Friday, April 5, 2019 - 6:52pm
Junior left-hander Tommy Henry came into Friday with a 0.76 ERA.

It was a heavyweight pitching battle Friday.

In one corner was Michigan ace junior left-hander Tommy Henry, coming in with a dominant 0.76 earned-run average and a 6-1 record, totaling 57 strikeouts on and just seven walks.

In the other was Minnesota’s Max Meyer, sporting a 1.46 ERA, just six earned runs total and holding opposing batters to just a .169 batting average. Oh, and he’s their designated hitter with the team’s second highest on-base percentage at .369.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 8:43pm
Walker Cleveland closed his two-inning term as president of the mound.

The defense’s busy first inning would set the tone for the rest of Wednesday evening as a carousel of Michigan pitchers took the mound against Toledo.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 8:03pm
Since the Michigan baseball team's game against Manhattan, senior infielder Blake Nelson has hit at a .377 clip with 14 RBIs.

Unless Nelson experiences another drastic collapse of defensive competence, a replacement won’t be needed for a while. His two competitors — Thomas and Clementi — have two of the worst batting and slugging percentages on the team and are both plagued by injuries, the same reason Nelson got his chance in the first place.

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 5:23pm
Senior first baseman Jimmy Kerr hit two home runs to spark Michigan's offense in a 16-2 win over Michigan State.

The Wolverines (19-7 overall, 2-0 Big Ten) hit four home runs in their 16-2 victory over in-state rival Michigan State (4-20, 0-5).

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 7:43pm
The Michigan baseball team lost three games to Texas Tech last weekend.

“We got exposed,” said Michigan coach Erik Bakich. “We couldn’t hold (Texas Tech) down in the bullpen. They sped the game up on us defensively, they ran out one mid-to-upper 90s pitcher after the next and we weren’t able to handle it as well as we would have liked to.”

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 7:36pm
The Michigan baseball team has put together many pieces so far this season, including pitching, defense and team chemistry, but still misses an offensive spark.

“I do like this group,” Bakich said. “I think this group has a lot of potential. On paper, at least, the pieces are there to have a special, magical type of season.”

Now, the No. 23 Michigan baseball team is validating that feeling. It has quality pitching and elite defense. A cohesive team chemistry and the drive to prove itself. It’s only missing one thing — a consistent offense.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 7:22pm
Senior third baseman Blake Nelson hit a go-ahead RBI single in Michigan's 12-5 win against Western Michigan.

In the Michigan baseball team’s second midweek game of the season on Tuesday, it hoped to avoid the same pitching follies against Western Michigan that it had in the first.

Initially, it wasn’t obvious if it could.

Sophomore right-hander Blake Beers had his second start of the season — in his first, he cruised through until the third inning before he began to struggle. A feeling of déjà vu spread through the stadium as he did so again.

Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 6:20pm

For a team that’s strength through the early season was its pitching and defense, Michigan showed its offensive prowess in this past weekend’s series over Manhattan. Its 48 runs offered quite an introduction.

Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 1:17pm
Senior infielder Blake Nelson hit two doubles over the weekend to lead the Wolverines to victory.

After a long night’s rest in the middle of the game, the Michigan baseball team had to close out the last three innings of its Saturday matchup against Manhattan on Sunday.

The two day-affair was a continuation of Friday’s offensive explosion, with a final score of 16-7 after it was suspended in the middle of the sixth inning over fears of a shooting on Central Campus.

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 10:36pm
Senior Blake Nelson finished the game 3-for-4 with two runs, two RBIs and two doubles.

After several delays, the Michigan baseball team took care of Manhattan, 5-1, in the team's home opener.