Postgame Notes: California 5, Michigan 4 (11 Innings)
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Feb. 15, 2013

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• Michigan's season opening loss at Cal spoiled the debut of Michigan's first-year head coach Erik Bakich. The last time a Wolverine head coach won his first game was in 1963 when Moby Benedict led U-M over Grand Canyon by a 12-5 margin.

• Junior RF Michael O'Neill, who led U-M in hitting for 2012 at .327 (53-for-162), was 2-for-4 with a first-inning single at California for U-M's first hit of the 2013 season. O'Neill had a double and scored a run in the third inning and he drew an intentional walk in the 10th inning.

• O'Neill had 16 multi-hit games in each of his first two seasons at Michigan and he has 33 career multi-hit games in 96 games.

• O'Neill has a five-game hitting streak that includes the final four games of 2012.

• Sophomore DH Kevin White, who finished 2012 hitting .239 (26-for-109), was 2-for-5 with a pair of singles and he scored U-M's first run of 2013 in the second inning of Friday's season opener at California. White has eight multi-hit games in 40 games as a Wolverine.

• White extended his hitting streak to six games with a second-inning single Friday at Cal. The streak includes his final five games of 2012. White has hits in 16 of his last 18 games.

• Senior captain CF Patrick Biondi, who finished the 2012 season hitting .303 (67-for-221), was 1-for-4 with a run-scoring double Friday in the fourth inning to extend his team-leading hitting streak to eight games. He has hits in 19 of his last 21 games.

• Freshman 3B Travis Maezes (1-for-4) and freshman 2B Jacob Cronenworth (1-for-4) each collected his first career hit as a Wolverine Friday at Cal and freshman 1B Jack Sexton (0-for-4) collected his first RBI.

• Junior catcher Cole Martin was 1-for-3 with two walks as he reached base three times in five plate appearances Friday at California.

• Sophomore SS Dylan Delaney was 1-for-3 with a bases loaded walk in the second inning to drive in the first U-M run of 2013.


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