Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 3:53pm
Junior outfielder Jordan Brewer hit a home run in Michigan's win against Maryland.

COLLEGE PARK – The Michigan baseball team (33-11) beat Maryland, 10-4, Saturday to clinch another weekend win in their three-game road series in College Park. Every member of the Wolverines’ lineup reached base at least once in a comfortable victory over the Terrapins.

“We were just able to hit the ball well, we battled with two strikes, we played good defense, and we had a quality start from Tommy (Henry), and we ran the bases well,” Michigan coach Erik Bakich said. “It was just a very complete effort.”

Friday, May 3, 2019 - 9:06pm
Sophomore outfielder Jesse Franklin led Michigan over Maryland.

COLLEGE PARK – The Michigan baseball team beat Maryland, 10-7, in the first contest of a three-game road series on Friday behind strong hitting throughout its lineup.

Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 8:19pm
Sophomore infielder Jack Blomgren scored on a Northwestern throwing error on Saturday.

The Wolverines put runners on base with walks and hit-by-pitches, advanced those runners on wild pitches and stolen bases and kept them alive on fielders’ choices and errors. In a weekend series that was closer than anticipated at times, much of the Wolverines’ success came when they were able to capitalize on their opponents’ mistakes.

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 7:23pm
Sophomore right-hander Jeff Criswell has transitioned from a bullpen role to become Michigan's third starter.

As the Wolverines head into the final stretch of their season, having Criswell dominate like this in that Sunday-starter role is more important than ever. The Big Ten race is tightening up, with Nebraska, Indiana and Iowa all looking like strong contenders.

But if Criswell can keep up this improvement — and Bakich and Fetter have both expressed every confidence that he can — the Wolverines have the potential to be serious competitors for the conference title too, and maybe even a postseason run.

Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 7:46pm

Few anticipated what followed. Michigan dropped the first two games of the series, 10-5 and 10-4, with shaky performances from usually-dominant Nos. 1 and 2 starters, junior left-hander Tommy Henry and junior right-hander Karl Kauffman. The Wolverines avoided a sweep in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader, beating the Buckeyes, 6-2.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 9:33pm
Catcher Harrison Salter made the most of his start for Michigan.

Salter ended up making the most of the opportunity for the Wolverines. He notched a single and two RBI on a sacrifice fly and a sacrifice bunt as well as a solid performance behind the plate in No. 24 Michigan’s 6-4 victory over the Sycamores.

Monday, April 8, 2019 - 6:43pm

At the halfway point of its season, the No. 24 Michigan baseball team (22-8) is heating up at exactly the right time.

It’s returned to the rankings. It took four of its first five Big Ten games and eight of its last 10 contests, a stretch that included a 1-0 pitchers’ duel victory against San Jose State, a 16-2 rout of Michigan State and a gritty come-from-behind series win over Minnesota last weekend.

Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 7:05pm
Sophomore center fielder Jesse Franklin sparked Michigan's offense with a home run Sunday.

Clutch performances up and down the lineup made the difference in the Wolverines’ victories Saturday and Sunday over one of their toughest Big Ten competitors. In Saturday’s 5-3 win over the Golden Gophers, senior second baseman Ako Thomas made the difference, launching a two-out double to score the winning two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning.

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.