Postgame Notes: Michigan 6, Purdue 5 (10 innings)

April 10, 2011

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• After two weekends, Michigan (2-4) is tied for seventh in the Big Ten with Iowa, Minnesota and Northwestern.

• Senior/junior 1B Garrett Stephens, who is hitting .250 (25-for-100), was 2-for-5 with his team-leading second homer of the season, snapping the 5-5 tie in the 10th inning in a game that he extended his hitting streak to five games. The homer provided Stephens with his first career game-winning run batted in as a Wolverine.

• Stephens, who has four of his five career multi-hit games this season, has two of his four career homers in the 10th inning in games in Indiana with a grand slam to cap off a 16-10 win at IU in 2010 and Sunday's 'gamer' at Purdue.

• Freshman RHP/DH Alex Lakatos (2-1, 4.98 earned-run average, one save) pitched 3.2 shutout innings, allowing three hits to earn his team-leading second win of the season. The Michigan defense turned three double plays behind Lakatos, closing out the seventh, eighth and ninth innings.

• Lakatos, who started Sunday's game in leftfield and is hitting .291 (16-for-55), was 0-for-5 with a run scored as his career-best hitting streak was snapped at six games.

• Sophomore CF Patrick Biondi, who is hitting .298 (36-for-121), was 3-for-4 with two walks and two stolen bases as he reached base five times. He was 7-for-13 (.538) for the weekend at Purdue with a pair of three-hit games, five stolen bases as he reached base 11 times.

• Biondi led off the first inning Sunday with a single and he scored on a single by Michael O'Neill. Biondi has scored in the first inning as the leadoff batter five times this season, four times in Big Ten play and 26 times in his U-M career.

• Biondi's three-hit game Sunday is his third of the season and 10th of his U-M career. He leads the team with 11 multi-hit games this season with 32 career multi-hit games.

• Biondi, who leads the team with 16 stolen bases, has 45 career steals, which rank in a tie with Bill St. Peter (45 stolen bases, 1986-88) for sixth on U-M's all-time list. With his 45 career stolen bases, including 29 in 2010, Biondi tied and then moved ahead of the three-way log jam for eighth on U-M's career steals list that includes current Major Leaguer Chris Getz (44, 2004-05), former Major League MVP Barry Larkin (44, 1983-85) and All-American OF Mike Watters (44, 1983-85).

• Freshman RF Michael O'Neill, who is hitting .304 (35-for-115), was 1-for-4 with a walk and his team-leading 14th RBI. O'Neill has hits in 25 of his 29 games this season.

• Junior/sophomore 2B/OF Kevin Krantz, who is hitting .217 (18-for-83), was 2-for-5 with a two-out, two-run double in the four-run eighth-inning rally. Krantz has six doubles and 12 runs batted in while usually hitting eighth or ninth in the U-M lineup. Krantz has four multi-hit games this season and five career multi-hit games as a Wolverine.

• Junior catcher/DH Coley Crank, who is hitting .255 (26-for-102), was 2-for-5 with his team-leading 11th double of the season. Crank has hits in nine of his last 10 games. Crank has seven multi-hit games this season and 33 for his Michigan career.

• Crank leads the team with 11 doubles and he has 30 career doubles. Crank has 12 extra-base hits (11 doubles and a homer) among his 26 hits this year.

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