Feb. 25, 2012
Michigan has a 16-7 record in college games played at the New York Mets' spring training complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Michigan first played at the Mets complex in 2004.
Senior/junior LHP Bobby Brosnahan (2-0; 2.08 ERA) pitched six innings, allowing five hits and two runs in Saturday's first game. Brosnahan has eight career wins as a Wolverine.
Freshman RHP James Bourque (0-0, 0.00 ERA) made his Michigan debut in Saturday's opener, working three scoreless innings and allowing one hit with four strikeouts for his first career save.
Sophomore RF Michael O'Neill, who extended his hitting streak to four games, leads the team in hitting at .458 (11-for-24) as he was 2-for-4 in each game. O'Neill, who had two doubles in the opener, is 6-for-11 (.545) with four doubles in the Iona series.
O'Neill has hits in 49 of his 60 games as a Wolverine, with 21 multi-hit games, 35 stolen bases and 13 doubles in his U-M career.
Junior RHP Ben Ballantine (1-0, 1.29 ERA) pitched seven innings, allowing six hit and one run in a no-decision start in Saturday's second game. He leads the team with 14 innings pitched.
Junior co-captain CF Patrick Biondi, who is hitting .318 (7-for-22), was 1-for-5 with three walks, two runs scored and three stolen bases in five attempts in the doubleheader. Biondi had his six-game hitting streak snapped in the second game as he was 0-for-2 with a walk and a hit-by-pitch.
Biondi ranks fourth on U-M's career stolen base list with 62 as he chases Steve Finken (65 steals 1986-88) in third place.
Biondi scored runs in the first five games of 2012 and has scored 112 runs in 117 games in his Wolverine career.
Biondi walked leading off the first inning of Saturday's opener and he stole second and third and scored U-M's first run. Biondi has scored in the first inning as U-M's leadoff batter 34 times in his Wolverine career (21 times in 2010, 12 times in 2011 and once so far in 2012).
Freshman LF Will Drake, who is hitting .391 (9-for-23), was 2-for-3 with a stolen base in Saturday's opener and he was 1-for-4 in the second game. Drake has at least one hit in each of his first six games as a Wolverine.
Sophomore 1B Brett Winger, who is hitting .333 (6-for-18), was 2-for-4 in Saturday's opener with a two-run single that proved to be his first career game-winning hit.