Michigan's opening weekend went as well as it could have, with 3 straight wins over the Binghamton Bearcats.
Friday's game ended 10-0, with a combined shutout from Junior ace Tommy Henry (6 innings) and redshirt Freshman Isaiah Paige. First Baseman Jimmy Kerr went 3-for-5 with a home run and 3 RBI's.
Saturday was a little too close for comfort, but Michigan pulled off a 5-4 win behind 8 great innings from Karl Kauffmann, who only allowed 3 hits and 1 earned run but was victimized by 4 infield errors by Michigan. Two singles helped along by a passed ball & a wild pitch scored the winning run for Michigan, and highly regarded Freshman Willie Weiss from Portland, Oregon, picked up 3 strikeouts in the 9th to earn the save.
Sunday was back to Friday's form for Michigan,with a 12-2 win. Catcher Joe Donovan picked up 3 RBIs with a 2-run HR and a sacrifice fly. Starting pitcher Jeff Criswell got the win for Michigan.
The top performer at the plate for the weekend was probably Sophomore shortstop Jack Blomgren, who was 5-for-9 with 5 RBI. The biggest concern was probably Michigan's gloves. Michigan made 7 infield errors this weekend--6 of them at third base. This is out of character for what was generally a very good fielding team last season.
Next week is a 3-game series at The Citadel, who finished outside the top 200 in RPI last season. This is where Michigan needs to keep accumulating wins, leading in to a very very tough 8-game trip through the Los Angeles area.