Postgame Notes: Michigan 7, Western Michigan 4 (5 innings)


May 17, 2011

Recap |  Box Score

• Tonight's win snapped a seven-game Wolverine losing streak.

• Freshman RF Michael O'Neill, who is hitting .297 (60-for-202) to share the team lead in hitting with CF Patrick Biondi, was 0-for-1 with a walk, a stolen base, a sac fly and one run batted in. O'Neill has hits in 41 of his 51 games.

• O'Neill, who leads the team with 28 stolen bases, is one stolen base behind the U-M rookie record for steals in a season set by teammate Patrick Biondi (29, 2010) last season.

• O'Neill's fourth-inning sac fly snapped a 4-4 tie and proved to be his third game-winning RBI of the season. O'Neill shares the team lead in 'gamers' with IF/OF Kevin Krantz and 1B Garrett Stephens. O'Neill is second on the team with 27 RBI.

• Sophomore SS Derek Dennis, who is hitting .234 (32-for-137), was 2-for-2 with a game-tying two-run double in the third inning. Dennis has 10 multi-hit games in 2011 and 23 career multi-hit games.

• Junior LF/catcher/DH Coley Crank, who is hitting .257 (47-for-183), was 1-for-3 with a two-run single. Crank leads the team with 31 RBI this season, pushing his career total to 106 as a Wolverine.

• Crank has hits in 24 of his last 32 games and nearly half his 47 hits have been for extra bases (23), including 15 doubles, one triple and seven homers.

• Freshman 1B Brett Winger, who is hitting .271 (16-for-59), was 1-for-2 with a fourth-inning single that started the game-winning rally. Winger has hits in eight of his last nine overall games.

• Sophomore CF Patrick Biondi, who is hitting .297 (60-for-202) to share the team lead with RF Michael O'Neill, was 0-for-2 with a walk, a run scored and one RBI.

• Biondi, who leads the team with 35 runs scored, has scored 104 runs in 108 games in his Wolverine career.

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