Feb. 16, 2013
Junior RF Michael O'Neill, who is hitting .625 (5-for-8), was 3-for-4 with two doubles and an intentional walk. O'Neill's first-inning single extended his hitting streak to six games, including the final four games of 2012.
O'Neill has three doubles, two singles and an intentional walk in 10 plate appearances in the first two games of 2013.
O'Neill, who has had 16 multi-hit games in each of his first two seasons at Michigan, has two this season and 34 career multi-hit games in 97 games. He has eight three-hit games as a Wolverine.
Senior captain CF Patrick Biondi, who is hitting .333 (2-for-6), was 1-for-2 with a fourth-inning single to extend his team-leading hitting streak to nine games. He has hits in 20 of his last 22 games.
Biondi reached base five times -- with a single, a walk and a fielder's choice, and he was hit by pitches twice.
Biondi scored two runs to push his career total to 151 runs, tying him for 12th place on U-M's career runs scored list with Scott Tousa (151 runs, 1998-2001) and Jim Durham (151 runs, 1986-89).
Freshman 2B/RHP Jacob Cronenworth, who is hitting .250 (2-for-8), stroked his first career home run, and it was the first U-M round tripper of 2013. He has hits in both games this season.
Freshman 3B Travis Maezes, who is hitting .375 (3-for-8), extended his hitting streak to two games with a third-inning run-scoring single. Maezes was 2-for-4 with a pair of runs batted in as he collected his first career multi-hit game.
Freshman 1B Jack Sexton, who is hitting .111 (1-for-9), collected his first hit as a Wolverine with a second-inning single.
Sophomore RHP James Bourque (0-0, 4.50 ERA) worked a career-best six innings, allowing seven hits and three earned runs, and he matched his career-best effort with four strikeouts in his first start of 2013. Bourque held a 5-3 lead when he left the game.
Sophomore SS Dylan Delaney, who is hitting .222 (2-for-9), was 1-for-5 with a bunt single in the sixth inning to extend his hitting streak to three games.