Feb. 15, 2014
Site: San Marcos, Texas (Bobcat Ballpark)
Event: Texas State Tournament
Score: Texas State 8, Michigan 7 (10 innings); Washington 8, Michigan 6 (10 innings)
Records: U-M (0-2), TXST (1-0), WASH (1-1)
Next U-M Event: Saturday, Feb. 15 -- vs. Air Force (San Marcos, Texas), 6 p.m. CST
SAN MARCOS, Texas -- The University of Michigan baseball team fell twice in 10 innings on the opening day of the Texas State Tournament on Friday night (Feb. 14) at the Bobcat Ballpark. The Wolverines lost, 8-7, to host Texas State and, 8-6, to Washington.
Michigan put up a three spot in its first inning of 2014 against the Bobcats. Junior Jackson Glines (Coarsegold, Calif./Fresno City C.C.) led off the game with a single and moved to third on sophomore Jacob Cronenworth's (St. Clair, Mich./St. Clair) single. Junior Kyle Jusick (Portage, Mich./Portage Central) brought in a run with a single to center. Cronenworth then scored after a muffed throw by the Bobcat second baseman on the relay. Michigan loaded the bases and freshman Ramsey Romano (El Cajon, Calif./Valhalla) brought in Jusick on another Texas State error, this one by the third baseman. The Wolverines added a pair of runs in the second as junior Zach Zott (Lake Orion, Mich./Lake Orion) singled, moved to second on a balk, stole third and scored on Jusick's single up the middle. Cronenworth then scored on Texas State's third error of the game, a soft grounder to the pitcher off senior/junior Kendall Patrick's (Mitchell, S.D./Blackhawk C.C.) bat that was muffed.
After Texas State scored two runs in the bottom of the third, the Wolverines plated a run in the fourth. Freshman Johnny Slater (Southfield, Mich./Southfield Lathrup) reached on an infield single, scoring Jusick and giving Michigan a 6-2 lead. The Maize and Blue matched the Bobcats' run in the fourth with one in the fifth. Glines reached on an error, went to second on Zott's walk, stole third and scored on Cronenworth's groundout to first. That would be the final Wolverine run as Texas State scored one in the seventh and tied the game with a three-spot in the eighth.
The Bobcats led off the 10th with a walk to Cody Lovejoy. After a sacrifice bunt moved him to second, David Paiz ended the game, driving Lovejoy in with a single through the left side.
Glines led Michigan's offense with three hits in the Texas State game. Cronenworth drove in a pair of runs and he joined Jusick and Patrick with a pair of hits apiece. The loss went to freshman Brett Adcock (Kawkawlin, Mich./Bay City Western), who allowed a run and four hits in 1.2 innings. Junior James Bourque (Ann Arbor, Mich./Huron) started the game, allowing two earned runs and four hits in 3.1 innings. Fifth-year senior Logan McAnallen (DeWitt, MIch./DeWitt) struck out six and allowed six hits and four runs in 4.1 innings of relief.
The Washington game was scoreless until the Huskies plated two runs in the bottom of the sixth. Michigan quickly answered with six runs in the sixth. Sophomore Travis Maezes (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer) singled to lead off the frame. He went to third on Jusick's single. Both runs scored on freshman Jackson Lamb's (Temperance, Mich./Bedford) double to the gap in right, tying the game at two. After a Patrick walk, senior Cole Martin (Bay City, Mich./John Glenn) belted Michigan's first home run of the season, an opposite field shot to left center. Slater reached on an error by the Washington center fielder and scored on Glines single to short.
Washington tied the game at six with three runs in the eighth inning, capped by a two-run home run from Alex Schmidt. Schmidt then won it in the 10th with a two-run home run to right.
Lamb was a perfect 3-for-3 with two RBI in his Michigan debut, including a pair of doubles. Martin drove in three runs while Glines had two hits. Junior Trent Szkutnik (Temperance, Mich./Bedford) struck out three in 4.2 innings in his start on the mound. Sophomore Jake Balicki (Beverly Hills, Mich./Groves) struck out four in 1.2 innings, but was tagged with the loss.
The Wolverines continue play in the Texas State Tournament Saturday night (Feb. 15) against Air Force. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m. CST (7 p.m. EST).
Contact: Kent Reichert (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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