May 17, 2013
Junior OF Michael O'Neill, who is hitting .359 (79-for-220) to lead the team, was 1-for-4 with a solo homer, two runs scored, a stolen base and one RBI and was hit by a pitch. O'Neill extended his current hitting streak to six games with his first-inning homer. The homer is O'Neill's 12th career round-tripper and leads the team with four homers. He has three homers in the past four games, with one each vs. Purdue, Seton Hall and Nebraska.
O'Neill, who is hitting .303 (27-for-89) in Big Ten play to rank second on the team, has 199 career hits in 147 games as a Wolverine.
O'Neill has hits in 43 of the 52 games this season and in 47 of his last 56 games in the past two seasons.
With a stolen base, O'Neill has a team-leading total of 23 stolen bases for the season. His career total is 72, fourth on U-M's career stolen-base list, just two behind Jim Durham (74 steals, 1986-89) in third place.
Senior captain CF Patrick Biondi, who is hitting .302 (45-for-149), was 3-for-5 with three singles, one RBI and one run scored. Biondi has 14 multi-hit games this season and 71 in his U-M career. He has four of his 17 career three-hit games in 2013.
Biondi scored one run, giving him 35 runs scored in 2013 to push his career total to 184 runs to rank second on U-M's career runs scored list. The record is 190 runs scored by Casey Close (1983-86).
Sophomore LF Zach Zott, who is hitting .289 (43-for-149), was 2-for-4 with a pair of scoring singles, three RBI and was hit by a pitch.
Zott's two-out, two-run single in the seventh inning snapped a 5-5 tie, and it proved to be Zott's team-leading sixth game-winning RBI of the season.
Zott, who is hitting .309 (25-for-81) in Big Ten play, has 13 multi-hit games in overall action this season and 18 in his U-M career.
Freshman SS Travis Maezes, who is hitting .309 (63-for-204), was 2-for-5 with a pair of singles and two RBI. His two-out, two-run single in the seventh inning tied the game at 5-5.
Maezes, who is hitting .398 (35-for-88) in Big Ten play to lead the Wolverines, ranks second on the team in overall action with 37 RBI.
Maezes has 11 multi-hit games in Big Ten action to lead the Wolverines in 2013, and he is second on the team in overall action with 18 multi-hit games.
Freshman 3B/RHP Jacob Cronenworth, who is hitting .319 (60-for-188), was 3-for-5 with three singles and a run scored. Cronenworth, who leads U-M with 38 RBI, has four three-hit games in 2013, and he is third on the team with 16 multi-hit games.
Cronenworth (0-3, 1.93 ERA, seven saves) worked a scoreless ninth inning ,allowing two hits and recording a strikeout as he recorded his team-leading seventh save of the year.
Cronenworth has 24 strikeouts in his 23.1 innings of work in his 15 appearances in relief this season.
Cronenworth got his seventh save of the season, which pulls him into a three-way tie for seventh place on Michigan's single-season saves list with John Arvai (1996) and Tim Karazim (1983). Bobby Korecky (1999-2002) and Ken Hayward (1982-85) are tied for 13th with Cronenworth on U-M's career saves list.
Sophomore OF/DH Kevin White, who is hitting .276 (40-for-145), was 2-for-5 with a pair of singles as he extended his season-best hitting streak to seven games. White has 12 multi-hit games in 2013 and 19 in his career as a Wolverine.
Sophomore RHP James Bourque (5-6, 5.06 ERA, one save) pitched 3.2 scoreless innings, allowing two hits and recording six strikeouts for his fifth win of the season. Bourque, who leads the team with 11 (5-6) decisions in 2013 and has a 7-7 in his U-M career, is second on the team with 48 strikeouts in his 53.1 innings in 2013.
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