Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 7:36pm
Shortstop Jack Blomgren helped the Wolverines to a win over Toledo.

Wednesday’s matchup against Toledo was supposed to be a tune-up for the Michigan baseball team as they head into a big weekend series against Minnesota. That’s exactly what it was. 

Behind strong a defensive performance and consistently solid pitching out of the bullpen, the Wolverines rolled past the Rockets to a comfortable 8-2 victory.

Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 7:16pm
The Michigan baseball team heads into Big Ten play having found consistency on offense, embodied by its 16-2 victory over Michigan State on Saturday.

Last year, the Michigan baseball team lived and died by its offense.

In the first 15 games of the season, a stretch over which the Wolverines went 4-11, the offense averaged just 4.5 runs per game; in eight of those games, Michigan scored three runs or fewer. Over the next 20 games — in which the Wolverines went undefeated — they almost doubled that, averaging 8.4 runs per game and scoring 168 runs total over that stretch.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 8:43pm
The Michigan baseball team has been unable to limit big-run innings in recent losses.

The Wolverines have been allowing big innings in crucial matchups. Their usual lights-out pitching has shown flaws, and as they face increasingly tough competition, those flaws are being exploited, causing significant problems for Team 153.

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 8:34pm
The Michigan baseball team went 1-3 in Texas last weekend.

Against some of their toughest competition of the season so far, the 23rd-ranked Wolverines could not find a rhythm, as the Red Raiders took all three games of the series. Though a 16-6 win over Stetson on Saturday night was a bright spot on the weekend, Texas Tech overpowered the Wolverines across the board in every contest this weekend.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 8:40pm
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The Kerrs are a Michigan family.

There’s Jimmy, who’s now a senior in the College of Engineering. Derek met his wife, Carolyn — Jimmy’s mom — when they were graduate students at the Ross School of Business in the early nineties. John also met his wife, Sharon, here when they were students.

Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 3:30pm
Isaiah Page pitched five innings of shutout ball to lead the Wolverines.

The No. 23 Michigan baseball team defeated Manhattan (4-13), 4-0, on Sunday behind a dominant showing from its pitching staff and a strong performance from its offense.

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 6:57pm
Daily Sports Writer Abby Snyder remembers a time when she was quizzed on her sports knowledge.

In observance of Women’s History Month, The Daily’s sports section is launching its second annual series aimed at telling the stories of female athletes, coaches and teams at the University from the perspective of the female sports writers on staff. We continue the series with this column from Daily Sports Writer Abby Snyder.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 9:46pm
Senior third baseman Jimmy Kerr's two home runs were one of a few bright spots in the Michigan baseball team's inconsistent trip out west.

The California trip now behind them, there are just as many question marks swirling around the Wolverines. They defeated Northridge handily in the first three games of the series, but dropped the fourth, suffering their first loss of the season. Michigan defeated No. 2 UCLA, which Bakich called “maybe one of the best teams in the country,” but ended the trip on a two-game losing streak, falling to Southern California and Oklahoma State.

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 4:14pm
Senior infielder Ako Thomas homered in the first at-bat of Michigan's series against Cal State-Northridge.

That changed on Friday when Thomas knocked one out of the park in the first at-bat of the seventeenth-ranked Wolverines’ three-game series against California State University-Northridge. Michigan won two out of the three games, beating the Matadors 2-0 on Friday and 4-2 in the first contest of a doubleheader on Sunday, but suffered their first loss of the season in the second game, falling to Northridge 5-2.

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 9:34pm
Senior infielder Blake Nelson committed five errors in two games against Binghamton, resulting in a benching.

Erik Bakich wants his team to play aggressively on defense, even if mistakes happen as a result.