Despite getting outhit on the weekend 26-21, the #21 ranked Wolverines swept the 3 game series with Purdue down at Alexander Field.
Oliver Jaskie outlasted Purdue's Tanner Andrews on Friday night in a pitcher's duel, as Michigan took the first game of the series, 2-0. There were 3 Wolverine triples hit in the first 3 innings.
Michigan took a 1-0 lead in the top of the 1st on a wild pitch that allowed Michael Brdar to score. Then in the 3rd, Johnny Slater used a triple to score Jake Bivens who reached on a triple of his own to make it 2-0.
Yesterday's game was a slugfest.
Johnny Slater started things off on Saturday with an RBI single, and then scored later on on an error by Purdue to give Michigan another 2-0 lead after 1 inning.
The Boilers tied the game in the 4th inning, 2-2. Two frames later, Michigan put up 2 more runs on another Slater RBI single, and he would again later cross the plate on a sac bunt to give Michigan a 4-2 lead.
Things fell apart for Purdue later on, as Michigan posted 5 runs in the final two innings to take a 9-2 lead in the 9th. Purdue forced a pitching change and scraped together two runs, but Michigan held on for a 9-3 win.
Today's game was another 2-0 score variety.
We led 2-0 after 2 innings after a first pitch RBI single by Nick Poirier, and then a successful double steal.
Similiar to Friday, it stayed 2-0 for most of the game until Purdue had a meltdown in the 7th and walked in two consecutive runs to make it 4-0 Michigan.
Miles Lewis added a run on an RBI single in the 8th to make it 5-0 Wolverines.
Purdue again added a run in their final gasp in the 9th, but it wasn't enough. Michigan wins 5-1.
What won't show up in the box scores is the great defense on display this weekend. Miles Lewis was diving all over the place yesterday with his hat flying off all the time, making great catches in the outfield. Made a diving grab.
Then Jake Bivens made an a catch in foul territory today, over the shoulder while nearly falling down to get out of the inning.
3 wins this weekend gives Michigan a 39-12 overall record and a 14-7 B1G record.
Michigan will try for the program's first 40-win season since 2008 when we host EMU on Tuesday night in the non-conference finale.