Michigan Stymied by Stellar Pitching in Shutout Loss at No. 13 LSU
Brett Winger

March 9, 2012

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Site: Baton Rouge, La. (Alex Box Stadium)
Score: #13 LSU 6, Michigan 0
Records: U-M (6-7); LSU (12-2)
Attendance: 10,237
Next U-M Event: Saturday, March 10 -- vs. Notre Dame (Baton Rouge, La.), Noon CST

BATON ROUGE, La. -- The University of Michigan baseball team was held to just two hits in a 6-0 loss at No. 13 LSU Friday night (March 9) in front of 10,237 fans at Alex Box Stadium. LSU starting pitcher Kevin Gausman went eight innings, allowing just two hits with a season-high 11 strikeouts and no walks.

Senior Brandon Sinnery (Worcester, Mass./Worcester Academy) went all eight innings on the mound for the Maize and Blue, allowing 12 hits and six runs with a pair of strikeouts and no walks.

Sophomore Brett Winger (Orlando, Fla./Olympia) singled in the second and senior John Lorenz (Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln-Way East) singled in the eighth to account for U-M's two hits. In between, Gausman retired 19 batters in a row.

LSU put up a four-spot in the fourth inning on six Tiger hits. Raph Rhymes drove in a pair of runs with a single. Tyler Hanover had a run batted in on a fielder's choice sacrifice bunt that Sinnery gloved and went home, just missing Rhymes at the plate. The fourth run came home on a single from Ty Ross.

The Tigers put up a pair of runs in the eighth on Grant Dozar's double to left field.

Joey Bourgeois came on in the ninth for LSU and struck out two Wolverines to end the 2:05 contest.

Michigan will play Notre Dame and LSU Saturday (March 10) in Baton Rouge. U-M faces the Fighting Irish at noon CST and the host Tigers at 6:30 p.m. CST.

Contact: Kent Reichert (734) 763-4423

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