March 5, 2011
Michigan (2-8) took the lead for good with a four-run third inning.
Sophomore SS Derek Dennis was 3-for-3 and reached base in all six of his plate appearances as he was hit by a pitch twice and drew a walk. Dennis, who is hitting .343 (12-for-35), also collected two stolen bases and two runs batted in in the win. He has four multi-hit games in 2011 and 17 career multi-hit games. Dennis was 5-for-6 with four stolen bases and he reached base nine times in a row in the two wins over UMass.
Freshman RF Michael O'Neill was 3-for-5 with two RBI and he scored the eventual game-winning run on a throwing error in U-M's four-run third inning. O'Neill extended his team-leading hitting streak to 10 games with a first-inning single. O'Neill, who leads the team by hitting .390 (16-for-41), has one three-hit game and five multi-hit games this season.
Sophomore CF Patrick Biondi was 2-for-4 with two walks, two runs scored and a stolen base. Biondi shares the team stolen base lead at five with freshman OF Michael O'Neill. Biondi has 34 career stolen bases. Biondi has four multi-hit games this season and 25 for his U-M career.
Sophomore/freshman catcher Zach Johnson's seventh-inning single extended his hitting streak to four games. Johnson was 1-for-3 in the win, reaching base three times in five plate appearances with a walk and a hit-by-pitch.
Senior/junior 1B Garrett Stephens, who is hitting .308 (12-for-39), was 1-for-5 with a run-scoring single, pushing his team-leading RBI total to 10. He has hits in eight of U-M's 10 games this season.
Junior 3B John Lorenz, who is hitting .262 (11-for-42) for the season, was 1-for-6 with a two-run single to give him hits in nine of Michigan's 10 games this season. He has hits in 23 of his last 24 games over the past two seasons.
Senior co-captain 2B Anthony Toth was 2-for-5 with two runs scored. Toth has 44 career multi-hit games.
Redshirt sophomore LHP Matt Broder picked up his first career win. Broder came on for the Maize and Blue in the fifth and pitched 2.2 innings, allowing just one hit by the Minutemen.