The Battle for Washtenaw County was a great one for Michigan this year.
After coming back from a 4-0 hole and winning 6-4 in the 8th last night at Ray Fisher Stadium, Michigan made the short drive to EMU to face them in the second game of the season series.
There would be no drama this time.
The game was scoreless until the 5th, when Michigan did major damage.
Brock Keener, hero of last night, drove in Miles Lewis for the first Michigan run. Two sac bunts brought Keener home to make it 2-0, and then Dom Clementi blasted a 2-run homer to make it 4-0 Michigan. Freshman Blake Nelson then hit a 2 run double, followed by a Miles Lewis RBI single to make it 7-0.
The Wolverines adding 3 more runs just an inning later in the 6th on three consecutive RBI doubles by Jordan Nwogu, Dom Clementi and Jonathan Engelmann. 10-0 Michigan.
EMU added 2 runs in the 6th & 7th innings and 1 in the 8th, but Michigan ended any bleak hopes of an EMU comeback with two runs in the Top of the 9th on a RBI groundout and a passed ball.
Michigan beats EMU, 12-5 at Oestrike Stadium and sweps the series.
Michigan has won 8 straight in the rivalry, their best run since the Middaugh teams of the late 80s who won 12 straight.
Michigan resumes B1G play in a weekend series at Rutgers starting on Friday at 3pm.