Wolverines Outhit Mastadons But Cannot Break Through Offensively in Loss

» Michigan brought the tying run to the plate in the ninth inning but could not push the run across.
» Four UM players had multiple hits in the game.
» Michigan will kick off a three-game series against Cal State Fullerton at 4 pm Friday (April 8).

If you: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Wilpon Complex)
score: Purdue Fort Wayne 6, Michigan 3
records: UM (14-14), PFW (5-22)
Next UM Event: Friday, April 8–vs. Cal State Fullerton (Wilpon Complex), 4 p.m.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The University of Michigan baseball team could not break through offensively and was upset by Purdue Fort Wayne on Wednesday (April 6) as the Mastadons emerged from the Wilpon Complex, home of Ray Fisher Stadium, with a 6-3 victory.

Michigan outhit PFW in the game, 11-7, but was just 4-for-23 with runners on base and 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position.

Trailing 6-3 in the eighth inning, Michigan threatened but stranded a runner when Joe Stewart came up just short of a home run, flying out to the wall in the deepest part of center field. In the ninth, Michigan brought the tying run to the plate only to see the game end on a called third strike.

Michigan will return to action Friday (April 8), kicking off a three-game series against Cal State Fullerton in a 4 pm game. All fans 18 years and under will receive free admission.

Despite only getting three hits in the span, Purdue Fort Wayne jumped out to a 5-3 lead after four innings. A trio of walks enabled a four-run fourth, with a two-out infield single and the third walk, a bases-loaded free pass, forcing UM to the bullpen. relief Jake Keaser was greeted by Jarrett Bickel, who took the first pitch he saw for a three-run double to left.

The Mastadons increased their lead to 6-3 in the sixth inning with a pair of one-out doubles.

Michigan tied the game with a run in the first inning on a fielder’s choice and scored two in the second to go up 3-1, with Jack Van Remortel doubling home a run and Jordan Rogers singing home the other.

The Wolverines received numerous good pitching efforts, including Avery Goldensophwho struck out two batters in 1.2 hitless innings, and Jacob Dennerwho got some midweek work by striking out the side in the ninth.

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