Michigan Upends Purdue With Early Runs to Even Three-Game Set

April 10, 2010

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Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Wilpon Baseball Complex)
Score: Michigan 6, Purdue 4
Records: U-M (17-11, 3-2 Big Ten), Purdue (15-13, 2-3 Big Ten)
Attendance: 1,642
Next U-M Event: Saturday, April 11 -- vs. Purdue (Wilpon Baseball Complex), Noon (TV: Big Ten Network, live)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan baseball team scored one in the first and four in the second on its way to a 6-4 win over Purdue on Saturday afternoon (April 10) under sunny skies at the Wilpon Baseball Complex, home of historic Ray Fisher Stadium.

Junior centerfielder Ryan LaMarre (Jackson, Mich./Lumen Christi) led Michigan with three hits, including a double, and senior/junior second baseman Anthony Toth (Lorain, Ohio/St. Ignatius) scored twice on two hits.

Sophomore/freshman pitcher Bobby Brosnahan (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer) earned his fourth win of the season, going 6.2 innings and striking out six batters. Junior pitcher Tyler Burgoon (Defiance, Ohio/Defiance) picked up his fourth save of the season, striking out three over 2.1 innings of work.

The Wolverines jumped on the board in the bottom half of the first. Toth reached base on four balls and eventually scored on a groundball by sophomore designated hitter Coley Crank (Pinole, Calif./Pinole Valley). The bats stayed alive in the second inning, as senior rightfielder Nick Urban (Whitehall, Mich./Whitehall) led off the inning with a double to rightfield corner. Sophomore third baseman John Lorenz (Frankfurt, Ill./Lincoln-Way East) doubled on a drive to left centerfield to plate Urban for the second run of the game. Toth took advantage of a hit-and-run, driving a single through a vacated left side to drive in a run and LaMarre followed with his own single to put the Wolverines by a 5-0 tally.

The Boilermakers scored two in the fourth, but before they could add to the damage, Brosnahan came up big with a 3-2 swinging strikeout that left Purdue with runners on second and third. Michigan came out swinging in the bottom half of the frame as LaMarre led off with a double to right. Senior catcher Chris Berset (Vienna, Va./Heights School) followed with a hard hit straight up the middle that drove in LaMarre from second.

Purdue added two more in the top of the seventh to come within two of Michigan at 6-4. Burgoon entered the game with a runner standing on third, two down and a 2-0 count before punching out the Boilermaker batter just before the stretch.

The Wolverines wrap up the series with Purdue on Sunday (April 11) at noon inside the Wilpon Baseball Complex. The contest will be covered live on the Big Ten Network.

Contact: Ryan Sosin (734) 763-4423

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