Postgame Notes: Michigan 3, UAB 1; Coastal Carolina 6, Michigan 2

March 17, 2012

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• Senior catcher/DH Coley Crank, who is hitting .197 (12-for-61), was 1-for-4 in Saturday's opener vs. UAB with a ninth-inning homer to snap a 1-1 tie. Crank's home run was his fourth of the season and it proved to be the game-winning run batted in. He was 0-for-3 with a walk in the second game.

• Crank's 'gamer' was his second of the season and he is Michigan's active career leader in game-winning RBI with 10. Crank has 13 RBI this season and 121 in his U-M career.

• Crank, with 27 homers, snapped his tie for 11th on Michigan's career home run list with Major League Hall of Famer Barry Larkin (26 homers, 1983-85) and former teammate Mike Dufek (26, 2007-2010). Crank is one homer shy of a 10th place tie with Jake Fox (28 homers, 2001-03).

• Junior co-captain CF/2B Patrick Biondi, who is hitting .243 (17-for-70), was 2-for-3 with a triple and a run scored in Saturday's opener vs. UAB while batting ninth in U-M's lineup for the first time in his career. Biondi was 1-for-3 with a walk Saturday night at Coastal Carolina.

• Biondi, who has five multi-hit games this season and 44 for his U-M career, has scored 16 times this season and has scored 121 runs in 130 games in his Wolverine career.

• Senior co-captain 3B John Lorenz, who is hitting .219 (16-for-73), was 2-for-4 with a double Saturday night vs. Coastal Carolina for his fifth multi-hit game of the season.

• Lorenz, who has 42 career multi-hit games, has four doubles this season and 37 in 178 games in his U-M career.

• Junior RHP Ben Ballantine (1-0, 1.87 ERA) allowed one run on two hits with four strikeouts as he pitched seven innings in a no-decision start in Saturday's opener vs. UAB in Coastal Carolina Classic action. Ballantine, who is 4-1 in his career at U-M, leads the team in innings pitched (33.2) and strikeouts (22).

• Freshman RHP Matt Ogden (1-1, 5.40 ERA) pitched two scoreless innings, allowing two hits while recording three strikeouts as he earned his first win as a Wolverine Saturday afternoon vs. UAB. Ogden has 10 strikeouts in his 10 innings of work in five appearances out of the bullpen this season.

• Freshman SS Dylan Delaney, who is hitting .172 (10-for-58), had a hit in each game Saturday in Coastal Carolina Classic action. He was 1-for-4 with a single vs. UAB and he was 1-for-2 with a run-scoring double and a HBP vs. Coastal Carolina in the second game.

• Freshman 2B Eric Jacobson, who is hitting .214 (3-for-14), was 1-for-4 with a double in Saturday's first game vs. UAB. The double was Jacobson's first extra-base hit as a Wolverine.

• Sophomore catcher Cole Martin, who is hitting .243 (9-for-37), was 2-for-4 with a run-scoring single vs. Coastal Carolina in Saturday's second game to extend his hitting streak to four games, matching his previous career best set in 2011. Martin has one multi-hit game this season and four in his U-M career.

• Junior/sophomore 2B/3B John DiLaura, who is hitting .452 (14-for-31), was 0-for-3 vs. UAB in Saturday's first game, snapping his personal career-best hitting streak at eight games. He was 0-for-4 vs. Coastal Carolina in Saturday's second game.

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