Early Offense, Hill's Strong Outing Help Baseball Defeat Spartans
Baseball Earns Comeback Win at Michigan State to Open In-State Series
Baseball Succumbs to Western Michigan's Late-Inning Offense
Postgame Notes: Western Illinois 5, Michigan 3
Baseball Comes Up Short in Opener against Western Illinois
Highlights from Tuesday's 6-1 loss to Coastal Carolina.
Senior (2014) ... Played in 12 games with two starts for the Wolverines ... Started contests against Western Michigan (March 26) and No. 22 Kansas (May 18) ... Had a single in the seventh inning on Senior Day in the win over the Jayhawks ... Came in as a defensive replacement at first base seven times.
Junior (2013) ... Played in 18 games with 13 starts for the Wolverines ...Had six hits and two runs scored ... Had a .267 on-base percentage ... Drove in a run in the win over Central Michigan (April 3) ... In his first game back from injury vs. Coastal Carolina (March 15), was 1-for-3 at the plate ... Was 1-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base against Western Illinois (March 22) ... Went 1-for-3 with a run scored and a walk in the win over Michigan State (April 5).
Sophomore (2012) ... Played in all 56 games for the Wolverines with 53 starts ... Led the team with a .326 batting average in Big Ten games only ... Had home runs in back-to-back games against Ohio State (March 2) and Chicago State (March 3) ... Was 3-for-6 with three RBI in the Chicago State win ... Went 8-for-14 in the Northwestern series (April 21-22) ... Had a three-run home run in the 5-4 win over the Wildcats (April 22) ... Went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI at Penn State (April 13) ... Drove in two runs apiece in the first two games of the Iona series (Feb. 24-25) ... Was 3-for-6 with a run scored on an RBI in the 14-3 win over West Virginia (Feb. 19) ... Went 2-for-5 with three RBI in the win over Notre Dame (March 11) ... Drove in the game-winning runs against Connecticut (March 18) ... Was 2-for-4 with two runs scored against IPFW (March 25) ... Was 3-for-5 with a run scored against Michigan State (April 8) ... Drove in a pair of runs against Nebraska (May 19) ... Had a pair of hits and two runs scored against Indiana (April 29) ... Committed just three errors (.994 fielding percentage) at first base.
Freshman (2011) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award (2011) ... Played in 25 games for the Wolverines his freshman season with 19 starts at first base and at designated hitter ... Hit .294 with five three doubles and five RBI ... Made his collegiate debut March 27 against Michigan State, doubling and scoring a run in four plate appearances ... Had four two-hit games, including going 2-for-3 with two RBI in the season finale against Penn State (May 21) ... Had a six-game hitting streak at the end of 2011 and had an eight-game hitting streak in Big Ten games (May 6-21) ... Had two RBI against Penn State (May 20) ... Went 2-for-3 with a run at Notre Dame (May 4) ... Went 2-for-3 with a double in a win over Illinois (April 17) ... Had a .338 slugging percentage and a .314 on-base percentage ... Made only one error at first base.
Prep ... Olympia (2010) ... Earned five varsity letters in baseball (2006, '07, '08, '09, '10) ... Coached by Randy O'Neal, who pitched seven seasons for the Detroit Tigers ... Rawlings/Perfect Game All-America Third Team (2009, '10) ... Rawlings/Perfect Game All-America Second Team (2008) ... Preseason Baseball Factory/Under Armour All-American (2010) ... All-Metro First Team (2010) ... All-Central Florida Second Team (2010) ... Olympia High School Most Valuable Player (2010) ... Played at Lake Highland Prep as an eighth grader, helping the team advance to the FHSAA Final Four (2006) ... Coached by Frank Viola, who was the World Series Most Valuable Player for the Minnesota Twins in 1987 ... First no-hitter in Olympia High School history (2009) ... USA 36 Man roster for the Under-16 team (2008) ... Honor Roll student.
Personal ... Given Name: Brett Michael Winger ... Born May 28, 1992 ... Son of Douglas and Kathleen Winger ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... General studies major ... Dad Douglas ran track at Yale ... Sister Carly played softball at Virginia while sister Molly committed to play volleyball at Columbia.