U-M Beaten by Big Fourth Inning in Series Opener with Nebraska

April 25, 2014

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Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Wilpon Complex)
Score: Nebraska 6, Michigan 4
Records: U-M (18-23-1, 8-8 Big Ten), NEB (27-16, 9-4 Big Ten)
Next U-M Event: Saturday, April 26 - vs. Nebraska (Wilpon Complex), 2 p.m.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan baseball team gave up six runs in the fourth inning and a ninth-inning rally fell short in a 6-4 loss to Nebraska Friday night (April 25) at the Wilpon Complex, home of Ray Fisher Stadium.

The Wolverines took a 1-0 lead in the second. Senior/junior Kendall Patrick (Mitchell, S.D./Blackhawk College) walked to open the frame. He went to third on a double to the left from freshman Jackson Lamb (Temperance, Mich./Bedford). After freshman Johnny Slater (Southfield, Mich./Southfield Lathrup) walked, freshman Trey Miller (Lexington, Ky./Lexington Catholic) was hit by a pitch to bring across Michigan's first run of the day. Michigan still had the bases loaded and no one out in the second, but two strikeouts and a flyout ended the threat.

The Cornhuskers plated six runs in the fourth off six hits. The big hit was a bases-clearing double from Michael Pritchard with two out. Pat Kelly also had a run-scoring double to bring in Pritchard.

Michigan put up a three-spot in the ninth. Lamb led off with a single and moved to third on Slater's double. A Miller groundout plated the first run. Sophomore Travis Maezes (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer) walked and sophomore Jacob Cronenworth (St. Clair, Mich./St. Clair) brought in the second run on a groundout. Junior Jackson Glines (Coarsegold, Calif./Fresno City College) singled to left to score Maezes, but a fielder's choice ended the game.

Lamb was 3-for-4 with a run scored, while Maezes and Glines had a pair of hits apiece. Sophomore Evan Hill (Mt. Pleasant, Mich./Mt. Pleasant) took the loss for U-M. He allowed six runs and eight hits with three strikeouts and four walks in four innings. Freshman Keith Lehmann (Western Springs, Ill./Lyons Township) pitched five innings of relief for the Wolverines. He did not allow a run and struck out five Huskers.

Michigan and Nebraska continue the three-game series on Saturday (April 23) at 2 p.m. at the Wilpon Complex, home of Ray Fisher Stadium. The first 200 fans will receive a Michigan mini-baseball. Saturday also is the second Little League Day and following the conclusion of the game fans will have the opportunity to play catch on the Ray Fisher Stadium Field. [ Promotions ]

Contact: Kent Reichert

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