March 29, 2014
Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Wilpon Complex)
Score: Michigan 4, Iowa 2
Records: U-M (11-15-1, 2-3 Big Ten), Iowa (15-8, 3-2 Big Ten)
Next U-M Event: Sunday, March 30 -- vs. Iowa (Wilpon Complex), 1 p.m.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Freshman Trey Miller (Lexington, Ky./Lexington Catholic) made his first career hit in a Michigan uniform a memorable one as his two-run single in the eighth broke a 2-all tie and gave the the University of Michigan baseball team a 4-2 win over Iowa on Saturday afternoon (March 29) at the Wilpon Complex, home of Ray Fisher Stadium. U-M has now won three of its last four games.
The Wolverines trailed 2-1 going to the bottom of the eighth, but junior Eric Jacobson (Chicago, Ill./St. Ignatius) opened the inning with a double to the gap in right. Sophomore Travis Maezes (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer) laid down a bunt to the Hawkeye catcher. His throw to try and get Jacobson out at third was high, putting runners on the corners. Sophomore Jacob Cronenworth (St. Clair, Mich./St. Clair) brought in Jacobson with a single to center field, knotting the game at two. Junior Jackson Glines (Coarsegold, Calif./Fresno City College) walked to load the bases. After a fielder's choice to get the lead runner at home and a strikeout, Miller came through with the single to score Jacobson and Maezesn.
Cronenworth worked around a walk in the ninth as freshman Jackson Lamb (Temperance, Mich./Bedford) made his second full-extension diving catch in as many weeks to get the second out in the ninth.
For the second straight game, Michigan got on the board first with a run in the third. Senior Cole Martin (Bay City, Mich./John Glenn) led off the frame with a single to left. He moved to second on a sacrifice bunt from Jacobson and scored on a single to right from Cronenworth, giving the Maize and Blue an early 1-0 advantage.
The score remained 1-0 until the top of the eighth as the Hawkeyes put up a two-spot. Nick Day walked and moved to second on a Cronenworth wild pitch. Day moved to third on a sacrifice bunt and scored off of Jake Mangler's RBI single. Mangler moved to second on a wild pitch and crossed the plate after Tyler Peyton's double to left.
Cronenworth had two hits on the day and earned the win on the mound. He allowed two hits and two runs with a pair of strikeouts and pair of walks in two innings of work. Sophomore Evan Hill (Mt. Pleasant, Mich./Mt. Pleasant) did not allow a run in 5.2 innings in his start. He struck out two and allowed two hits with three walks.
Michigan and Iowa conclude the three-game series on Sunday afternoon (March 30) at 1 p.m. at the Wilpon Complex, home of Ray Fisher Stadium. It will be the first Little League Day as well as Family Pack Day at Fisher Stadium. [ Promotions ]
Contact: Kent Reichert