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.