Brosnahan's Gem Lifts Wolverines Past Seton Hall
Bobby Brosnahan

Feb. 18, 2012

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Site: St. Petersburg, Fla. (Al Lang Field)
Event: Big Ten/Big East Challenge
Score: Michigan 2, Seton Hall 1
Records: U-M (1-1); Seton Hall (1-1)
Next U-M Event: Sunday, Feb. 19 -- vs. West Virginia - Big Ten/Big East Challenge (Walter Fuller Complex, St. Petersburg, Fla.), 12:30 p.m.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Senior/junior Bobby Brosnahan (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer) allowed just four hits and a run in seven innings of work and the University of Michigan baseball team scored a pair of runs in the sixth inning in a 2-1 win, its first of 2012, over Seton Hall on day two of the Big Ten/Big East Challenge at Al Lang Field.

Brosnahan was strong in his first outing of 2012, putting up zeroes after the first frame. He gave up single hits in the first, third, fourth and sixth frames and stranded seven Pirates runners. Junior/sophomore Logan McAnallen (DeWitt, Mich./DeWitt) came in to pitch the final two innings, striking out a batter and getting a fly out with runners on first and second in the ninth for his first save.

Seton Hall scored a run in the first. After a hit-by-pitch opened the game, the Pirate runner moved to third on consecutive groundouts and scored on a single.

The score remained 1-0 Seton Hall until the bottom of the sixth. Junior Patrick Biondi (Woodhaven, Mich./Divine Child) led off the inning with a single. He stole second and scored on a double down the right field line by freshman Will Drake (Fairfield, Ohio/Fairfield), who moved to third on a fly out by sophomore Michael O'Neill (Powell, Ohio/Olentangy Liberty) and scored on a sacrifice fly by senior Coley Crank (Pinole, Calif./Pinole Valley), which proved to be the game-winning run.

Biondi was the only player in the game with multiple hits, going 2-for-4 on the day with a run scored.

The loss was tagged to Rick Mangione, who gave up a pair of runs on four hits with six strikeouts in five-plus innings.

Michigan will conclude Big Ten/Big East Challenge action Sunday afternoon (Feb. 19) against West Virginia. Game time is at 12:30 p.m. at the Walter Fuller Complex in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Contact: Kent Reichert (734) 763-4423

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