April 14, 2013
Sunday's win over Penn State is the ninth straight win for the Wolverines -- the best since a nine-game winning streak in 2010 (March 19 - April 3). The Wolverines had a 16-game win streak in 2008.
Michigan's back-to-back Big Ten sweeps of Michigan State and Penn State the past two weekends mark the first consecutive Wolverine conference sweeps since 2008 when U-M swept Iowa (four games, March 29-30, Penn State (four games, April 4-6), Illinois (four games, April 11-13) and Michigan State (four games, April 18-20).
Freshman SS Travis Maezes, who is hitting .308 (41-for-133), was 3-for-4 with three singles, four runs scored and his 11th stolen base of the season for his 10th multi-hit game of the season.
Maezes, who is hitting .459 (17-for-37) in Big Ten play, shares the team lead with four three-hit games.
Freshman 2B/RHP Jacob Cronenworth, who is hitting .339 (42-for-124), was 2-for-3 with two singles, two walks and three RBI.
Cronenworth, who leads the team with 26 RBI, has 10 multi-hit games this season.
Cronenworth has hits in 18 of his last 19 games, and he has reached base in 19 consecutive games.
Junior OF Michael O'Neill, who is hitting .368 (53-for-144), was 3-for-3 with three singles, two RBI, two stolen bases, a walk, a HBP and a run scored.
O'Neill's third inning RBI-single snapped a 1-1 tie and proved to be his fourth game-winning RBI of the season. He shares the season gamer lead at four with sophomore OF Kyle Jusick. O'Neill is Michigan's active career leader with 10 gamers.
O'Neill leads the team with a personal season-best 19 multi-hit games in 2013, and he has 51 career multiple-hit games.
O'Neill has hits in 28 of the 34 games this season and in 32 of his last 38 games dating back to last season.
O'Neill's two stolen bases give him a team-leading total of 15 for the season, and he ranks fifth on Michigan's career stolen base list with 64, one shy of Steve Finken (1986-88), who is fourth on the list with 65 steals. Jim Durham (74 steals, 1986-89) is third on the list.
Sophomore RHP Matt Ogden (5-0, 1.93 ERA, one save) pitched six scoreless innings in relief, allowing three hits as he recorded his fifth win of the season and second of the weekend. He had two wins and a save (vs. Notre Dame) to account for three of U-M's four wins during the week.
Ogden (8-4) has eight career wins in his 12 decisions in 32 career appearances (two starts) as a Wolverine.
Freshman 1B Jack Sexton, who is hitting .237 (23-for-97), was 2-for-3 with a double, a single and two walks. He has six multi-hit games and three doubles this season.