Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 2:32pm
Freshman slugger Jesse Franklin has been having an incredible first season with the Wolverines

Before his six home runs in nine games and back-to-back Big Ten Freshman of the Week awards, Jesse Franklin sat quietly in the dugout of Jet Blue Park in Fort Myers, Florida, waiting for a passing thunderstorm to subside. He was coming off a disappointing junior year and needed to make the most of the summer showcase circuit to impress college coaches.

The coach Franklin wanted to impress most was 1300 miles away. As he waited for play to resume, his phone buzzed with a call from an unknown number and only one clue—the location, ‘Ann Arbor, Michigan.’

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 12:16am
Sophomore right-hander Karl Kauffmann's sliders kept the Penn State batters off balance all game.

Michigan secured its 20th win through the efforts of Karl Kauffmann, Joe Pace, and Dom Clementi for a dominating 14-2 performance.

Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 10:09pm
Freshman left-hander Ben Dragani threw six, two-run innings for Michigan on Sunday.

Despite a long rain delay, Michigan beat Maryland, 6-3, to extend its win streak to 17.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 9:10pm
Junior third baseman Blake Nelson has secured a starting role after barely cracking the lineup in the early season.

Since a volatile start to the season, Michigan's infield is molding into shape.

Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 9:53pm
Sophomore left-hander Tommy Henry threw six innings of two-hit ball on Saturday.

Michigan was held down, once again, by its pitching in its wins over Northwestern.

Friday, March 30, 2018 - 11:29pm
Sophomore reliever Tommy Henry threw eight strong innings in Michigan's win over Delaware.

The Wolverines used timely hitting, aggressive base running and strong pitching to beat Delaware.

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 12:12am

On March 14, the Michigan baseball team lost to the NAIA's Lawrence Tech. Or, as coach Eric Bakich describes it, they didn't just lose, they were “totally outplayed.” The loss dropped the Wolverines to 4-11, two losses and 38 wins short of their 2017 totals.

Fourteen days later, the loss total remains mired at 11 — and zero in Big Ten play — as Michigan is riding a nine-game win streak.

“At 4-10, everything is an area for improvement,” Bakich said after the previous loss, to Lipscomb in Nashville.

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 1:50am
Junior center fielder Jonathan Engelmann had two home runs, a double and a triple in Michigan's win over Michigan State.

Michigan built on its recent momentum by beating Michigan State, 12-3.

Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 8:50pm
Freshman outfielder Jordan Nwogu provided a spark-plug for Michigan's offense in its 10-7 win over Bowling Green.

Michigan won its second game in a row thanks to a strong relief outing from Jeff Criswell and a powerful offense.

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 2:54pm
Michigan's freshmen made up a recruiting class that ranked 10th in the nation — an all-time best for a Big Ten program.

Last June, Michigan coach Erik Bakich watched as a program-record 11 players were drafted to the MLB. It was a milestone moment to cap off the fifth season of his tenure in Ann Arbor that has included five winning seasons, two NCAA Tournament appearances and a Big Ten Tournament championship.

“We want everyone to have the opportunity to play professional baseball,” Bakich said. “We don’t hide from it, we don’t shy away from it. We want every player in our program to play pro ball.”