March 30, 2013
Freshman SS Travis Maezes, who is hitting .292 (28-for-96), was 6-for-9, going 4-for-5 in the 11-3 win and 2-for-4 in the second game. Maezes collected his first Big Ten hit with a first-inning single in the opener.
Maezes, who is second on the team with 19 RBI, collected his first four-hit game as a Wolverine in the opener, and he has seven multi-hit games in 2013.
Maezes, who is hitting .462 (6-for-13) in Big Ten play, has been hit by a pitch nine times in overall action this season to lead the team.
Sophomore OF/DH Zach Zott, who is hitting .327 (17-for-52), was 4-for-7 with two hits in each game. Zott was 2-for-3 with a run scored, a walk and a HBP in the opener, and he was 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in the second game.
Zott, who is hitting a team-leading .600 (6-for-10) in Big Ten play, has a personal career-best seven-game hitting streak. Zott has five multi-hit games this season and 10 in his U-M career. Zott has all five of his 2013 multi-hit games in his current hit streak.
Freshman LHP Evan Hill (4-1, 2.06 ERA) pitched 7.0 innings, allowing six hits and two runs, one earned, in his Big Ten debut, beating Minnesota, 11-3, in the opener.
Hill had five strikeouts to push his team-leading total to 26 in 43.2 innings in his seven stats. Hill is 1-0 with a 1.29 ERA in conference-only action.
Junior catcher Cole Martin, who is hitting .143 (11-for-77), was 3-for-5 with a double and his first career home run in the opener. Martin's homer snapped a 2-2 tie in the fourth inning and proved to be his first career game-winning RBI as a Wolverine.
Martin, who has started 23 of U-M's 25 games this season, has three multi-hit games and two three-hit games in 2013, and he has eight career multiple-hit games in 108 contests as a Wolverine.
Freshman 2B/RHP Jacob Cronenworth, who is hitting .348 (32-for-92), was 2-for-7 in the doubleheader with a single in each game, extending his season/career-best hitting streak to 10 games.
Cronenworth had a run-scoring single in Saturday's opener to push his team-leading RBI total to 20.
Cronenworth (0-1, 1.50 ERA, three saves) worked a scoreless 1.2 innings in his Big Ten debut, closing out the 2-1 loss in the second game of the doubleheader. He has 12 strikeouts in 12 innings in his seven bullpen appearances as a Wolverine in 2013.
Junior OF Michael O'Neill, who is hitting .378 (42-for-111), was 4-for-10 in Saturday's doubleheader split, going 3-for-6 with three singles, a run scored and his team-leading 10th stolen base in the opener, and he was 1-for-4 in the second game.
O'Neill has hits in 22 of the 25 games this season and in 26 of his last 29 games.
O'Neill leads the team with 15 multi-hit games this season and has 47 career multiple-hit games. He has 10 three-hit games as a Wolverine in 120 games.
O'Neill's eighth-inning stolen base in the opener is his 10th of the season to lead the Wolverines. O'Neill ranks fifth on Michigan's career stolen base list with 59. Steve Finken (1986-88) is fourth on the list with 65 steals.
Freshman 1B Jack Sexton, who is hitting .200 (13-for-65), was 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in Saturday's opener as he extended his season-best hitting streak to four games, but he was 0-for-2 in the second game to snap the streak. Sexton has two multi-hit games in 2013.
Senior captain CF Patrick Biondi, who is still hitting .393 (24-for-61) to lead the tem, appeared as a pinch runner in both games, scoring a run in the opener.
Biondi scored one run vs. Minnesota Saturday, giving him 18 runs scored in 2013 to push his career total to 167 runs . He moved into a tie for sixth place on Michigan's career runs scored list with Bobby Scales (167 runs, 1996-99). Hall of Famer Barry Larkin (172 runs, 1983-85) and U-M career hit-leader Mike Cervenak (172 runs, 1996-99) are tied for fourth.