Postgame Notes: Michigan 3, Penn State 2

April 13, 2013

Recap |  Box Score

• Saturday's win over Penn State is the eighth straight win for the Wolverines, the best streak since a nine-gamer in 2010.

• Freshman SS Travis Maezes, who is hitting .295 (38-for-129), was 3-for-4 with three singles and his 10th stolen base of the season for his ninth multi-hit game of the season.

• Maezes, who is hitting .424 (14-for-33) in Big Ten play, shares the team lead with three three-hit games.

• Freshman LHP Evan Hill (6-1, 1.89 ERA) pitched 5.1 innings, allowing five hits and two runs and collecting his sixth win of the season. Hill, who fanned two but walked five, left the game with a 3-2 lead in the sixth inning and the score remained the same.

• Hill had two strikeouts to push his total to 32 in a team-leading total of 57 innings pitched in his nine starts.

• Hill is 3-0 with a 1.33 ERA in conference-only action with wins over Minnesota, Michigan State and Penn State.

• Junior catcher Cole Martin, who is hitting .206 (21-for-102), was 1-for-4 with a run-scoring single in the second inning to give the Wolverines a 1-0 lead. The hit provided the game-winning RBI, his second of the season and career.

• Sophomore LF Zach Zott, who is hitting .325 (27-for-83), was 1-for-3 with a run-scoring double. Zott, who is hitting .414 (12-for-29) in Big Ten play, has hits in 13 of his last 14 games.

• Freshman 2B/RHP Jacob Cronenworth, who is hitting .331 (40-for-121), was 1-for-3 with a double, a HBP and he scored the winning run.

• Cronenworth, who leads the team with 23 RBI, has hits in 17 of his last 18 games, and he has reached base in 18 consecutive games.

• Cronenworth (0-1, 1.06 ERA, six saves) worked a scoreless ninth inning with a HBP and one strikeout to record his team-leading sixth save of the year.

• Cronenworth has 16 strikeouts in his 17 innings of work in 12 appearances in relief this season.

• Cronenworth's sixth save pulls him into a five-way tie for ninth place on Michigan's single-season save list. John Arvai (7 saves, 1996) and Tim Karazim (7 saves, 1983) are tied for seventh place on the U-M single-season saves list. Bobby Korecky (7 saves, 1999-2002) and Ken Hayward (7 saves, 1982-85) are tied for 13th on U-M's career saves list.

• Junior OF Michael O'Neill, who is hitting .355 (50-for-141), was 1-for-4 with his team-leading 13th double of the season. The double is the 33rd of his career as a Wolverine, and it was his 170th career hit.

• O'Neill has hits in 27 of the 33 games this season and in 31 of his last 37 games in the past two seasons.

• Freshman 1B Jack Sexton, who is hitting .223 (21-for-94), was 1-for-2 with a run-scoring double and a walk. He has two doubles this season.

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