Postgame Notes: Michigan 6, Oakland 1

March 27, 2012

Recap |  Box Score

• Freshman LHP Trent Szkutnik (1-0, 6.43 ERA, one save) pitched four shutout innings, allowing one hit and striking out three in his first career win in his first start as a Wolverine. Szkutnik, who shares the team lead with RHP Matt Ogden with eight pitching appearances, has 17 strikeouts in 14 innings.

• Freshman RHP Matt Ogden (1-1, 3.60 ERA, two saves) pitched two scoreless innings, allowing one hit while recording one strikeout as he earned his second save as a Wolverine. Ogden has 12 strikeouts in his 15 innings of work in eight appearances, all out of the bullpen.

• Junior co-captain CF/2B Patrick Biondi, who is hitting .294 (25-for-85), was 2-for-3 with two doubles, two RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base as he extended his hitting streak to seven games.

• Biondi, who has eight multi-hit games this season and 47 for his U-M career, has scored a team-leading total of 23 times this season and has scored 128 runs in 135 games in his Wolverine career.

• Biondi, who leads the Wolverines with 16 stolen bases, collected his 72nd career steal. Biondi ranks third on U-M's career stolen base list, putting him two shy of former Wolverine LF Jim Durham (74 steals, 1986-89) in second place. The record is 90 stolen bases by CF Eric Rose (2004-07).

• Sophomore RF Michael O'Neill, who is hitting .365 (35-for-96), was 1-for-4 with a stolen base and a two-run single to extend his hitting streak to five games. O'Neill, who has 43 career stolen bases, has hits in 63 of his 78 games as a Wolverine.

• O'Neill's third-inning single proved to be his second game-winning RBI in the last two games and his third of the season. O'Neill has six 'gamers' in his U-M career.

• Freshman LF Will Drake, who is hitting .326 (30-for-92), was 2-for-5. Drake has eight multi-hit games this season.

• Senior catcher/DH Coley Crank, who is hitting .198 (16-for-81), was 1-for-4 with a double. Crank has three doubles this season and 39 in his U-M career.

• Sophomore catcher Cole Martin, who is hitting .250 (11-for-44), was 1-for-4 with an eighth-inning single as he extended his personal-best hitting streak to six games.

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