March 13, 2010
The Wolverines improved to 17-1 in the all-time series against Ball State.
Michigan head coach Rich Maloney, who spent the first seven years of his 15-year head coaching career at Ball State, moved his record to 5-0 against his former team. Maloney is 6-1 in the all-time Michigan-BSU series, including a 1-1 mark as BSU's coach. Maloney led the Cardinals to a 6-5 win over U-M in 1999 for the lone BSU win. In the series, Maloney is 2-0 in games at neutral sites, both of which came at Coastal Carolina tournaments in 2008 and 2010.
Senior C Chris Berset doubled in his first at-bat to drive in a run, extending his hitting streak to seven games.
Freshman CF Patrick Biondi walked in the first inning and scored U-M's first run. It was the fifth time this season that Biondi has scored in the first after leading off the game.
Senior/junior 2B Anthony Toth was 4-for-5, becoming the third Wolverine with four hits in a game this season. Toth has five multi-hit games this season and 24 as a Wolverine.
Sophomore OF/C Coley Crank collected his seventh career multi-hit game with three knocks. Crank has hits in nine of U-M's 12 games this season and in seven straight.
Senior 1B Mike Dufek was 3-for-5 for his fifth multi-hit game of the season and the 32nd of his U-M career. Dufek has had three hits or more in a game 10 times as a Wolverine.
Sophomore RHP Brandon Sinnery (1-0) pitched four scoreless innings with five strikeouts to record his first win of the season.
Sophomore 3B John Lorenz was held hitless, but his sixth-inning run batted in snapped the 8-8 tie with the Cardinals for his second game-winning RBI as a Wolverine.
Senior RF Nick Urban doubled and scored a run in the fifth inning, extending his hitting streak to five games to match his previous best streak set in 2009. It was Urban's ninth career double.
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