Postgame Notes: Michigan 11, Iowa 0

May 5, 2012

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• The shutout win was the second for the Wolverines this season as Michigan blanked Michigan State 4-0 on April 6 in Fisher Stadium. It was the first U-M shutout away from Fisher Stadium since a 20-0 win over Fordham on March 20, 2010, in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

• Senior RHP Brandon Sinnery (4-4, 3.74 ERA) pitched a complete-game six-hit shutout. Sinnery matched his season-high total of eight strikeouts, getting the eighth to close out the win with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning.

• Sinnery has allowed three earned runs in 34 innings for a 0.79 ERA in his last four series-opening starts in Big Ten action, including back-to-back wins over Michigan State and Penn State, a no-decision vs. Northwestern and the win at Iowa.

• Sinnery, who has 12 career wins as a Wolverine, leads the Wolverines in wins (4), strikeouts (53) and innings pitched (84.1).

• Sinnery has five career complete games as a Wolverine and two complete-game shutouts, with the other a four-hitter with nine strikeouts vs. Illinois on April 17, 2011.

• Sophomore RF Michael O'Neill, who made his first start after missing 15 games due to injury, is hitting .333 (40-for-120) after going 3-for-5 with three runs scored, one RBI and one stolen base.

• O'Neill, who has hits in 66 of his 85 games as a Wolverine, ranks seventh on U-M's career stolen-base list with 46. O'Neill has 13 multi-hit games this season and he has 29 career multi-hit games.

• Senior catcher/1B/DH/LF Coley Crank, who is hitting .255 (39-for-153), was 3-for-3 with two homers, two walks and a season-high five RBI. It was Crank's second two-homer game of the season as he had two vs. Chicago State on March 3. The previous two-homer game had been Crank vs. Ball State on May 18, 2010.

• Crank, who leads the team with 38 RBI, has 146 career RBI in 190 games. Crank has nine multi-hit games this season and 47 for his U-M career. He has 13 career three-hit games.

• Crank pulled into third place on Michigan's career home run list at 34, snapping his pre-game tie for fifth place with Jim Paciorek (32 homers, 1979-82) and tying and passing Phil Price (33 homers, 1987-90) and Ken Hayward (33, 1982-85), who are now tied for fourth place.

• Sophomore 1B Brett Winger, who is hitting .302 (49-for-162), was 2-for-5. His first-inning RBI single gave U-M a 1-0 lead and proved to be his team-leading fifth game-winning RBI of the season.

• Winger, who leads Michigan with a .365 (23-for-63) average in Big Ten play, has 14 multi-hit games this season, and he has 18 in 70 games in his U-M career.

• Freshman LF Kevin White, who is hitting .212 (14-for-66), was 2-for-5 with his third homer in the last three games.

• White, who extended his career personal-best hitting streak to seven games with a second-inning home run, has four multi-hit games as a Wolverine.

• Junior co-captain CF Patrick Biondi, who is hitting .309 (54-for-175) to lead the team, was 1-for-6 with two runs scored and two stolen bases. Biondi has hits in eight of his last nine games.

• Biondi, who leads the team in hits (54), runs scored (39), stolen bases (28) and multi-hit games (16), has 55 career multi-hit games and 146 runs scored in 156 games in his career as a Wolverine.

• Biondi, who leads the Wolverines with 28 stolen bases, collected career steals 83 and 84 in the second inning. Biondi ranks second on U-M's career stolen base list as he is six shy of the U-M record of 90 stolen bases held by CF Eric Rose (2004-07).

• Junior/sophomore 2B/DH John DiLaura, who is hitting .297 (33-for-111), was 1-for-3 with a run-scoring single and a walk. DiLaura has reached base in his last 15 games for a personal season and career best.

• Senior co-captain 3B John Lorenz, who is hitting .257 (44-for-171), was 2-for-4 with a walk and two RBI as he extended his hitting streak to a season-long seven games.

• Lorenz has 12 multi-hit games this season and 49 in his career, covering 204 games.

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