Baseball's Biondi, Crank Selected to All-Big Ten Teams
Baseball's Senior Day, Season Finale Spoiled by Nebraska Rally
Postgame Notes: Michigan 6, Nebraska 5
Sinnery, Three-Run Seventh Back Baseball to Win over Huskers
Sixteen U-M Student-Athletes Named NSCA Athletes of the Year
Highlights from Tuesday's 6-1 loss to Coastal Carolina.
At Michigan ... Awards ... All-Big Ten Third Team (2012) ... ABCA/Rawlings All-Mideast Region first team, Designated Hitter (2010) ... Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week (2/22/10) ... 2010 Red Raider Classic All-Tournament Team ... Notable ... Is third on U-M's all-time home run list (35) ... Also is 13th in doubles (43) and tied for eighth in RBI (153) ... Shares 11th highest home run total in a season (14, 2010) ... Believed to be the first player in the modern era of Division I baseball to hit three home runs on opening day after blasting out a trio of balls against Jacksonville State (2/19/10).
Senior (2012)... Was named to the All-Big Ten Third Team as a designated hitter ... Led the Wolverines in home runs (12), runs-batted-in (45), walks (32) and total bases (91) ... Tied with Penn State's Sean Deegan for the Big Ten home run title ... Also tied for seventh in the league in RBI and tied for eighth in walks ... Led the Big Ten with seven sacrifice flies ... Had a pair of home runs in wins over Chicago State (March 3) and Iowa (May 4) ... Went 3-for-5 with a home run, four RBI and two walks against Michigan State (April 8) ... Was a perfect 3-for-3 with five RBI, a pair of home runs, two runs scored and two walks against Iowa (May 4) ... Led the team with 11 multi-RBI games and had 11 multi-hit performances ... Had a .476 slugging percentage and a .364 on-base percentage ... Tied for third in the Big Ten with six home runs in conference play ... Had a .306 batting average in Big Ten contests ... Was 2-for-5 with three RBI and a pair of runs in a win over Iona (Feb. 25) ... Drove in three runs in a win over Connecticut (March 18) ... Had back-to-back two-RBI games against Northwestern (April 21) ... Had nine multi-walk games ... Was 2-for-4 with a double and a pair of RBI against Coastal Carolina (May 9) ...
Junior (2011)... Played in all 54 games for the Wolverines with 52 starts ... Hit .268 with 17 doubles, a triple, seven home runs and 33 RBI ... Led Michigan in doubles, home runs, RBI, on-base percentage (.373), slugging percentage (.474), walks (29) and total bases (92) ... Also was tied for fifth in the Big Ten in doubles and sixth in walks ... Played catcher and left field as well as being the designated hitter for the Wolverines ... Had 12 multi-hit games and seven multi-RBI performances ... Hit the game-winning home run in Michigan's 2-1 win over Notre Dame (May 3) ... Was 3-for-4 with a three-run home run at Ohio State (April 30) ... Was 3-for-4 with three runs scored and a double vs. Indiana (April 1) ... Had three hits, two runs scored and two RBI in a win over Illinois (April 17) ... Led Michigan with a .329 batting average in Big Ten games ... Had two doubles and three RBI in a win at Winthrop (March 12) ... In a win against Penn State (May 20) was 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI ... Hit a pinch-hit three-run home run against Michigan State (March 27).
Sophomore (2010)... ABCA/Rawlings All-Mideast Region first team, Designated Hitter ... Started in all 57 games (50-DH, 5-C, 2-LF) ... Led the team in home runs (14), runs batted in (65) and total bases (134) ... Had a team-high 18 multi-RBI games including nine games with 4 or more ... Had 23 multi-hit games ... Named one of Louisville Slugger National Players of the Week for opening weekend (Feb. 19-21) ... Named to 2010 Red Raider Classic All-Tournament Team as Designated Hitter after hitting .419 (7-for-15) with four home runs and nine runs batted ... Believed to be the first player in the modern era of Division I baseball to hit three home runs on opening day after blasting out a trio of balls against Jacksonville State (Feb. 19) ... Went 3-for-5, coming a home run away from hitting for the cycle against Fordham (March 19) ... Went 4-for-5 with two home runs and five RBI vs. Michigan State (May 12) ... Went 2-for-5 with two home runs and six RBI vs. Ball State (May 18).
Freshman (2009) ... Doubled in his first career at-bat against South Florida (Feb. 20) in a pinch-hit appearance ... Made first career start at catcher against Purdue (Feb. 21) ... Went 3-for-3 with two RBI against Siena #1 (May 7)... In nightcap, followed up with another 3-for-3 performance and one RBI with three runs scored ... Third multi-hit performance came against Notre Dame #1 (April 22) going 2-for-3 with a double ... Homered twice in the season -against Penn State (April 5) and Notre Dame #2 (April 22) ... Career high nine putouts against IPFW (Mar 21).
Prep ... Earned seven varsity letters at Pinole Valley, one in basketball, two in football and four in baseball ... Named 2006 Pinole Valley Baseball Player of the Year ... Was a three-time all-league selection in baseball ... named team Most Valuable Player as a sophomore ... Participated in the California Area Code Games as a senior after earning Sunbelt Classic All-Tournament honors ... was named all-tournament at 2007 Junior Sunbelt Oklahoma tournament and 2004 Arizona Super Series Nationals.
Personal ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... General studies major ... born 3-15-90 in Berkeley, Calif. ... was a honor roll member at Pinole Valley high school ... son of Harold and Sue Crank ... has two sisters, Jodi and Nikki ... considers 450 ft. high school home run as his top prep moment.
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