May 1, 2010
Michigan (26-15, 8-6 Big Ten) dropped into a three-way tie for first place with the 3-2 loss. U-M, OSU and Northwestern are tied at 8-6, with four teams tied for fourth at 7-7.
Prior to Saturday's game, former Wolverine shortstop Barry Larkin had his No. 16 jersey retired. Former U-M player and coach Don Lund was the lone member of the Wolverine six-man retired baseball number club on hand.
Larkin's coach Bud Middaugh was at the game along with former U-M teammates Rich Bair, Casey Close, Dan Disher, Hal Morris, Chuck Froning, Scott Kamieniecki, Greg Everson, Jeff Jacobson, Chris Gust, Ken Hayward, Derek Kerr, Paul Wenson, Kourtney Thompson, Kevin Gilles and Dan Sygar. Ed Hood, captain of the 1962 NCAA championship team, was there as was former Larkin era assistant coach Terry Hunter and his son Scot, who served as a batboy in the early 1980s.
Sophomore C/DH Coley Crank, who is hitting .356 (57-for-160), was 2-for-4 with a pair of singles. Crank has 19 multi-hit games this season and 22 for his U-M career.
Senior C Chris Berset, who is hitting .400 (62-for-155) to lead the Wolverines in overall action, was 2-for-4 with a pair of singles.
Berset leads the Wolverines with 24 multi-hit games this season and has 47 in his U-M career.
Junior RHP Tyler Burgoon (6-2, 3.16 ERA, seven saves) took the loss Saturday, working the final 3.2 innings and allowing one run on three hits.
Burgoon, who leads the Wolverines with 61 strikeouts, had seven strikeouts to match his season best K total
Junior OF Ryan LaMarre, who entered the weekend with a .500 batting average, collected his first hit of the weekend with two outs in the eighth inning. The RBI single tied the game at 2-2 and sent it into extra innings.
LaMarre, who has hits in 20 of his last 22 games, is hitting .461 (35-for-76).