April 18, 2012
Junior co-captain CF/2B Patrick Biondi, who is hitting .315 (45-for-143), was 2-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base and both runs scored.
Biondi leads the team in hits (45), runs scored (34) and multi-hit games (13). He has 52 career multi-hit games as a Wolverine.
Biondi, who leads the Wolverines with 24 stolen bases, collected career steal 80. Biondi ranks second on U-M's career stolen base list. The record is 90 stolen bases set by CF Eric Rose (2004-07).
Biondi led off the U-M first inning with a single, advanced to third base on a single and a stolen base, and scored on a Brett Winger infield grounder. Biondi has scored in the first inning as Michigan's leadoff batter 42 times in his Wolverine career (21 times in 2010, 12 times in 2011 and nine times so far in 2012).
Junior/sophomore 2B/DH John DiLaura, who is hitting .325 (27-for-83), was 2-for-4 with two singles. DiLaura has nine multi-hit games this season and 13 for his career.
Freshman OF Donnie Eaton, who is hitting .333 (1-for-3), became the sixth Wolverine to collect his first career hit in 2012 when he singled in the ninth inning.
Senior catcher/1B/DH/LF Coley Crank, who is hitting .221 (29-for-131), was 1-for-3 with a walk in his first leftfield start of the season. Crank is the lone Wolverine to have started games at four different positions in 2012.
Crank lined into a triple play in the third inning, with his drive to third caught by Ben Magsig for the first out. Magsig then tagged Patrick Biondi, who was attempting to steal third, for the second out and followed with a throw to 1B Sam Ott to triple off DH John DiLaura for the third out. It was the first triple play at Fisher Stadium since the Wolverines turned the trick vs. Indiana on May 2, 1987, and it was the first time the Wolverines had hit into a triple play since Feb. 22, 1995, at Rollins College in Florida.
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