April 13, 2012
Senior RHP Brandon Sinnery (3-3, 3.96 ERA) allowed three runs, just two earned, on 10 hits with six strikeouts while pitching his second complete game victory of the season. Sinnery has allowed two earned runs in 17.1 innings in back-to-back Big Ten wins over Michigan State and Penn State the past two Friday's.
Sinnery, who has 11 career wins as a Wolverine, shares the team lead in pitching starts (9) and strikeouts (34) with RHP Ben Ballantine. Sinnery has four career complete games as a Wolverine.
Sophomore 1B Brett Winger, who is hitting .283 (34-for-120), was 3-for-5 with three singles and one RBI. Winger's two-out run-scoring single in the fifth inning snapped a 2-2 tie and proved to be his team-leading fourth game-winning RBI of the season and his career.
Winger's three-hit effort was his eighth multi-hit game of the season and his 12th career multi-hit game. It was his second three-hit game as a Wolverine and they have come in back-to-back Big Ten games, vs. MSU and PSU.
Freshman SS Dylan Delaney, who is hitting .214 (25-for-117), was 2-for-4 with two singles, a walk, a stolen base and one RBI while hitting third in the lineup for the first time in his career. Delaney, who is fourth on the team with five stolen bases, has six multi-hit games this season.
Junior/sophomore LF/1B Kevin Krantz, who is hitting .107 (3-for-28), was 1-for-3 with two walks and two RBI while making his first start of the season in left field.
Junior co-captain CF/2B Patrick Biondi, who is hitting .316 (42-for-133), was 1-for-3 with a pair of walks, two stolen bases and a run scored.
Biondi, who leads the Wolverines with 23 stolen bases, collected career steals 78 and 79. Biondi ranks second on U-M's career stolen base list, chasing the team record of 90 stolen bases set by CF Eric Rose (2004-07).
Senior catcher/1B/DH Coley Crank, who is hitting .208 (25-for-120), was 0-for-4 with a sac fly that tied the game 2-2 in the fifth inning.
Crank leads the Wolverines with 28 RBI this season and he has 136 RBI in 179 games in his U-M career.
Junior/sophomore 2B/3B John DiLaura, who is hitting .324 (24-for-74), was 1-for-4 with a run-scoring single in the eighth inning.