Postgame Notes: Michigan 14, West Virginia 3

Feb. 19, 2012

Recap |  Box Score

• Michigan is 6-6 in the four years of the Big Ten-Big East Challenge. U-M was 3-0 in 2009, 1-2 in 2010, 0-3 in 2011 and 2-1 in 2012.

• Senior co-captain 3B John Lorenz, who is hitting .364 (4-for-11), was 2-for-4 with a career-best five runs batted in. Lorenz opened the scoring with a three-run homer in the first inning and it proved to be his sixth career game-winning RBI.

• Lorenz has eight home runs, 73 RBI and 39 multi-hit games in 162 games in his U-M career.

• Sophomore RF Michael O'Neill, who is hitting .385 (5-for-13), was 3-for-5 while scoring a career-best four runs and hitting his second home run of the season. O'Neill collected his first two stolen bases of the season.

• O'Neill has hits in 46 of his 57 games as a Wolverine with 18 multi-hit games, 32 stolen bases and four homers in his U-M career.

• Sophomore 1B Brett Winger, who is hitting .375 (3-for-8), was 3-for-6 with a double for his first three-hit game as a Wolverine.

• Junior RHP Ben Ballantine (1-0, 1.29 ERA) pitched seven innings, allowing two runs, one earned, on three hits with a team-season high five strikeouts. Ballantine is 4-1 in his career at U-M.

• Freshman LF Will Drake, who is hitting .385 (5-for-13), was 1-for-4 with a run-scoring single, two runs scored and a stolen base. He leads the team with three stolen bases and shares the lead in hits (5), runs (5) and batting average (.385) with Michael O'Neill.

• Freshman 2B Dylan Delaney recorded his first career hit with a ground-rule double in the sixth inning.

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