It's still very early in the season and we are also in the midst of a great basketball season (Despite the loss yesterday, it is still a great season), but we should recognize the job Erik Bakich is doing with our baseball program.
They are ranked #17 coming off of a 6-0 start while outscoring opponents 44-10. Next week, the competition heats up as they head out west to play #19 Oklahoma State and #4 UCLA. It will be interesting to see how they handle the trip, but the team is definitely in a good place.
Michigan is one of only two ranked teams from the Big Ten with Illinois coming in at #25. Starting pitcher Tommy Henry has been phenomenal in his two starts. He is at the top of the NCAA in strikeouts with 22 in just 15 innings pitched. Better yet, he recently had a complete game 1-hit performance.
It's tough for a baseball team in the North, but it's nice to be respectable. Let's go win the B1G this year boys!