Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 9:27pm
Senior center fielder Johnny Slater has emerged as a key contributor in his final year in Ann Arbor.

Michigan baseball coach Erik Bakich believes that Johnny Slater’s best days are ahead of him.

Of course, it’s hard to have a better day than the senior center fielder had Tuesday against Michigan State, in which he went 4-for-4 with four doubles, four runs batted in and a stolen base. But it hasn’t been only one game – the source of Bakich’s optimism about Slater’s future has been obvious all year.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 11:13pm
Senior center fielder Johnny Slater had what Michigan coach Erik Bakich called the best game of his career.

Pulling away from Michigan State on the strength of consecutive four-run frames, Michigan defeated its in-state rival, 12-4.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 10:53pm
Junior first baseman Jake Bivens, along with the rest of the infield, has combined for just nine errors this year.

Michigan’s pitching staff has fed right into the defense’s strengths – thriving with an increased emphasis on attacking hitters and pitching to contact.

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 4:55pm
Sophomore right fielder Jonathan Engelmann has hit .700 over his last six games to vault from ninth to first in team batting average.

Michigan (4-2 Big Ten, 23-6 overall) will look to extend its seven-game winning streak at home against Illinois (0-3, 10-16) this weekend.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 10:35pm
Junior third baseman Drew Lugbauer has been on a tear, hitting .403 with six home runs and 24 RBI.

A return to Ray Fisher Stadium was seemingly all that was needed for Lugbauer to find his form.

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 8:56pm
Junior right-hander Oliver Jackie turned in six innings of work against Penn State on Friday night.

Jaskie struck out a career-high 12 batters in six innings, as the No. 22 Michigan baseball team won its home conference opener against Penn State, 10-6.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 8:38pm
Junior first baseman Jake Bivens went 3-for-5 with two stolen bases against the Rockets on Tuesday.

In their return to Ray Fisher Stadium, just about everything went right for the Wolverines against Toledo, as Michigan cruised past the overmatched Rockets for a 12-0 victory.

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 1:53pm
Jake Bivens in a game against Minnesota on April 8, 2016.

The Wolverines play the only team ranked ahead of them in the Big Ten preseason poll.

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 9:03pm
Junior closer/infielder Drew Lugbauer in a game against Eastern Michigan University in 2016.

Michigan showed off its power during a seven-run third inning which was highlighted by back-to-back home runs from junior third baseman Drew Lugbauer and senior shortstop Michael Brdar.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 6:13pm
Senior shortstop Michael Brdar has grown into a mainstay in Michigan’s lineup in his second year as a Wolverine.

The two have stepped up as offensive contributors and formed a defensive bedrock in the middle of the infield.