Feb. 18, 2011
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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.
Sophomore/freshman catcher Zach Johnson singled in his first career at-bat in the third inning; he scored Michigan's first run of the season on a sac fly by sophomore CF Patrick Biondi.
Freshman RF Michael O'Neill singled in his first career at-bat as a Wolverine in the third inning.
Michael O'Neill and Zach Johnson both made their first career appearances for the Maize and Blue. Redshirt sophomore Tyler Mills made his first appearance on the mound for U-M.
Michigan had five players -- Patrick Biondi, Anthony Toth, Coley Crank, John Lorenz and Derek Dennis -- in the starting lineup that were on the opening day lineup card in 2010.