March 2, 2013
The 11-0 win is Michigan's first shutout of the 2013 season for first-year coach Erik Bakich, and it is the first for the Wolverines since Brandon Sinnery tossed a six-hitter in an 11-0 win at Iowa on May 4, 2012.
Senior captain CF Patrick Biondi, who is hitting .371 (13-for-35), was 1-for-5 with a two-run double in the opener, and he was 3-for-4 with three singles, two runs scored and his record-setting stolen base in the second game. He reached base five times in six plate appearances in the second contest.
Biondi's single in the first inning of the second game extended his team-leading hitting streak to 16 games. He has hits in 27 of his last 29 games. Biondi has 32 career doubles.
Biondi set Michigan's all-time stolen base record with his fifth-inning steal of third base, his third steal of the season. Biondi's 91st career stolen base snapped his tie with Eric Rose (90 steals, 2004-07).
Biondi scored two runs in the second game, giving him nine for the season to push his career total to 158 runs scored. Biondi is 11th on U-M's career runs scored list; Rose (161 runs scored) is in 10th place.
Biondi, who has three multi-hit games this season, has 60 for his U-M career along with 14 three-hit games.
Biondi led off the first inning of the second game with a single, and he scored all the way from first base on Michael O'Neill's double. Biondi has scored in the first inning as Michigan's leadoff batter 46 times in his Wolverine career (21 times in 2010, 12 times in 2011, 10 times in 2012 and three times so far in 2012).
Junior RF Michael O'Neill, who is hitting .432 (19-for-44) to lead the team, was 2-for-5 with a pair singles in the opener and 1-for-6 with a run-scoring double in the nightcap.
O'Neill's first-inning double in the second game extended his hitting streak to 13 games, including the final four games of 2012. The double proved to be O'Neill's first game-winning RBI of the season and the seventh of his U-M career.
Freshman LHP Evan Hill (2-0, 1.45 ERA) collected his second win in his three starts this season, working six shutout innings and allowing two hits in the second game.
Senior/junior DH/3B John DiLaura, who is hitting .571 (8-for-14), collected his first four-hit game as a Wolverine, going 4-for-4 with a walk in game two. DiLaura had his three-game hit streak snapped by going 0-for-4 in the opener.
DiLaura, who made his second career 3B start in the second game, has reached base 14 times in five games this season. DiLaura has 17 career multi-hit games in 79 games played.
Freshman 2B/RHP Jacob Cronenworth, who is hitting .294 (10-for-34) ,was 3-for-7 in Saturday's doubleheader split.
Cronenworth, who has a four-game hitting streak, was 2-for-3 with a run-scoring double in the opener and 1-for-3 with a two-run single in the second game. He has two multi-hit games this season.
Sophomore 1B/DH Kyle Jusick, who is hitting .381 (8-for-21), was 2-for-3 with two singles and a walk in Saturday's opener, and he was 2-for-4 with two singles in the second game to extend his hitting streak to three games. He has three multi-hit games this season.
Junior catcher Cole Martin, who is hitting .226 (7-for-31), was 3-for-4 with two doubles, three runs scored and three RBI in game two. Martin, who has seven career multi-hit games, has one three-hit game as a Wolverine.