Baseball beats MSU 10-2 in non-conference game for season series sweep

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on May 9th, 2018 at 7:15 PM

Yes, I know the title looks strange. Michigan and MSU already met earlier this season back in March in a 3 game series.

But Erik Bakich and MSU coach Jake Boss Jr. have arranged a deal to play an extra game so both sides play two games against eachother at home.

2 of the 3 B1G games back in March were at Ray Fisher Stadium so today's non-conference game was at MSU.

Michigan swept the series back in March winning 12-3 at home, a 2-1 comeback win on the road and an 11-0 waxing in the series finale.

Today was not much different. 

Michigan got things started in the 3rd, with Harrison Salter getting the best of his brother Will Salter's team when he put Michigan up 1-0 on an RBI single.

MSU took the lead in the bottom of the 3rd on a 2 RBI single, but it was short lived.

Just an inning later in the 4th, Freshman star Jesse Franklin tied the game at 2-2 with an RBI single and then Jordan Nwogu gave Michigan the 3-2 lead on a sac fly.

After a 5th inning leadoff dinger by Harrison Salter made it 4-2, Michigan began to pour it on.

Christian Bullock reached on a walk, stole second and then was sent home on a double by Blake Nelson to make it 5-2, and then Harrison Salter struck AGAIN! An RBI single made it 6-2 Michigan after 6 innings.

In the 7th, freshman Jordan Nwogu smacked a ball deep but it misplayed by the MSU outfielder who dove for the ball and it went right past him, allowing Nwogu to go Little League style: an inside the park home run to put Michigan up 7-2.

Sac flys by both Jack Blomgren and Blake Nelson gave Michigan a 9-2 lead at the end of 7.

Michigan tacked on one more run and boy was it an impressive one....

Top of the 8th, and Jordan Nwogu blasts and I mean, BLASTS a ball over the scoreboard that apparently landed in MSU's softball stadium according to their BTN+ announcers. A 10-2 lead that the Wolverines held.

Michigan beats MSU, 10-2. The Wolverines sweep the Spartans in the season series. All 4 games. Michigan has now beaten MSU 6 straight times and leads the all-time series 204-110-1.

Michigan is now 31-14. With non-conference play wrapped up, Michigan will play their final home series of the season against Illinois.

It's a huge series for the B1G standings as Illinois is one of the better teams in the league. Michigan currently sits in a first place tie with Minnesota atop the standings.

The Michigan-Illinois series begins on Friday at 6pm.

Comments

CarrIsMyHomeboy

May 9th, 2018 at 7:30 PM ^

Too bad this one can't count toward the conference race. Though currently tied, Michigan's closing stretch is a *lot* more challenging than Minnesota's.

CWoodIsMyBoiii

May 9th, 2018 at 7:48 PM ^

4-0 with a combined score of 35-6 on the year against sparty? Yes, please.

I wouldn’t hate seeing the same score in that concrete shithole they call a stadium in EL on Oct. 20.

The Krusty Kra…

May 9th, 2018 at 8:28 PM ^

Harrison Salter played amazingly well, did his Grandpa Bill Freehan's No. 11 jersey proud. He hit a home run over the RF fence that could have traveled all the way to Michigan Ave. Jordan Nwogu (Who I am really pulling for as a fellow Ann Arbor native) also stroked a massive dong over the scoreboard. Great day to make the trip up and see the boys get a big win.

Marvin

May 10th, 2018 at 7:51 AM ^

This is awesome. But why can't we change our uniforms? Those home pinstripes look horrible. Just go with a classic look. Gray on gray with a cursive Michigan across the front for away and white on white for home.

 

 

Marvin

May 10th, 2018 at 7:51 AM ^

This is awesome. But why can't we change our uniforms? Those home pinstripes look horrible. Just go with a classic look. Gray on gray with a cursive Michigan across the front for away and white on white for home.