This weekend”s sweep, in conjunction with two non-conference victories last week against Bowling Green, on Tuesday and in Ypsilanti at Eastern Michigan on Wednesday, is the first time the Wolverines have won six-straight games since 1998. That year, Michigan began the run with a victory in the tail-end of a four-game Ohio State series in Columbus, followed by two non-conference wins against Bowling Green and Oakland. They then proceeded to knock off Minnesota in the Friday game of a series at Ray Fisher Stadium, then took both ends of the Saturday doubleheader. The Wolverines will try to extend their current streak as they play two more non-conference games this week, then travel to Minneapolis to play four against Minnesota.

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Michigan thirdbaseman Brock Koman was one of three Colorado natives who performed well in Saturday”s doubleheader against Indiana.<br><br>BRENDAN O”DONNELL/Daily

No shirt, no shoes, no service: In the first game of Saturday”s doubleheader, a mysteriously-clad figure emerged on the field for the Wolverines. Mike Sokol, normally wearing his familiar No. 9 jersey, was instead disguised in the No. 25 shirt. The No. 9 jersey is missing.

It”s “misplaced or stolen,” Sokol said. “I don”t know where it is to tell you the truth.”

Only the white jersey has disappeared, so Sokol was able to wear his usual No. 9 when the Michigan Nine took the field for the second half of the twin-bill, this time in the blue version of their uniforms. They also wore the blue yesterday to close out the series.

“There”s one on order,” Sokol said of his white jersey. “But it hasn”t come in yet.”

Sokol had a pinch-hit walk in Saturday”s first game and started as the designated hitter in the nightcap.

Rocky Mountain high: Three Michigan players who hail from Colorado led the way in Saturday”s doubleheader. Sophomore Brock Koman went 5-7 in the two games, including a home run in the first game that tied him with Nate Wright for a team-best five home runs on the season. Fellow sophomore Jordan Cantalamessa had two extra-base hits and three RBIs in the two games. But the real “mile-high” success story for the Wolverines was junior reliever Bobby Wood, who notched a win in the first game and a save in the second. The win came on 1.2 innings of relief work for Nick Alexander. The save, Wood”s second of the season, was earned by closing out the top of the seventh in the seven-inning game to preserve a 6-3 victory. The last Michigan pitcher to record two decisions in one day was John Arvai, who accomplished the feat six years ago, on May 7, 1995.

.300 Club: The Wolverines now have five regular batters hitting above .300 on the season. Gino Lollio (.447) Brock Koman (.385) Jordan Cantalamessa (.360) Nate Wright (.355) and the newest member of the Wolverine .300 club, Scott Tousa (.302).

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