Postgame Notes: Purdue 8, Michigan 0

April 8, 2011

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• Michigan's 7-20 start is the slowest since the 1993 Wolverine squad opened the year 7-24.

• Michigan head coach Rich Maloney had his record in Big Ten road opener's drop to 5-4 in his nine seasons with the Wolverines.

• Michigan has been shut out twice in 2011, both by 8-0 scores, with the first at Sam Houston State on Mar. 6.

• Sophomore CF Patrick Biondi, who is hitting .283 (32-for-113), was 3-for-5 with a triple and two stolen bases. Biondi led off the first inning with a single, stole second and third base and he tripled with two outs in the fifth inning as he was the only Wolverine to reach third base in the game.

• Biondi's three-hit game was his second of the season and ninth of his U-M career. He leads the team with 10 multi-hit games this season with 31 career multi-hit games.

• Biondi, who ranks second on the team with 13 stolen bases, snapped his tie for 10th place on Michigan's career stolen base list at 40 steals with Steve Buerkel (40, 1989-92). With 42 career stolen bases, including 29 in 2010, Biondi is two steals shy of a three-way tie for seventh on U-M's career steals list with current Major Leaguer Chris Getz (44, 2004-05), former Major League MVP Barry Larkin (44, 1983-85) and All-American Mike Watters (44, 1983-85).

• Freshman OF/RHP Alex Lakatos, who is hitting .325 (15-for-46), was 1-for-4 as the starting DH with a sixth-inning single to extend his career-best hitting streak to six games.

• Senior/junior 1B Garrett Stephens, who is hitting .237 (22-for-93), was 1-for-3 and he reached base twice. His second-inning single extended his current hit streak to three games.

• Freshman RF Michael O'Neill, who is hitting .299 (32-for-107), was 0-for-4, but he collected his team-leading 14th stolen base after reaching base on a first-inning throwing error. O'Neill has hits in 23 of his 27 games this season.

• Junior catcher/DH Coley Crank, who is hitting .247 (23-for-93) was 0-for-4 as he had his hitting streak snapped at seven games.

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