That embarrassing 8-3 loss to an NAIA school did wonders for this team.
ICYMI, Michigan lost to Lawrence Tech back on March 14 to drop to 5-11 on the season. Since then, it's been nothing but wins for the Wolverines. So much so that @UMichBaseball has adopted a new twitter name.
After beating and shutting out Northwestern twice in yesterday's weather-imposed doubleheader, Michigan looked for the sweep of the series today at Rocky Miller Park in Evanston.
The game did not start out well. Northwestern jumped out to a 2-0 lead through 4 innings. Michigan finally got on the board in the top of the 5th on a wild pitch that allowed Ako Thomas to score cutting the Wildcat lead in half.
In the next inning, another Northwestern gaffe produced another run for Michigan as Ako Thomas knocked the ball between the legs of the NU 2B, allowing Miles Lewis and Brock Keener to score putting Michigan ahead 3-2.
A Northwestern leadoff homer in the bottom of the 6th inning tied the game at 3-3 and it would remain tied until the top of the 9th.
Dom Clementi's 2-RBI triple broke the tie to give Michigan a 5-3 lead. The Wolverine tacked on two more runs with an RBI single by B1G Freshman of the Week Jesse Franklin and a Brock Keener RBI double.
William Tribucher got the final 3 outs in the bottom of the 9th and Michigan completed the comeback win. A great game to watch and another W on the schedule.
Michigan beats Northwestern, 5-3, extending the incredible win streak to 15 games. This was a series that was a must-sweep if you want to win a B1G Championship.
Michigan is now 19-11 and 6-0 in the B1G.
Next up is an always tough Maryland team next weekend back at home at Ray Fisher Stadium. Erik Bakich will host his former team for a 3 game weekend series beginning on Friday at 4pm.