March 30, 2014
Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Wilpon Complex)
Score: Michigan 6, Iowa 5
Records: U-M (12-15-1, 3-3 Big Ten), Iowa (15-9, 3-3 Big Ten)
Next U-M Event: Wednesday, April 2 -- vs. Central Michigan (Wilpon Complex), 4 p.m.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Junior Jackson Glines' (Coarsegold, Calif./Fresno City College) run-scoring single to right with two outs in the bottom of the ninth lifted the University of Michigan baseball team to a 6-5 walk-off win over Iowa Sunday afternoon (March 30) at the Wilpon Complex, home of Ray Fisher Stadium. Michigan earned a series win over the Hawkeyes and improved its Big Ten record to 3-3 on the season.
With the game tied at five heading to the bottom of the ninth, freshman Jackson Lamb (Temperance, Mich./Bedford) led off the frame with a walk. He stole second and went to third as sophomore Jacob Cronenworth (St. Clair, Mich./St. Clair) reached on a fielder's choice. Glines then sent Tyler Radtke's 1-1 pitch just over Jake Mangler's head for the walk-off winner.
The Wolverines enjoyed a 5-0 lead after five innings with the help of junior Trent Szkutnik (Temperance, Mich./Bedford) and Hawkeye walks. U-M put up a run in the first as Glines singled, junior Kyle Jusick (Portage, Mich./Portage Central) doubled to left, and a wild pitch brought in the run. Then Michigan scored four runs in the fifth with the help of five Iowa walks. Sophomore Travis Maezes (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer) doubled in a run in that frame.
Szkutnik had a quality start for the Maize and Blue. He struck out six, allowing four hits and no runs in seven innings. Iowa did get to the Wolverine bullpen in the eighth, scoring five times off two singles and four walks. Junior James Bourque (Ann Arbor, Mich./Huron) got all three outs in that frame to keep it knotted at five. In the top of the ninth, Bourque walked the first batter. Freshman Brett Adcock (Kawkawlin, Mich./Bay City Western) came in and gave up a single to Taylor Zeutenhorst but struck out the next two Hawkeyes. Blake Hickman hit a comebacker to Adcock, who made a nice defensive play to preserve the tie going to the bottom of the ninth.
Glines had two hits, and he joined Lamb with two runs apiece. Adcock earned the win in relief, striking out two in an inning of work.
Michigan continues its nine-game homestand this Wednesday (April 2) against in-state foe Central Michigan. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m. at the Wilpon Complex, home of Ray Fisher Stadium. Fans that bring a new or gently used piece of baseball equipment to the game will get in for only $1. [ Promotions ]
Contact: Kent Reichert