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.
COLLEGE PARK – The Michigan baseball team (33-11) beat Maryland, 10-4, Saturday to clinch another weekend win in their three-game road series in College Park. Every member of the Wolverines’ lineup reached base at least once in a comfortable victory over the Terrapins.
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.
The Michigan baseball team moved up to the No. 1 spot in the Big Ten rankings after losses from Nebraska and Indiana on Friday. The team lived up to its new –– possibly short-lived –– position Saturday afternoon, winning 10-1 against Rutgers to bring the weekend series count to 2-0.
It was ranked No. 10 in the country –– the highest ranking a Big Ten recruiting class has ever received –– and tallied seven freshman All-American awards. Almost two years in, they’ve lived up to expectations.