April 5, 2013
Freshman SS Travis Maezes, who is hitting .291 (32-for-110), was 3-for-5 with a triple, two singles, three RBI, two runs scored and his ninth stolen base of the year.
Maezes collected his second `game-winning' RBI of the season as his seventh-inning RBI-single snapped a 3-3 tie.
Maezes, who leads the team with six multi-RBI games, leads the Wolverines with 22 RBI on the season.
Maezes collected his second three--hit game as a Wolverine in the series opener vs. MSU and he is third on the team with eight multi-hit games in 2013.
Freshman 2B/RHP Jacob Cronenworth, who is hitting .346 (36-for-104), was 1-for-4 with a fourth-inning single to extend his season/career-best hitting streak to 13 games. He added a sac fly, his 21st RBI of the season and his eighth stolen base of the year in the win at MSU.
Cronenworth (0-1, 1.38 ERA, five saves) worked a `1-2-3' ninth inning to close out the win, recording his team-leading fifth save of the season. He pulled into a 10-way tie for 13th for Michigan's single-season save record on a list that includes current Major League lefty Clayton Richard (5 saves, 2005) and former Major League hurlers Bobby Korecky (5 saves, 1999) and Mike Ignasiak (5 saves, 1987). There is a four-way tie for ninth place with six saves.
Junior catcher Cole Martin, who is hitting .167 (14-for-84), was 2-for-3 with two doubles and a walk. Martin is 6-for-13 (.462) with four doubles and a homer in his last five games.
Senior captain CF Patrick Biondi, who is hitting .400 (26-for-65) went 2-for-4 on his return to the starting lineup with two singles, two stolen bases and a run scored.
Biondi's seventh-inning single, extended his 2013 hitting streak to 16 games and his overall streak to 23 games over the past two seasons. Biondi has hits in 34 of his last 36 games.
Biondi has eight multi-hit games this season and 65 in his U-M career.
With two stolen bases, Biondi has eight for the season as he pushed his all-time U-M stolen base record total to 96 stolen bases.
Biondi scored one run, giving him 19 runs scored in 2013 to push his career total to 168 runs scored as he moved into sixth place on Michigan's career runs scored list. 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.
Sophomore LHP Trent Szkutnik (3-4, 3.95 ERA) pitched seven innings in his Big Ten start to collect his third win of the season. He allowed eight hits and three runs in the 6-3 victory.
Szkutnik recorded three strikeouts to take the team lead with 28 Ks in his 41 innings of work in his nine appearances and that includes six starts. Szkutnik moved his U-M career record to 5-7.
Sophomore LF Zach Zott, who is hitting .328 (21-for-64), was 0-for-4 with a ninth-inning sac fly that provided U-M's final run as his career-best hitting streak was snapped at nine games.
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