Postgame Notes: U-M 5, Massachusetts 2; Sam Houston State 11, U-M 3

March 5, 2011

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• Michigan snapped its seven-game season-opening losing streak with the 5-2 win over UMass.

• Michigan is 1-8 for the first time since 2002.

• Freshman RF Michael O'Neill extended his team-leading hitting streak to nine games with hits in both games. O'Neill had a run-scoring triple against Massachusetts and singled in the third inning against host Sam Houston State. O'Neill, who is hitting .361 (13-for-36), had two stolen bases in the second game to take the team lead with five. He has at least one hit in every game in his U-M career, including four multi-hit games.

• Junior/sophomore RHP/OF Tyler Mills, making his second career pitching start as a Wolverine, allowed just five hits and two runs (one earned) with seven strikeouts in 7.1 innings in the win over UMass. Mills moved his record to 1-1 on the season with a 3.77 earned-run average and 11 strikeouts in three appearances covering 14.1 innings.

• Freshman RHP Jake Engels worked the final 1.2 innings in Friday's opener, allowing one base runner while facing six UMass Minutemen as he recorded the first save of his U-M career. Engels has a 0.00 ERA in three outings in 2.1 innings of action.

• Sophomore/freshman catcher Zach Johnson's second-inning RBI-single gave Michigan a 1-0 lead over Massachusetts and it proved to be his first career game-winning RBI as a Wolverine. The single extended Johnson's hitting streak to three games.

• Junior 3B John Lorenz, who is hitting .278 (10-for-36) for the season, was 1-for-4 in each game Friday to give him hits in 22 of his last 23 games.

• Sophomore SS Derek Dennis was 2-for-3 with a double and two stolen bases in the win over Massachusetts to give him 16 career multi-hit games. He was held hitless in the second game.

• Sophomore CF Patrick Biondi was 3-for-7 Friday in the two games with a 2-for-3 game with a double against Sam Houston State. Biondi had two stolen bases against UMass in the opener to push his career total to 33. Biondi has three multi-hit games this season and 24 for his U-M career.

• Senior/junior 1B Garrett Stephens, who is hitting .324 (11-for-34), had his five-game hitting streak snapped in Friday's opener against Massachusetts. Stephens collected his team-leading ninth RBI with a single against Sam Houston State in the second game, giving him hits in seven of U-M's nine games this season.

• Senior co-captain 2B Anthony Toth reached base four times on Friday with three hits and a walk. Toth was 2-for-3 with a double in the nightcap for his 43rd career multi-hit game as a Wolverine.

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