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Today Michigan knocked off state up at McLane in the Road-Home-Road series this weekend. This is Michigan's first series sweep of them since the 2008 season when Michigan won the B1G Championship.
They dominated the series winning all 3 games by at least 3 runs. (6-3, 5-1, 6-2). Was at the game at RFS yesterday and you can tell the Michigan swagger is back.
For a program that has been in bad shape the last two years, 16-14 overall and 4-2 in the B1G is pretty damn good. Next up for Michigan is a non-conference game with notre dame and then they host penn state for a Friday-Saturday-Sunday series.
Luckily for those going to the football spring game, the spring game starts at Noon. Then Lacrosse will host ohio at The Big House at 3:30pm following the spring game. And then head on over to RFS. First pitch against penn state Saturday is at 6:15pm.
Here we go again....
Home opener today. Fister on the mound for Detroit, Nova for NY. Early 1-0 lead for the good guys.
Interesting to see this early in the season. 14 strikeouts through 8 innings.
Edit: At least he was able to smile about it.
The Michigan baseball team beat Bowling Green today 2-0, but the bigger news was the "ugly" injury suffered by senior starting pitcher Ben Ballantine.
Ballantine went down with a gruesome ankle injury in the third inning today while trying to cover first. His status is unknown at this time— Block 'M' Baseball (@blockmbaseball) April 2, 2013
Last word was he was being treated at U-M hospital. And here's an update:
@bballantine23 our thoughts are with you tonight. We wish you a speedy recovery from surgery.— Michigan Baseball (@umichbaseball) April 3, 2013
Losing Ballantine would be a tough blow for the team to absorb, as it's already been dealing with an injured Pat Biondi, who has yet to make a full return from a sprained thumb (he has been doing some late-inning pinch-running and fielding).
EDIT: As I noted in a reply below, Erik Bakich on WTKA this morning has confirmed that Ballantine broke two bones in his ankle, and he's facing 3 to 4 months of rehab. An unfortunate way for his Michigan career to end, for sure. He tweeted this last night:
i want to say thank you as sincerely as i possibly can for the prayers and support.. all of them mean a lot.. michigan has built me strong— Ben Ballantine (@bBallantine23) April 3, 2013
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