Tommy Henry, who usually pitches the 7th & 8th innings when the game is close. Today, Henry came in with one out in the 5th and pitched all of the way through the 8th inning, not surrendering a hit until there were 2 out in the 8th. Henry gets the win, and Jackson Lamb gets yet another save--his 7th of the season.
Michigan hosts Bowling Green tomorrow at 4:00 before hosting Illinois for a Big Ten series this weekend. Michigan is now undefeated through 6 games of their 18-game homestand. The big series will be next Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 13-15, when they host Oklahoma.
Always wonder why Jim Price doesn't elongate the "third" in "third base," not just in the batting order on his way through reading the orders at the start.