Sunday, June 21, 2020 - 6:18pm
Catcher Joe Donovan signed a Minor League contract with the Cleveland Indians.

Junior catcher Joe Donovan and redshirt-senior infielder Matthew Schmidt became the fifth and sixth players from Michigan baseball to join the professional ranks, signing with Cleveland Tuesday and Kansas City Wednesday, respectively, as undrafted free agents.

Donovan and Schmidt join the other four Wolverines — junior right-hander Jeff Criswell, junior shortstop Jack Blomgren, and junior outfielders Jesse Franklin and Jordan Nwogu — who were drafted June 11.

Friday, June 12, 2020 - 1:01pm
Jack Blomgren was drafted by the Colorado Rockies.

Junior Jack Blomgren was drafted by the Colorado Rockies Thursday night.

Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 8:31pm
Jeff Criswell was the first Wolverine selected in the MLB draft Thursday.

Jeff Criswell was selected 58th overall Thursday night.

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 11:22pm
Junior designated hitter Jordan Nwogu has posted excellent advanced statistics throughout his career.

Advanced statistics love junior outfielder Jordan Nwogu.
Nwogu’s patient eye, powerful swing, and plus speed create the model of a ballplayer that sabermetricians fawn over. Add consistency at the level Nwogu attained during the Wolverines’ 2019 campaign, and the result is gaudy numbers.

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 6:01pm
Junior right-hander Jeff Criswell made a habit of earning quality starts and going deep into games this season.

Former Michigan left-hander Jim Abbott knows pitching better than most.

A two-time Big Ten Champion, Abbott went on to a storied 11-year major league career, finishing third in Cy Young voting in 1991. So when he praises junior right-hander Jeff Criswell, it makes you stop and think of what the future could hold.

“Well he’s big, and he’s strong. I’ll tell you that,” Abbott told The Daily.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 7:57pm
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Thirteen years ago, White Sox ACE Program founders Kenny Fullman and Nathan Durst sat down to solve a problem. Their work has led to an elite inner-city baseball program that has developed a unique connection with Michigan baseball.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 8:20pm
Junior outfielder Jesse Franklin will provide another bat in the lineup when he returns from injury.

Since a victory over then-No. 1 Vanderbilt to start the season the Wolverines have struggled to perform consistently as they have given up big innings and failed to string productive at-bats together on a regular basis.

Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 9:57pm
The Michigan baseball team won a series over Cal Poly this weekend.

This win gave Michigan a 2-1 series victory over Cal Poly, and Beers’s performance gave the Wolverines one of many answers they received to early-season questions this weekend.

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 9:52pm
The No. 5 Michigan baseball team looks to rebound over the next 10 days after a disappointing weekend series against UConn.

Last June, the Wolverines filed out of the first-base dugout down into the annals of TD Ameritrade Stadium as the entire Vanderbilt baseball program jumped and hugged around the pitcher’s mound.

The Commodores had just won the decisive third game to become national champions. Michigan left Omaha one game short of glory. 

In recovering from a disappointing end to what was otherwise a positive season, the 2020 Wolverines decided to use the narrow gap between their 2019 campaign and a College World Series as motivation.

Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 7:41pm
The Michigan baseball team is holding its head high after a series loss to UConn

The Wolverines two losses were much more representative of an unfortunate result against a formidable opponent than shocking takedowns of the nation’s No. 1 team. UConn, while certainly an underdog against Michigan, is an accomplished program in its own right, having made NCAA Regionals two years in a row. And the Wolverines’ defeats were a result of a failure to execute — not the exposure of a fatal flaw.
In response, the team’s message is simple.
“Staying the course,” junior right-hander Jeff Criswell said.