March 9, 2014
Site: Port St. Lucie, Fla. (Tradition Field #5)
Score: Michigan 4, Princeton 2
Records: U-M (6-10-1), Princeton (2-5)
Next U-M Event: Friday, March 14 -- vs. Appalachian State (Charleston, S.C.), Noon
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Sophomore Evan Hill (Mt. Pleasant, Mich./Mt. Pleasant) allowed just three hits in eight innings on the mound, and junior Jackson Glines (Coarsegold, Calif./Fresno City College) drove in the game-winning run on a triple in the seventh inning as the University of Michigan baseball team defeated Princeton, 4-2, Sunday morning (March 9) to close out its spring break trip.
Hill struck out five in his longest start of the season, allowing the three hits and two runs with a pair of walks. Sophomore Jacob Cronenworth (St. Clair, Mich./St. Clair) struck out two in the ninth inning to pick up his second save of the year.
The matchup was a pitchers' duel between Hill and Princeton's Chad Powers until the teams scored two runs apiece in the sixth inning. Glines opened the Michigan sixth with a walk and went to third on junior Kyle Jusick's (Portage, Mich./Portage Central) single. Freshman Carmen Benedetti (Grosse Pointe, Mich./Grosse Pointe South) loaded the bases with a walk, and junior Kevin White (Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne's-Belfield) brought Glines home with a sacrifice fly to right. Senior Cole Martin (Bay City, Mich./John Glenn) then singled to center, bringing in Jusick to knot the score at 2-2.
Sophomore Travis Maezes (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer) opened the seventh with a single to right, went to second on Cronenworth's sacrifice bunt, and scored on the Glines triple. Glines trotted home after a Benedetti sacrifice fly.
Jusick and Martin had two hits apiece to lead the Michigan offense, while Glines scored a pair of runs.
Michigan will open the College of Charleston Tournament on Friday afternoon (March 14) against Appalachian State. First pitch is scheduled for noon.
N O T E S
Jackson Glines extended his hitting streak to 11 games with the triple in the seventh inning. Glines hit .500 (5-for-10) with three doubles and a triple in the Princeton series.
Glines now has three triples on the year.
Princeton leads the all-time series with Michigan, 7-2, after the teams each won twice this weekend. These four games were the first between the two schools in 100 years.
Evan Hill tied a career high with eight innings pitched in today's win over Princeton. Hill also went eight innings against Michigan State on April 6, 2013.
Jacob Cronenworth picked up his ninth career save in the Princeton win. He is now in a tie for 11th on Michigan's all-time saves list.
Contact: Kent Reichert