Feb. 25, 2011
Rutgers (2-2) used a three-run fourth inning to snap a 1-1 tie. The loss snapped Michigan's winning streak of college wins at the Mets' complex at 14 games as the Wolverines are now 14-4 at the site.
The Wolverines gained a 1-1 tie after three innings but have not held a lead yet in 2011 and are 0-4 for the first time since starting 0-5 in 2004 in Rich Maloney's second season as Wolverine head coach.
Junior 3B John Lorenz, who is hitting .294 (5-for-17), was 1-for-4 to extend his career-best hitting streak to 18 games with a sixth-inning double.
Sophomore SS Derek Dennis, who is hitting .400 (6-for-15), was 3-for-4 Friday. Dennis extended his hitting streak to three games with a fourth-inning single in the series opener and added singles in the sixth and ninth innings for his third career three-hit game as a Wolverine. He has 15 career multi-hit games.
Freshman RF Michael O'Neill, who hit third in the lineup for the second straight game, extended his hitting streak to four games with a first-inning single and collected his first stolen base. O'Neill is hitting .400 (6-for-15) in his first four games as a Wolverine.
Senior co-captain 2B Anthony Toth, who missed Sunday's (Feb. 20) game against Connecticut to snap his streak of consecutive starts at 114 games, returned to the lineup in the series opener and extended his hitting streak to eight games with a run-scoring double in the third inning. The streak includes the final five games of 2010. Toth, who is hitting .333 (4-for-12), added a single in the fifth inning for his 42nd career multi-hit game.
Junior RHP Kevin Vangheluwe struck out a career-high four batters in the Rutgers game. He also pitched a career high 3.2 innings against the Scarlet Knights. Vangheluwe allowed four runs and three hits in the outing.