Lehmann's Quality Start Quenches Flames in Home Triumph

May 13, 2014

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Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Wilpon Complex)
Score: Michigan 2, UIC 1
Records: U-M (27-26-1), UIC (23-23)
Next U-M Event: Saturday, May 17 -- vs. Kansas (Wilpon Complex), 2 p.m. [ Tickets ]

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan baseball team scored a pair of runs in the first inning, and freshman Keith Lehmann (Western Springs, Ill./Lyons Township) made those run hold up as the Maize and Blue defeated UIC, 2-1, Tuesday night (May 13) at the Wilpon Complex, home of Ray Fisher Stadium.

Lehmann struck out four and did not walk a batter while scattering eight hits to earn his fourth win of the season. Freshman Mac Lozer (Indianapolis, Ind./North Central) struck out two in two-thirds of an inning, and sophomore Jacob Cronenworth (St. Clair, Mich./St. Clair) picked up his 11th save of the season, striking out a pair in 1.1 innings while allowing a run and a hit and walking two.

Michigan scored twice in the first as Cronenworth singled and went to second on junior Jackson Glines' (Coarsegold, Calif./Fresno City College) single. Both runners stole a base, and Cronenworth scored on freshman Carmen Benedetti's (Grosse Pointe, Mich./South) groundout to first. Glines plated the winning run, scoring on a wild pitch from Joe Perricone. Michigan had bases loaded in the sixth, but a double play and groundout ended the threat.

UIC made things interesting in the ninth. Cronenworth retired the first two batters on a strikeout and a groundout, but a walk to John Coen was followed by a run-scoring double from Mickey McDonald, who moved to third on a throwing error. The Flames then put runners on the corners after a walk to Alex Lee, but Cronenworth beared down and struck out Jeff Boehm to end the game.

Glines had two of Michigan's six hits on the night. Coen and Tyler Detmer had two hits apiece for UIC.

Michigan closes out the 2014 regular season this Saturday and Sunday (May 17-18) with a two-game series against No. 22 Kansas. Saturday's game begins at 2 p.m. at the Wilpon Complex, home of Ray Fisher Stadium. It is Military Appreciation Day at the park, with military personnel with an ID getting two free tickets to the game. Also, the first 250 fans will receive a Michigan baseball camouflage hat. [ Promotions ]

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