Feb. 18, 2011
Michigan is 4-3 all-time in the Big Ten/Big East Challenge, the invitational's third year, with an 0-2 mark against Louisville, including a 2-0 loss in 2010. U-M was 3-0 in 2009 and 1-2 in 2010.
Head coach Rich Maloney's record in season openers at Michigan drops to 5-4. Maloney had a four-game opening game winning streak snapped by Louisville.
Senior co-captain 2B Anthony Toth, who hit .309 (73-for-236) in 2010, opened the 2011 season with a first-inning single, collecting the first Wolverine hit of the new year and extending his hitting streak to six games, including the final five games of 2010.
Senior/junior 1B Garrett Stephens was 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in the fourth inning for U-M's first round-tripper of the 2011 season. Stephens has three career home runs.
Junior 3B John Lorenz, who hit .315 (62-for-197) in 2010, was 1-for-4 with an eighth-inning single to extend his career-best hitting streak to 15 games.
Freshman RF Michael O'Neill singled in his first career at-bat as a Wolverine in the third inning.