After laying dormant the entire game, the Michigan baseball
team’s offense finally woke up in the final inning of
yesterday’s doubleheader. Despite a three-run surge off of
Purdue starter Brian Karpel, the Wolverines found themselves at the
short end of yesterday’s nightcap, 4-3.
Sophomore A.J. Scheidt, the only Wolverine with a multi-hit
performance in the second game started the seventh-inning rally
with a single. Freshman Brad Roblin and sophomore Michael Schmidt
followed with a pair of pinch-hit one-baggers before sophomore
Chris Getz singled Scheidt and Roblin home.
With his two-run single in the seventh, Getz maintained a .378
batting average in conference play.
Before the rally, Karpel had scattered just three hits. Junior
Matt Butler’s fourth inning double, the teams only extra-base
hit, accounted for one of only two Wolverines making it into
scoring position in the game’s first six innings.
The middle of Michigan’s line-up had a tough day at the
plate during both of Sunday’s games, batting a combined
2-for-18. Junior Kyle Bohm and senior Brandon Roberts,
Michigan’s top two hitters, were both held hitless in
Continuing his comeback from an ankle injury, sophomore Jeremy
Goldschmeding made his first career start in left field during the
three-game series after starting every game of his career at
shortstop. He went 1-for-8 against Purdue pitching; a single in
yesterday’s early contest marks his lone hit.
Redshirt sophomore Paul Hammond, who holds a 1.70 ERA in Big Ten
play, continued his dominance against conference foes. During
Michigan’s 4-2 win in Sunday’s early contest, Hammond
hurled his second complete game in three contests since being moved
from the bullpen to the starting rotation.
The Wolverines complete the four-game set with Purdue this
afternoon. A Michigan win in the finale would mark its fourth split
in six Big Ten four-game series.
— Ryan Sosin