April 27, 2012
Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Wilpon Complex)
Score: Indiana 8, Michigan 1
Records: U-M (17-25, 4-9 Big Ten), IU (20-23, 7-6 Big Ten)
Next U-M Event: Saturday, April 28 -- vs. Indiana (Wilpon Complex), 6:05 p.m.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan baseball team fell to Indiana, 8-1, in the opener of the three-game set Friday night (April 27) at the Wilpon Complex, home of Ray Fisher Stadium.
Indiana scored seven of its eight runs in the first three innings of play. The Hoosiers put up three runs in the first. Justin Cureton walked, went to third on Kyle Schwarber's single and scored on a sacrifice fly from Sam Travis. Dillon Dooney then doubled in Schwarber and an infield single from Dustin DeMuth made it 3-0. Schwarber hit a two-run home run in the second to make it 5-0.
Michigan scored its run in the bottom of the second. Senior John Lorenz (Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln-Way East) opened the inning with a single to left. Lorenz moved up on a passed ball and scored on a single from freshman Eric Jacobson (Chicago, Ill./St. Ignatius).
Chris Sujka plated a pair of runs in the third with a single up the middle. Indiana wrapped up the scoring with a run in the top of the seventh on a groundout to short by Michael Basil that scored Schwarber.
Senior Brandon Sinnery (Worcester, Mass./Worcester Academy) took the loss for the Maize and Blue. He gave up seven runs and 10 hits with three strikeouts in six innings of work. Joey DeNato struck out 12 and allowed just five hits and no earned runs in eight innings to earn his seventh win of the season. Indiana struck out 14 Wolverines in the contest.
Lorenz and Jacobson had two hits apiece for Michigan. Schwarber was a perfect 4-for-4 with two runs batted in and three runs scored.
Michigan and Indiana continue the three-game series, weather permitting, this Saturday night (April 28) at 6:05 p.m. at the Wilpon Complex, home of Ray Fisher Stadium. Check MGoBlue.com for any weather updates during the day.
Contact: Kent Reichert (734) 763-4423