May 14, 2011
With two losses in the series with Northwestern, the Wolverines have dropped their fifth series of the season against series wins over Illinois and Iowa
Sophomore/freshman 2B/catcher John DiLaura, who is hitting .224 (11-for-49), was 2-for-4 with a pair of singles, a walk and a stolen base. DiLaura has two stolen bases and three multi-hit games this season.
Junior 3B John Lorenz, who is hitting .237 (43-for-188) for the season, was 2-for-5 with a two-run double. Lorenz is tied for third on the team with IF/OF Kevin Krantz at 22 runs batted in.
Lorenz has 10 multi-hit games this season and 37 career multi-hit games as a Wolverine. He has 10 doubles for the year and 32 for his U-M career.
Sophomore CF Patrick Biondi, who is hitting .300 (60-for-200) to lead the team, was 1-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base and one RBI as he extended his current hitting streak to six games.
Biondi, who is second on the team with 25 stolen bases, moved into fourth place on Michigan's career stolen base list with 54 as he snapped his tie with Brad Roblin (53 steals, 2004-07). Next on the list is Steve Finken (65 steals 1986-88) in third place.
Junior LF/catcher/DH Coley Crank, who is hitting .254 (46-for-181), was 1-for-4 with a run-scoring double.
Crank has hits in 23 of his last 31 games and half his 46 hits have been for extra bases (23), including 15 doubles, one triple and seven homers. Crank leads the team with 15 doubles this season, giving him 34 career doubles.
Crank leads the team with 29 RBI this season, pushing his career total to 104 as a Wolverine.
Freshman 1B Brett Winger, who is hitting .263 (15-for-57), was 1-for-5 with a seventh-inning single as he extended his Big Ten hitting streak to eight games. Winger has hits in seven of his last eight overall games.
Freshman RF Michael O'Neill, who is hitting .299 (60-for-201) to rank second on the team, was 0-for-5 with two runs scored and two stolen bases. O'Neill has hits in 41 of his 50 games this season and he had his five-game hit streak snapped by the Wildcats.
O'Neill, with two stolen bases, has 27 steals for the season to lead the team. O'Neill is two stolen bases behind the U-M rookie record for steals in a season set by teammate Patrick Biondi (29, 2010) last season.
Freshman OF Adam Robinson was 1-for-3 with a sac fly while making the fifth start of the season as he doubled his career-hit and career-RBI totals to two each.