Baseball

Senior Harrison Wenson in a game on April 13, 2016.

No. 18 Michigan (16-4) scored four runs in the fourth inning to take the lead for good.

Jayce Vancena started on the mound for the Michigan baseball team for the first time since his freshman year — and he didn’t disappoint.

Michigan coach Erik Bakich has been complimentary of his team’s defense and baserunning so far this season.

The Wolverines (15-4) will look to continue their winning ways against Western Michigan and garner the upper hand in the matchup.

Michigan coach Erik Bkaich's pitching staff is still in the process of establishing itself leading up to conference play.

Entering conference play might test the relievers more and force the starters to come out focused right from the first pitch.

Freshman outfielder Dominic Clementi had a breakout performance this weekend, going 3-for-3 with an RBI.

The No. 21 Michigan baseball team took on Northern Illinois in a doubleheader Sunday, capping off a four-game bout this weekend that resulted in a 3-1 record in favor of the Wolverines.

Junior Drew Lugbauer hit a walk-off homerun in the third game against Northern Illinois this weekend.

In the Michigan baseball team's third game against Northern Illinois, junior third baseman Drew Lugbauer crushed the ball over the right field wall for a walk-off 3-run homerun. Lugbauer sparked his strong weekend showing in Thursday’s home opener, where he picked up four RBIs with one swing of the bat.

Senior centerfielder Johnny Slater

The Michigan men’s baseball team faced Northern Illinois on Saturday afternoon, but couldn’t overcome the Huskies early lead and fell, 8-5.

Junior closer/infielder Drew Lugbauer in a game against Eastern Michigan University in 2016.

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.

Senior shortstop Michael Brdar has grown into a mainstay in Michigan’s lineup in his second year as a Wolverine.

The two have stepped up as offensive contributors and formed a defensive bedrock in the middle of the infield.

Sophomore second baseman Ako Thomas has played a key role on the basepaths so far for the Wolverines.

The No. 21 Wolverines (12-3) will host the Huskies (3-12) in their opening series at Ray Fisher Stadium amid frigid temperatures and potential snowfall.

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