Friday, June 7, 2019 - 6:59pm
Left-hander Tommy Henry was the first player from Michigan to get drafted in this year's MLB draft.

As the sun set in Corvallis on Monday night, the Michigan baseball team was celebrating — they had just beat Creighton in the NCAA Regional final game, 17-6, on the back of its potent offense.

Then, they were given another reason to celebrate: within minutes of each other, the two junior Michigan aces were drafted. Left-hander Tommy Henry was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks with the 74th pick and right-hander Karl Kauffmann went to the Colorado Rockies at No. 77.

Friday, May 31, 2019 - 7:12pm
Junior right-hander Karl Kauffman threw a shutout against Creighton on Friday.

Everything went to plan on Friday in Corvallis for the Michigan baseball team.

Racking up runs early, there was no let up from the Wolverines as they went on to score in five different innings, while shutting out Creighton in a crucial 6-0 first-round victory of the NCAA tournament.

Facing off against the Big East Pitcher of the Year Mitch Ragan, Michigan made him look mortal.

Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 11:26pm
Sophomore center fielder Jesse Franklin had an RBI in Michigan's loss to Nebraska.

There were two games and two stories Saturday for the No. 2 seed Michigan baseball team.

The Wolverines were fighting for their lives for the third day in a row after an opening day loss to Ohio State put them in the backdraw, where they walked-off against No. 3 seed Illinois and beat No. 6 seed Maryland to set up a semifinal game with No. 5 seed Nebraska. The Wolverines overwhelmingly won the first game, 18-8, but lost the second of the doubleheader, 7-3, therefore getting eliminated from the Big Ten Tournament.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 8:56pm
Sophomore left-hander Angelo Smith escaped a seventh-inning jam in Tuesday’s 7-0 win

After barely surviving the top of the inning with the bases loaded and only one out, the Wolverines’ offense came to life — capitalizing on a throwing error, a hit-by-pitch and a wild pitch. The game was put out of reach for in-state rival Michigan State as Michigan went on to win 7-0.

Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 4:49pm
The Michigan baseball team swept Rutgers this weekend.

The Wolverines were just better than the Scarlet Knights, in every sense of the word.

Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 3:19pm
Sophomore catcher Joe Donovan hit a walk-off home run against Rutgers.

Sophomore catcher Joe Donovan hit a three run, walk-off homerun that was gone as soon as it left the bat. Michigan (31-11 overall, 11-3 Big Ten) won 4-1 over Rutgers (17-24 overall, 7-8 Big Ten) for the weekend sweep.

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 9:02pm
Michigan outfielder Jordan Nwogu scored on the first Wolverines' at-bat.

The Wolverines' chances continued to rack up, eventually giving Michigan (29-11 overall, 9-3 Big Ten) an 8-3 victory over Rutgers (17-22 overall, 7-6 Big Ten).

Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 6:06pm
The Michigan baseball team finished off a sweep of Northwestern on Sunday by taking both games of a doubleheader.

 

As the first of two games on Sunday wound down, it wasn’t entirely clear which team would come out on top. It was tied, 2-2, in the seventh inning, and neither Michigan nor Northwestern had mustered any offense.

Then, junior center fielder Christian Bullock sprung to action.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 5:08pm
The Michigan baseball team has cost itself against strong opponents this season.

As they enter the final month of the regular season, Michigan needs to limit its mistakes in the face of tough competition — its pitchers can’t miss, its defenders can’t make costly mistakes and its offense needs to be consistent. That is, if they want to reach their lofty aspirations in the playoffs.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 8:18pm
Despite a two-run homer from sophomore center-fielder Jesse Franklin, the Michigan baseball team fell in extras to Indiana St. on Tuesday.

They couldn’t come back, and Michigan dropped its second home game of the season, losing 8-7 to the Sycamores due to the lack of a response in the last three innings.