May 7, 2014
Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Wilpon Complex)
Score: Michigan 7, Oakland 4
Records: U-M (24-25-1), Oakland (8-29)
Next U-M Event: Friday, May 9 -- vs. Ohio State (Wilpon Complex), 6 p.m. [ Tickets ]
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Sophomore/freshman Cam Wysocki (Ada, Mich./Forest Hills Northern) threw five scoreless innings of relief, and freshman Carmen Benedetti (Grosse Pointe, Mich./South) drove in four runs, including a two-run blast in the sixth, as the University of Michigan baseball team defeated Oakland, 7-4, Wednesday afternoon (May 7) at the Wilpon Complex, home of Ray Fisher Stadium.
Oakland put up three runs in the top of the first off fifth-year senior Logan McAnallen (DeWitt, Mich./DeWitt). Robby Enslen homered to right field for the Golden Grizzlies' first run. Mike Brousseau and Zach Sterry followed with a single and double, respectively, and both scored on a triple from Jared Theisen. Michigan answered with a run in the bottom of the first as junior Jackson Glines (Coarsegold, Calif./Fresno City College) and Benedetti traded places on second base with back-to-back doubles.
The Wolverines took the lead for good with a three-spot in the second. Junior Kyle Jusick (Portage, Mich./Portage Central) walked and moved to second on junior Eric Jacobson's (Chicago, Ill./St. Ignatius) sacrifice bunt. Freshman Hector Gutierrez (Detroit, Mich./Western International) singled to put runners on the corners, and sophomore Jacob Cronenworth (St. Clair, Mich./St. Clair) brought in a run with a double to right. After a Glines hit-by-pitch loaded the bases, Benedetti brought in the tying run with a sacrifice fly to center. Michigan then took the 4-3 lead on a wild pitch that plated Cronenworth.
The Maize and Blue added insurance in the sixth. Cronenworth walked, stole second and third and scored on Glines' double. Then after a 1:08 rain delay, Benedetti crushed a two-run home run to right field, giving U-M a 7-3 lead.
Wysocki gave up just two hits in his five-inning outing, earning his first career win in a Michigan uniform. At the plate, Benedetti joined Cronenworth and Glines with two hits apiece while setting a career high in runs batted in.
Michigan opens a three-game series with Ohio State on Friday night (May 9) at 6 p.m. at the Wilpon Complex, home of Ray Fisher Stadium. Friday's game will be a Maize Out along with the third Kids Go Blue Day of the season. [ Promotions ]
Contact: Kent Reichert