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Michigan Baseball

Will over skill: Kevin White’s transition from caveman to American hero

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BY ZACH SHAW

Senior outfielder Kevin White has evolved in his four years with Michigan, but the willful work ethic has only increased. That’s because with each passing year, White grows closer to Officer school, the next step in his dream to become a Navy SEAL.

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2015 Baseball Regional: A local's guide to Louisville

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BY BRANDON CARNEY

The Daily has some suggestions for those looking to maximize their time in Louisville from one of its own local writers.

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Postseason brings new life to injured Wolverines

BY ZACH SHAW

One of the scariest parts of Michigan’s 4-0 run at the Big Ten Tournament was that in the four wins — all over NCAA Tournament teams — it could’ve played even better.

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Calculating wOBA for Big Ten baseball

BY DANNY VARGOVICK

Weighted On-Base Average (wOBA) is a statistic that more perfectly captures a player’s offensive contributions. It weighs each event — walk, hit-by-pitch, single, double, triple, and home run — in proportion to its actual run value.

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Michigan baseball's family bond, decades in the running

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BY BEN FIDELMAN

Bakich wasn’t in the celebration with the other coaches and players. He was leaning against the dugout rail, arms crossed in front of him and a smile in his eyes, just soaking it all in.

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Wolverines will travel to Louisville for regional

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BY ZACH SHAW

In Monday’s NCAA Tournament selection show, it was announced that the Wolverines (37-23) will travel to Louisville to play in a regional hosted by No. 3 Louisville.

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Michigan wins Big Ten Championship, earns first NCAA Tournament bid since 2008

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BY ZACH SHAW

Seeing the “2015 Big Ten Champions” banner held by his team, Bakich lunged into a headfirst slide, dousing his brand-new championship T-Shirt in the rain-soaked grass before sliding right into position for the photo.

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Michigan upsets No. 4 Illinois, advances to Big Ten Championship game

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BY ZACH SHAW

It wasn’t always pretty, but the Wolverines kept the hunt for their first NCAA Tournament berth since 2008 alive, advancing to the Big Ten Championship game by beating the Illini, 5-3.

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After day of training, Michigan confident for matchup with No. 4 Illinois

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BY ZACH SHAW

After going 2-0 against likely NCAA Tournament teams in Indiana and No. 19 Iowa in the first two rounds of the Big Ten Tournament, the Wolverines were one of two teams to earn a Friday bye. While the rest of the field sweated through elimination games, the Wolverines enjoyed the view from the top.

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Notebook: Michigan stealing the show at Big Ten Tournament

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BY BEN FIDELMAN

The Wolverines topped Indiana, 4-1, in the tournament’s first game on Wednesday morning and took down No. 19 Iowa on Thursday, 8-5, to clinch a spot in the semifinal round Saturday.

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