White's Homer, Strong Pitching Lift U-M to Victory over Rockets
Kyle Clark

May 8, 2013

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Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Wilpon Complex)
Score: Michigan 7, Toledo 0
Records: U-M (25-22), UT (19-27)
Next U-M Event: Friday, May 10 -- vs. Purdue (Wilpon Complex), 6:05 p.m.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan baseball team used two big offensive innings and five Wolverines combined on the fifth shutout of the season in the 7-0 win over Toledo Wednesday night (May 8) at the Wilpon Complex, home of Ray Fisher Stadium.

The Wolverines allowed just four hits on the day in the shutout. Sophomore James Bourque (Ann Arbor, Mich./Huron) went the first two innings, striking out a batter while not allowing a hit. Senior Kyle Clark (Portage, Mich./Portage Northern) earned the win after going two innings and allowing a hit. Freshman Alex Daar (Clinton Twp., Mich./University Liggett) pitched three innings, allowing two hits with three strikeouts. Sophomore Donnie Eaton (Ann Arbor, Mich./Father Gabriel Richard) and fifth-year senior Chad Jasman (Bay City, Mich./Western) pitched the eighth and ninth innings to close out the game.

Michigan jumped on Toledo starter Jared Locke for four runs in the first inning. A double from junior Michael O'Neill (Powell, Ohio/Olentangy Liberty) moved sophomore Eric Jacobson (Chicago, Ill./St. Ignatius) to third base. Freshman Travis Maezes (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer) loaded the bases with a walk and classmate Jacob Cronenworth (St. Clair, Mich./St. Clair) brought in a run with a groundout to second. O'Neill scored on a passed ball and Maezes came home on a sacrifice fly from sophomore Kevin White (Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne's-Belfield). Sophomore Zach Zott (Lake Orion, Mich./Lake Orion) scored the inning's final run on a double steal attempt with junior Cole Martin (Bay City, Mich./John Glenn). Martin was caught stealing, but remained in the rundown long enough for Zott to score.

Cronenworth singled with one out in the third and moved to second on a wild pitch. Zott walked and both runners trotted home on White's first home run of the season, a shot over the wall in left field.

O'Neill, Maezes and White had two hits on the day while White drove in four runs. Zott scored a pair of runs and had three of the team's 10 free passes.

Michigan opens a three-game Big Ten series with Purdue Friday night (May 10) at 6:05 p.m. at the Wilpon Complex, home of Ray Fisher Stadium.

Contact: Kent Reichert (734) 763-4423

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