May 14, 2013
Site: Flushing, N.Y. (Citi Field)
Score: Seton Hall 5, Michigan 3
Records: U-M (27-24), SHU (34-16)
Next U-M Event: Thursday, May 16 -- at Nebraska (Lincoln, Neb.), 6:35 p.m. CDT
FLUSHING, N.Y. -- The University of Michigan baseball team had a 2-1 lead after three innings, but a two-run sixth gave Seton Hall the lead for good in a 5-3 Pirates win on Tuesday afternoon (May 14) at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets.
Seton Hall struck first with a run in the second, but the Wolverines quickly tied it with a run in the bottom of the frame. Freshman Jacob Cronenworth (St. Clair, Mich./St. Clair) led off the inning with a double to right. He moved to third on a sacrifice bunt from sophomore Zach Zott (Lake Orion, Mich./Lake Orion) and scored on sophomore Kyle Jusick's (Portage, Mich./Portage Central) single up the middle.
In the bottom of the third, junior Michael O'Neill (Powell, Ohio/Olentangy Liberty) hit a two-out, solo home run that hit and went over the wall in leftfield, giving Michigan a 2-1 lead. Seton Hall tied the game in the fifth and took a 4-2 lead in the sixth on RBI singles from Sal Annunziata and Tyler Boyd. Michigan loaded the bases with two outs in the bottom of the sixth, but the Pirates got out of the jam with a fielder's choice groundout.
Seton Hall scored a run in the seventh on an RBI double from Giuseppe Papaccio to make it 5-2. The Wolverines scored a run in the ninth. Sophomore Kevin White (Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne's-Belfield) doubled and scored on a Jusick single, but a groundball double play ended the game.
O'Neill was 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and a run scored. Jusick drove in a pair and had two hits. Junior Alex Lakatos (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Central) was tagged with the loss, allowing three hits and four runs with a pair of strikeouts and four walks in 5.2 innings pitched.
The Wolverines wrap up the 2013 regular season with a three-game Big Ten series at Nebraska. The series begins Thursday night (May 16) at 6:35 p.m. CDT at Haymarket Park in Lincoln, Neb.
Contact: Kent Reichert (734) 763-4423