March 30, 2011
Michigan is 3-1 in Ypsilanti this season after going 3-0 while winning the Oestrike Classic hosted by EMU earlier in the month.
Former Wolverine All-America shortstop Barry Larkin (1983-85) made his debut on ESPN's Baseball Tonight on Wednesday (Mar. 30). Larkin, who played from 1986 to 2004 in the Major Leagues with Cincinnati, had been a regular on the Major League Network in 2010.
Sophomore CF Patrick Biondi, who is hitting .290 (27-for-93), was 1-for-4 with a two-run single and two stolen bases. Biondi leads the Wolverines with 12 runs batted in.
Biondi, who ranks second on the team with nine stolen bases, has 38 career stolen bases.
Junior 3B John Lorenz, who is hitting .276 (24-for-87) for the season, was 2-for-4 with a double. Lorenz has hits in 18 of the 21 games he has had an at-bat in this season. He has hits in 32 of his last 35 games over the past two seasons. Lorenz has 33 career multi-hit games as a Wolverine.
Freshman RF Michael O'Neill, who is hitting .333 (29-for-87), was 1-for-3 with a walk. O'Neill has hits in 20 of his 22 games this season.
Junior catcher Coley Crank was 1-for-4 as he extended his current hitting streak to three games, matching his previous season high.