Feb. 23, 2013
Michigan has a 19-8 record in college baseball games played at the New York Mets spring training complex. Michigan first played at the Mets complex in 2004, and U-M is 5-1 vs. Fordham at the site, winning three times in 2010 before taking two of the three games this weekend.
Sophomore LF/DH Kevin White, who is hitting .350 (7-for-20), had the first four-hit game of his U-M career, going 4-for-4 with a triple, four runs scored and three stolen bases in game one. White was 1-for-6 with a stolen base in the second game. White, who has nine multi-hit games in his 44 games as a Wolverine, has hits in 18 of his last 22 games.
Freshman LHP Evan Hill (1-0, 2.13 ERA) pitched 5.2 innings, allowing five hits and two runs with two strikeouts while collecting his first career win as a Wolverine in the opener.
Senior RHP Chad Jasman (0-0, 0.00 ERA, one save) worked 3.1 hitless, scoreless innings to earn his first career save as a Wolverine in the opener. Jasman had a career-best five strikeouts in the win.
Senior/junior DH John DiLaura made his season debut in the doubleheader split. DiLaura, who is hitting .750 (3-for-4), was 1-for-1 with two walks, two runs batted in and a sac fly in the opener and added a single in the second inning of game two for a two-game hit streak. DiLaura was 2-for-3 with two walks in the second game as he reached base seven times in the doubleheader.
DiLaura has 16 career multi-hit games in 76 games played.
Senior captain CF Patrick Biondi, who is hitting .348 (8-for-23), was 2-for-10 in Saturday's doubleheader. Biondi had singles in each game of the twinbill as he extended his team-leading hitting streak to 13 games. He has hits in 24 of his last 26 games.
Biondi collected his first stolen base of the season in game one, giving him 89 career stolen bases, one shy of the U-M record of 90 stolen bases held by CF Eric Rose (90 steals. 2004-07).
Biondi scored one run Saturday to push his career total to 154 runs scored as he ranks 12th on U-M's career runs scored list. Nate Recknagel (156 runs, 2006-08) is 11th.
Junior RF Michael O'Neill, who is hitting .429 (12-for-28) to lead the team, was 2-for-5 with a double in Saturday's opener, and he was 2-for-5 in the second game with a walk and two stolen bases.
O'Neill's third-inning single in the second game extended his hitting streak to 10 games, including the final four games of 2012.
O'Neill, who has five multi-hit games this season and 37 career multiple-hit games. He ranks seventh on the U-M career steals list with 51 in 101 games. O'Neill is one stolen base behind Rodney Goble (52 steals, 1992-95) for sixth place on the U-M career , with Brad Roblin (53 steals, 2004-07) in fifth place.
Sophomore 1B/DH Kyle Jusick, who is hitting .300 (3-for-10), was 2-for-3 with a double, a sac fly and three RBI in Saturday's opener, and his second-inning scoring fly ball proved to be his first career game-winning RBI as a Wolverine.
Freshman 3B Travis Maezes, who is hitting .304 (7-for-23), was 2-for-4 with his first career homer, a double and two RBI in Saturday's opener as he extended his hitting streak to five games. Despite reaching base four times, Maezes had the hitting streak snapped in the second game, going 0-for-4. He was hit by pitches twice in six at-bats in the second game.
Maezes, who has two multi-hit games, leads the Wolverines with six stolen bases.
Freshman 2B/RHP Jacob Cronenworth, who is hitting .250 (6-for-24), was 3-for-6 with a double and three RBI in Saturday's second game. The three-hit game was Cronenworth's first career multi-hit game at U-M.
Junior catcher Cole Martin, who is hitting .143 (3-for-31), was 2-for-3 with a triple, a walk, a hit-by-pitch and four runs scored in Saturday's second game. Martin, who has six career multi-hit games, has two triples as a Wolverine.