May 16, 2010
Michigan (31-19, 12-9 Big Ten) kept a share of second place in conference action. The win allowed U-M to take two of the three games in the series from the Wildcats.
Michigan and Purdue are tied for second in the Big Ten with 12-9 records behind Big Ten leader Minnesota (3-8). Northwestern (11-10) is fourth with four teams tied for fifth at 10-11 with one week remaining in the season.
Michigan's 14-run comeback was the best this season. The previous best came at Indiana (April 2) when U-M trailed by six runs at (9-3) in the fifth in an eventual 16-10 Wolverine win in 10 innings.
Michigan's 15-14 win came on Senior Day and senior co-captains C Chris Berset and 1B Mike Dufek hit home runs in their final Big Ten at-bats in Fisher Stadium. Berset's two-run homer tied the game at 14-14 with two outs in the ninth inning and Dufek's walk-off blast came as he led off the 10th inning for the win.
Dufek's game-wining home run was the first walk off homer for the Wolverines since Nate Recknagel hit a two-run homer to beat Eastern Michigan on April 15, 2008. The game-winning RBI was Dufek's fourth of the season and the 14th of his U-M career.
Senior 1B Mike Dufek, who is hitting .327 (67-for-205), was 4-for-6 with three singles, the game-winning homer and four runs scored. It was Dufek's second four-hit game of the season and the 19th multi-hit game of the season. Dufek has 46 career multi-hit games as a Wolverine.
Dufek has six homers this season and 26 for his career to tie Barry Larkin (26 homers, 1983-85) for 11th place on U-M's career home runs list. Dufek has 51 RBI this season and 137 in his Michigan career.
Senior C Chris Berset, who is hitting .377 (72-for-191) to lead the team, was 2-for-4 with two homers and four RBI. It was Berset's first two-homer game of his career and the first two-homer game for a Wolverine since sophomore C/DH Coley Crank hit two Wednesday (May 12) against Michigan State.
Berset leads the Wolverines with 28 multi-hit games this season and 51 in his U-M career.
Berset, who leads U-M with 72 hits, has a career-best seven home runs so far this season and 12 career homers.
Junior OF Ryan LaMarre, who is hitting .398 (45-for-113), was 2-for-6 with a single and a three-run homer, his fifth homer of the season and 20th of his U-M career.
LaMarre, who hit .414 (7-for-17) in four games last week, has 14 multi-hit games in overall action this season and has 44 career multiple-hit games.
Sophomore 3B John Lorenz, who is hitting .286 (48-for-168), was 3-for-5 with two doubles to extend his career-long hitting streak to seven games.
Lorenz, who has 16 multi-hit games this season and 22 for his career, led the Wolverines in hitting for the four games last week, going 9-for-19 (.474) with six doubles and a triple (.895 slugging percentage). Lorenz has 15 doubles for the season and 19 for his U-M career.
Freshman OF Patrick Biondi, who is hitting .327 (65-for-199), was 4-for-5 and reached base six times and scored three runs. Biondi has three four-hit games and 19 multi-hit games this season.
Biondi led the Wolverines in hitting in the Northwestern series with a .455 (5-for-11) average. In overall action, Biondi leads the team in runs scored (61) and has scored leading off U-M's first inning 18 times in U-M's 50 games in 2010, including Friday against Northwestern.
Junior RHP Matt Miller (2-2, 5.91 ERA), the fourth Wolverine pitcher of the game, allowed just two hits with seven strikeouts in 5.2 innings for his second win of the season. Miller has three career wins as a Wolverine.
Junior C/DH Coley Crank, who is hitting .332 (63-for-190), hit .333 (5-for-15) in four games last week with three homers and seven RBI. Crank, who hit two homers vs. MSU on Wednesday (May 12), leads Michigan with 10 homers and 53 RBI.
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