April 14, 2010
Michigan (20-11) used a five-run sixth inning and added two runs in the eighth for an 8-5 comeback win.
Michigan's win was the 20th win of the season in the 31st game of 2010. It marks the 36th consecutive season for the Wolverines to have 20 wins or more dating back to an 18-14-1 season in 1974.
Senior OF/3B Mike Kittle, who is hitting .340 (17-for-50), was 2-for-3 with a walk, his first career home run and three runs batted in. Kittle's run-scoring single in the sixth inning snapped a 4-4 tie and proved to be his first career game-winning RBI. Kittle's two-run homer provided insurance in the eighth inning. He has six of his seven career multi-hit games this season.
Senior/junior 2B Anthony Toth, who is hitting .323 (40-for-124), was 2-for-3 with a double and his first career home run. Toth gave U-M a 1-0 lead with a run-scoring double in the first inning and his long homer to left-centerfield sparked the five-run sixth-inning rally. Toth has 13 multi-hit games this season and 32 in his U-M career.
Junior RHP Tyler Burgoon (4-1, 3.57 ERA, six saves) worked two scoreless innings and struck out the side in the ninth inning to record his team-leading sixth save of the season.
Burgoon is 2-0 with all six of his saves in his last eight appearances and has nine straight scoreless relief outings covering 18.0 innings. Burgoon is in a five-way tie for eighth place on U-M's single-season saves list.
Burgoon's save is the 15th of his career, pulling him into a tie for third on U-M's career saves list with Tyler Steketee (15 saves, 1995-98) and Greg Everson (15 saves, 1985-87). Burgoon is 10-3 with 15 saves in 52 pitching appearances in his U-M career.
Senior catcher Chris Berset was 2-for-4 with a double, extending his career-best hitting streak to a team-best 16 games with his fourth-inning single.
Berset, who is hitting .405 (47-for-116), has 10 multi-hit games in his 16-game hit streak. Berset leads the team with 18 multi-hit games this season and has 41 for his U-M career.
Senior RF Nick Urban was 1-for-3 with a double and two runs scored. Urban has collected assists from rightfield in three straight games -- vs. Purdue in the third inning Sunday (Apr. 11), in the second inning Tuesday (Apr. 13) vs. Toledo, and in the second inning Wednesday vs. Bowling Green.
Junior OF Ryan LaMarre, who is hitting .500 (17-for-34), was 1-for-3. He extended his hitting streak to 12 games, which includes the final three games of 2009 and all nine of his starts this season.
Freshman OF Patrick Biondi, who is hitting .379 (47-for-124), was 0-for-3, but he walked to lead off the first inning, stole second base and scored on Anthony Toth's first-inning double. Biondi, who leads the Wolverines with 41 runs scored this season, has scored leading off U-M's first inning 13 times in U-M's 31 games in 2010.
Biondi collected his 22nd stolen base of the season in the first inning, moving him in into a tie for eighth place on U-M's single-season stolen base list with Brad Roblin (22 steals, 2007).
Junior RHP Kolby Wood (2-0, 5.40 ERA), the second of four Wolverine pitchers, worked 2.2 innings and allowed three hits and one run to record his second win of the season. Wood is 4-1 for his career as a Wolverine.