March 11, 2011
Michigan is 2-10 for the first time since 2002.
Freshman RF Michael O'Neill was 1-for-3 with a walk, a hit-by-pitch and three stolen bases. O'Neill extended his team-leading hitting streak to 12 games with a fifth-inning single. O'Neill, who is hitting .383 (18-for-47), has at least one hit in every game in his U-M career.
O'Neill leads the Wolverines with eight stolen bases and his three stolen bases on Friday marked the most since sophomore CF Patrick Biondi had three against Fordham on March 20 last year.
Sophomore CF Patrick Biondi, who is hitting .327 (16-for-49), was 2-for-5 as he extended his personal season-best hitting streak to seven games with his first-inning run-scoring single. Biondi, hitting third in the lineup for the first time, has six multi-hit games this season and 27 for his U-M career.
Biondi, who ranks second on the team with six stolen bases, collected his 35th career stolen base.
Senior co-captain 2B Anthony Toth, who is hitting .289 (13-for-45), was 2-for-5 to extend his personal season-best hitting streak to five games. Toth has hits in 13 of his last 15 games as a Wolverine. Toth has four multi-hit games this season and 45 for his U-M career.
Junior 3B John Lorenz, who is hitting .260 (13-for-50) for the season, was 2-for-5 with three runs batted in. Lorenz has hits in 10 of Michigan's 12 games this season and he has hits in 24 of his last 26 games over the past two seasons. Lorenz has 31 career multi-hit games.
Freshman Alex Lakatos, who is hitting .357 (5-for-14), was 2-for-4 with a walk while making his first U-M start at DH. Lakatos has a pair of two-hit games in his six games as a Wolverine.
Junior/sophomore RHP Kevin Vangheluwe paced the Wolverine pitching staff as he worked five scoreless innings, allowing four hits while recording a career-best seven strikeouts. The seven strikeouts matched U-M's season best set by junior/sophomore RHP Tyler Mills against Massachusetts on March 4.
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