April 2, 2011
Junior/sophomore SS Kevin Krantz was 2-for-3 with a two-run homer in the seventh inning that proved to be the game-winning hit in Michigan's 3-2 win in Saturday's opener. Krantz leads the team with two `gamers' this season.
Krantz, who went 0-for-4 in Saturday's second game, has three multi-hit games this season and four career multi-hit games as a Wolverine.
Freshman RHP/DH Alex Lakatos (1-1, 6.19 earned-run average, one save) retired all seven batters he faced while recording eight outs as he pitched 2.2 innings of shutout relief to earn his first career win as a Wolverine in Saturday's opener.
Lakatos, who is hitting .316 (12-for-38), was 1-for-3 as the starting DH in the opener and he was 3-for-4 in the second game, giving him a career-best four-game hitting streak. Lakatos has three multi-hit games, with one three-hit game as a Wolverine.
Junior catcher/DH Coley Crank, who is hitting .256 (22-for-86), was 3-for-5 with two doubles and he reached base six times in eight plate appearances in Saturday's doubleheader. Crank was 6-for-9 in the series with Indiana and he is hitting .667 in Big Ten play with a .750 (9-for-12) on-base percentage, two walks and a hit-by-pitch.
Crank extended his personal season-best hitting streak to six games. Crank leads the team with nine doubles and he has 28 career doubles.
Crank has six multi-hit games this season and 32 for his Michigan career.
Freshman RF Michael O'Neill, who is hitting .313 (31-for-99), was 1-for-4 in Saturday's opener but was 0-for-4 with a run-scoring ground out in the second game. O'Neill has hits in 22 of his 25 games this season.
Junior/sophomore LHP Bobby Brosnahan (1-5, 6.63 ERA) pitched 6.1 innings, allowing eight hits and two runs in a no-decision in Saturday's opener. He left the game trailing, 2-1.
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