Hill's Strong Start Powers U-M Past Ohio State to Even Series

May 10, 2014

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Evan Hill

Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Wilpon Complex)
Score: Michigan 5, Ohio State 1
Records: U-M (25-26-1, 12-11 Big Ten), OSU (28-23, 9-11 Big Ten)
Attendance: 2,064
Next U-M Event: Sunday, May 11 -- vs. Ohio State (Wilpon Complex), Noon (TV: Big Ten Network)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Sophomore Evan Hill (Mt. Pleasant, Mich./Mt. Pleasant) threw eight scoreless innings, and the University of Michigan baseball team scored runs in four innings in a 5-1 win over Ohio State Saturday afternoon (May 10) at the Wilpon Complex, home of Ray Fisher Stadium.

Hill has now thrown 12 scoreless innings in a week as the Mt. Pleasant, Mich., native struck out three while scattering five hits and walking just one. Sophomore Jacob Cronenworth (St. Clair, Mich./St. Clair) came in the ninth, striking out a pair and allowing an unearned run.

The Wolverines scored their first run of the series in emphatic fashion in the third as junior Kevin White (Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne's-Belfield) belted his second home run of the season, a solo shot to the gap in left field. Michigan had the bases loaded with no one out in that inning, but a double play and flyout ended the threat.

The Maize and Blue plated a pair of runs in the fifth inning as a hit-by-pitch and walk was followed by junior Jackson Glines' (Coarsegold, Calif./Fresno City College) run-scoring double to the gap in left. Michigan loaded the bases and plated the second run on a sacrifice fly off the bat of senior Cole Martin (Bay City, Mich./John Glenn).

Michigan added insurance runs in both the seventh and eighth innings. In the seventh, Cronenworth and Glines had back-to-back singles with one out. Freshman Carmen Benedetti (Grosse Pointe, Mich./South) brought in a run with a sacrifice fly to left. Then in the eighth, junior Kyle Jusick (Portage, Mich./Portage Central) led off the inning with a double. He went to third on a wild pitch and scored on White's sacrifice fly to center. Ohio State scored a run in the ninth, but Cronenworth struck out pinch hitter Troy Montgomery to end the game.

Jusick was 3-for-4 with a run scored, while Glines had a pair of hits. White drove in two runs and Cronenworth scored twice for the Maize and Blue.

Michigan and Ohio State wraps up the three-game series on Sunday afternoon (May 11) at noon at the Wilpon Complex, home of Ray Fisher Stadium. The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network. The first 250 fans will receive a Michigan adidas aluminum water bottle. There also is a Mother's Day Pack for $28 and kids can run the bases following the conclusion of the game. [ Promotions ]

Contact: Kent Reichert

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