Sunday, April 20, 2008

Wow! Michigan Baseball Wins 27-6

Michigan took it to little brother, destroying Michigan State by a score of 27-6. The 27 run output ties a Michigan record for runs. They last scored 27 in 1995 at Georgia Tech. Previously to that, Michigan scored 27 in a game back in 1895.

Everybody hit for Michigan today as they pounded out 28 basehits on the afternoon. Ironically enough, this was a come from behind win as the Wolverines found themselves down 2-0 going into the bottom of the 2nd Inning. That's when the onslaught began as Michigan would cross the plate eight times in the second. Jason Christian's two-run triple was the big hit in that inning and the first of many big hits on the day. Christian would find himself just a double shy of the cycle by the time the fifth inning rolled around.

Michigan would score five more in the third thanks mostly to a Nate Recknagel 3-run blast to right, his 16th of the year and 3rd of the series.

Derek Vanbuskirk earned himself WCBN Player of the Game honors for his career day at the plate. Vanbuskirk went 4-5 with 4 runs scored, 9 RBI, and 3 home runs. Vanbuskirk hit a solo shot in the 5th, a tower grandslam over the brick monster in the 6th, and to cap it off, a three-run jack to dead center in the 7th.

Everyone got into the act as Michigan used 18 players in the game. Eric Katzman who came on to pitch in the 8th even drove a basehit into left in his first career collegiate at bat. Katzman just missed a homer on the previous pitch knocking it just a few feet to the foul side of the monster in left.

Michigan will be back in action next week as they travel to Indiana for a four-game series. Michigan now sits at 28-8 overall, 15-1 in Big 10 Place which gives them a three-game lead over second place Purdue.

and now back to finals...

WCBN Highlights:
Jason Christian Triple
Vanbuskirk Homer #1
Nate Recknagel Three-Run Homer
Vanbuskirk Grand Slam
Leif Mahler Home Run
Vanbuskirk Homer #3

Game Highlight Set to Music

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

great game and hilights!!!