The Michigan baseball team was unable to honor Barry Larkin with a win over Ohio State on the night of his No. 16 jersey retirement. The Buckeyes tied up the series in the second game of the weekend with a 3-2 win over the Wolverines.
A double in the bottom of the eighth by junior left fielder Ryan LaMarre tied up the game as redshirt junior second baseman Anthony Toth came sprinting in across home plate. As the score evened out to 2-2, the Wolverines caught a second wind.
Junior right-hander Tyler Burgoon, who came in for relief of senior pitcher Alan Oaks in the seventh inning, fed off of this late-game energy, throwing three-straight strikeouts in the top of the ninth to hold off the Buckeyes and give Michigan a chance at the lead.
But the Wolverines couldn’t get another run on the scoreboard, sending the game into an extra inning. After a hot run on the mound, Burgoon gave up several key hits that culminated in an Ohio State run. The Michigan batters were unable to tally another run, falling by one to the Buckeyes late in the game.
Michigan will look to clinch the rivalry series tomorrow at 1 p.m. at Ray Fisher Stadium.