Eastern Michigan baseball works out of ninth-inning jam for MAC win and more Sunday results
Bases loaded. Two outs. Bottom of the ninth inning.
It’s the kind of situation hitters dream of, but Eastern Michigan sophomore pitcher Kristian Calibuso drew a fly out from Bowling Green designated hitter Matt Pitzulo -- the Falcons’ No. 3 hitter -- to preserve the Eagles’ 5-4 Mid-American Conference road win Sunday.
Calibuso saved a win for sophomore starter Steve Weber, who allowed two runs on five hits through eight innings.
Bowling Green (9-13, 3-3) scored two runs off reliever Joe Battistelli in the bottom of the ninth before Calibuso was called on with two on and no outs to stop the rally.
Dae Bowden, Ben Magsig and Tucker Rubino had two hits apiece for the Eagles (18-10, 5-1). An RBI single by Bowden in the top of the ninth proved to be a valuable insurance run. (Boxscore)
WOMEN’S TENNIS Michigan 7, Wisconsin 0: The shutout win in Madison, Wis., was the 500th win in program history for Michigan. The Wolverines (15-3, 5-0) remain unbeaten in Big Ten play and have outscored their five opponents by a 33-2 score. (Details)
MEN’S TENNIS Minnesota 5, Michigan 2: Evan King (No. 1 singles) and Shaun Bernstein (No. 3) earned the Wolverines’ wins in the loss to the No. 24-ranked Golden Gophers. (Details)
WOMEN’S WATER POLO Michigan 12, Princeton 10: Sophomore Kiki Golden had three goals and two assists as No. 7-ranked Michigan (23-4) completed the round-robin Tiger Tournament with a 3-0 record. Lauren Orth had three assists and scored on a five-meter penalty shot that tied the game at 10-10 with 2:15 remaining. (Details)
MEN'S GOLF LSU Invitational: A season-best sixth-place finish from senior Alexander Sitompul led Michigan to a fourth-place finish in Baton Rouge, La. Host LSU won the 12-team tournament. The Wolverines led the two-day event after 36 holes, but shot a 311 on Sunday to drop to fourth. (Details)
WOMEN’S GOLF Rebel Intercollegiate: Michigan completed its regular season with a seventh-place finish at the 18-team event in Oxford, Miss. Tennessee won with a three-day total of 863, 30 strokes better than second-place Tulsa. Junior Meagan Bauer and senior Min Yean Tan tied for 25th individually for the Wolverines, who play at the Big Ten Championships April 22-24. (Details)
WOMEN’S ROWING Big Ten/ACC Double Dual: Michigan lot both varsity eight races to No. 15 Clemson and No. 2 Virginia in Columbus, Ohio. The No. 12 Wolverines rebounded in the fours and novice boats against Clemson. (Details)