Postgame Notes: Michigan 17, Illinois 9

April 12, 2014

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• Michigan set season highs in runs (17) and hits (23) in today's win over Illinois.

• The last time the Maize and Blue had 23 hits in a game was on May 18, 2013, in a 19-9 win over Nebraska.

Jacob Cronenworth homered twice for the Maize and Blue. That feat had not been done since Coley Crank did it at Iowa on May 4, 2012.

• Cronenworth now has four career home runs for Michigan. It was his first round tripper since March 10, 2013, against Holy Cross.

Carmen Benedetti had three doubles in the Illinois win. The last Wolverine to accomplish that in a game was Alex Lakatos against Bowling Green on April 12, 2011.

Johnny Slater set a career high with four hits in the Illinois win.

Cole Martin tied a career high with four hits in a game. Martin had four at Nebraska on May 18, 2013.

• Michigan moved its batting average up 10 points (.239 to .249) in the 17-9 win over Illinois.

Jackson Glines recorded his 11th multi-hit game of the season. Glines went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI in the win.

Travis Maezes extended his hitting streak to eight games after his first inning single in the win over Illinois.

Eric Jacobson was the only U-M hitter to not record a hit, but had three RBI on a squeeze bunt in the first and two sacrifice flies in the fourth and ninth innings.

Jackson Lamb made his first appearance on the mound for the Maize and Blue. He had a 1-2-3 ninth inning in the victory.

Kyle Jusick scored a career high four runs in the Illinois win. He joins Cronenworth with four runs scored, which is a season high for a Wolverine in 2014.

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