"This is really important to be here," Lewan said. "I'm here to give back and help out my teammate."
The bracket for the eight-team, double-elimination Big Ten Baseball Tournament, to be held May 21–25 in Omaha, has been announced. Michigan, the #5 seed is in the 1-4-5-8 bracket with Indiana, Minnesota, and Iowa. The Wolverines will play Minnesota on Wednesday at 9 pm CT, with Indiana and Iowa facing off at 5 pm. The winners of those two games will play on Thursday at 9 pm, with the losers playing an elimination game at 1 pm that day.
Michigan played all three of the teams in their bracket during the regular season, winning 1 of 3 against both Minnesota and Indiana, while taking 2 of 3 in their series against Iowa. Those series were all in late March and early April, when the team wasn't playing as well as they have of late. Michigan's starting pitching in particular gives them a chance to make some noise in the tournament.
Michigan has no chance at an at-large NCAA bid; they'd need to win the BTT to get in.
After losing to Kansas 8-2 today, the Wolverines are 27-27-1 on the season, with another game against Kansas tomorrow. On Senior Day, senior Logan McAnallen will be getting the start.
Well, if you didn't see Miguel Cabrera's dramatic go-ahead ninth inning homerun tonight, here it is:
I know this is a cheesy radio topic, but where does the back-to-back MVP stand currently amongst the all-time greats? How high can he go by the time he decides to call it quits? I say he has a chance to be among the top three hitters in the history of baseball when it's all said and done.
The team is now 27-26-1 and faces # 22 Kansas at Ray Fisher stadium on Saturday.
An enormously generous gesture by the Ohio State baseball team. When one freshman teammate needed a bone marrow transplant for leukemia, the entire team voluntarily signed up to check for transplant matches.
I hate Ohio as much as the next guy, but thought I'd post this to bring real life into perspective. Beautiful stuff.
[ED:BISB - Edited because when they're trying to save someone drom leukemia you can call them Ohio State. In fact, you should probably do it anyway]
Doing some research for my Baseball guide I'm building.
I have found a somewhat disturbing stat from the 1886 season.
On May 2nd, Michigan played someone named Hiawatha. They went on to score 75 runs on them in a 75-10 win.
Obviously, there is very limited information on Baseball since I've been planning some trips to Bentley to dig up some info on Michigan's oldest sport, but this is something I really thought was a typo it is so outrageous.
This is not the only instance of Michigan pouring it on someone. In 1881, they beat Dexter 40-17. However, Michigan lost to the Detroit Detroits, 28-0 earlier in the year. BASEBALL.
Other incredible scores:
- 1866- Michigan 61 Jackson 41........BASEBALL
- 1867- Michigan 70 Detroit-Mercy 18.....
Michigan-Jackson's 61-41 creation in 1866 wasn't the only time it happened.....it happened again in 1905 with the same score.
Great way to conclude the B1G regular season! Michigan finishes 13-11 and most likely will have the 5 seed in the B1G Tournament.
Michigan is now .500 on the season at 26-26-1.