Michigan’s pitching staff has fed right into the defense’s strengths – thriving with an increased emphasis on attacking hitters and pitching to contact.
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.
A return to Ray Fisher Stadium was seemingly all that was needed for Lugbauer to find his form.
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.
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.
The Wolverines play the only team ranked ahead of them in the Big Ten preseason poll.
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.
The two have stepped up as offensive contributors and formed a defensive bedrock in the middle of the infield.
The Wolverines possess a deep stable of skilled relievers, and while they have had several huge moments, they have still suffered from inconsistency.
After scoring 43 runs in a 5-0 start to begin its West Coast swing, the Michigan baseball team found less luck at the plate in the Dodgertown Classic in Los Angeles.