April 21, 2010
Michigan swept the home-and-home series with the Irish after taking the game Tuesday (April 20), 3-2, in Ann Arbor.
The Fighting Irish celebrated the anniversary of the first game in program history which came on April 21, 1892. On that day, the Wolverines came to South Bend and lost 6-4.
Senior C Chris Berset's went 3-for-4 to extend his career-best hitting streak to a team-long 21 games. Berset's hitting streak is the best for a Wolverine since Eric Rose had a 28-game streak on 2007.
Berset, who has 14 multi-hit games in his 21-game hit streak, leads the team with 22 multi-hit games this season and has 45 in his U-M career.
Sophomore 3B John Lorenz drew a career high four walks. It is the most by a Wolverine since Ryan LaMarre was issued four free passes by Illinois on April 10, 2009.
Sophomore DH/C Coley Crank's run-scoring single in the first-inning gave U-M a 1-0 lead and proved to be his team-leading fifth game-winning RBI of the season.
Crank went 2-for-4 for his 15th multi-hit game of the season.
Freshman OF Patrick Biondi collected his 24th stolen base of the season in the sixth inning Wednesday. Biondi ranks eighth on U-M's single-season stolen base list, one shy of Steve Finken (1986-88) is seventh with 25 steals set in 1988.
Junior OF Ryan LaMarre was 2-for-5, giving him hits in 16 of his last 17 starts. He has nine multi-hit games this season and 39 in his U-M career.
Senior 1B Mike Dufek's two-run triple was the first of his career.
Senior/junior SS Anthony Toth, making his first start of the season at shortstop, went 2-for-5 for his 14th multi-hit game this season and 33rd of his U-M career.
Sophomore/freshman P Matt Broder struck out the side in the eighth inning for the first three strikeouts of his U-M career.