Postgame Notes: Minnesota 11, Michigan 10


May 7, 2011

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• With Saturday's loss to Minnesota, Michigan dropped from a three-way tie for eighth place to a tie for ninth with Iowa at 6-11. Indiana and Northwestern are tied for seventh at 7-10 while Penn State is sixth at 8-9.

• With two losses in the series with Minnesota, the Wolverines have dropped their fourth series of the season compared to series wins over Illinois and Iowa.

• Freshman RF Michael O'Neill, who is hitting .302 (55-for-182) to lead the team, was 4-for-5 with a double and three runs batted in in his second start in the leadoff position in the lineup.

• O'Neill, who shares the team with 25 RBI with Coley Crank, has hits in 37 of his 45 games this season and he is second on the team with 13 multi-hit games. He has a pair of four-hit games to lead the Wolverines.

• Sophomore SS Derek Dennis, who is hitting .246 (29-for-118), was 3-for-3 with a walk and three runs scored.

• Dennis has nine multi-hit games in 2011 and 22 career multi-hit games. He leads the team with five three-hit games this season and he has seven in two seasons.

• Sophomore CF Patrick Biondi, who is hitting .285 (55-for-182), was 2-for-5 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored in his debut in the second spot in the batting order. Biondi has scored 100 runs in 102 games in his Wolverine career.

• Biondi's two-hit game was his team-leading 14th multi-hit game of the season and he has 35 career multi-hit games.

• Freshman 1B Brett Winger, who is hitting .282 (11-for-39), was 2-for-5 with two singles and one RBI while batting fourth in the lineup for the first time in his U-M career. Winger has a career-best three-game hitting streak and he has three multi-hit games.

• Junior/sophomore IF/OF Kevin Krantz, who is hitting .222 (30-for-135), was 1-for-4 with a two-run single in the six-run ninth-inning rally. Krantz leads the Wolverines with six multi-RBI games and he is third on the team with 21 RBI.

• Junior 3B John Lorenz, who is hitting .237 (41-for-173) for the season, was 1-for-5 with a two-run single in the six-run ninth-inning rally. Lorenz is fourth on the team with 20 RBI.

• Freshman OF Adam Robinson was 1-for-4 while making the fourth start of the season and his third-inning single was the first hit of his Wolverine career.

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