March 22, 2014
Site: Bloomington, Ind. (Bart Kaufman Field)
Score: Indiana 5, Michigan 1
Records: U-M (8-14-1, 0-2 Big Ten), IU (12-8, 2-0 Big Ten)
Next U-M Event: Sunday, March 23 -- at Indiana (Bloomington, Ind.), 1:05 p.m. (TV: Big Ten Network)
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The University of Michigan baseball team had just five hits in a 5-1 loss at Indiana on Saturday afternoon (March 22) at Bart Kaufman Field. IU pitcher Kyle Hart struck out seven to limit the Wolverines.
The Hoosiers scored all five of their runs in the first four innings in the middle game of the series. Indiana plated a pair of runs in the bottom of the second on an RBI groundout from Tim O'Connor and an infield single by Casey Rodrigue. The Hoosiers put up another run in the third after a wild pitch scored Brad Hartong. Sam Travis gave Indiana a 5-0 lead after four complete with a two-run single up the middle.
Michigan had only three hits through the first eight innings but threatened in the top of the ninth. Sophomore Jacob Cronenworth (St. Clair, Mich./St. Clair) led off the frame with a bunt single. Junior Jackson Glines (Coarsegold, Calif./Fresno City College) and freshman Jackson Lamb (Temperance, MIch./Bedford) both walked to load the bases. Junior Kyle Jusick (Portage, Mich./Portage Central) singled to right to score Cronenworth, making it 5-1. Indiana closer Scott Effross induced two flyouts and a strikeout to end the game.
Junior Eric Jacobson (Chicago, Ill./St. Ignatius) had two hits to lead U-M's offense. The loss went to sophomore Evan Hill (Mt. Pleasant, Mich./Mt. Pleasant), who gave up four earned runs and 10 hits with three strikeouts in four-plus innings. Junior Donnie Eaton (Ann Arbor, Mich./Father Gabriel Richard) and senior Alex Lakatos (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Central) had eight striekouts in four innings out of the Wolverine bullpen.
The Wolverines and Hoosiers finish off the three-game series on Sunday afternoon (March 23) at 1:05 p.m. The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network.
Contact: Kent Reichert