March 23, 2013
Michigan's series with Western Illinois was moved to Nicolay Field on the campus of Adrian College due to weather and field conditions at the Wilpon Complex.
The first game of the doubleheader was a scheduled seven-inning contest. The second game was a nine-inning game.
Freshman Evan Hill allowed just one hit in seven innings in the 6-1 win in the opener. It was Michigan's first one-hitter since March 24, 2012, when the Wolverines beat IPFW, 4-2. In that game, Brandon Sinnery, Trent Szkutnik, Travis Smith and James Bourque combined on the one-hitter.
Hill now is 3-1 on the year with a 2.21 ERA. His 21 strikeouts are second on the team, and he has U-M's lone complete game.
Freshman Travis Maezes reached base for the 20th straight game in the opener, driving in a run in the second on a single. His streak was snapped in the nightcap.
Junior Michael O'Neill had his 13th multi-hit game of the year in the opener. He is now hitting .383 with nine doubles and 13 RBI this season.
Sophomore Zach Zott had three hits in the nightcap. That is a season and career high for the outfielder.
Freshman Jacob Cronenworth had three hits in the nightcap. It is his seventh multi-hit game of 2013. He also pitched the final two innings, striking out a batter and allowing a hit and no runs.