Indiana jumps on Michigan baseball early; U-M advances in men's, women's Big Ten tennis tournaments and more Friday results
The Indiana baseball team took early control with three runs in the first inning and cruised to an 8-1 win against Michigan Friday night at Ray Fisher Stadium.
The Hoosiers (20-23, 7-6 Big Ten) added a pair of runs in the second and third innings while battering Michigan (17-25, 4-9) starter Brandon Sinnery for seven runs on 10 hits over six innings.
Indiana starter Joey DeNato allowed five hits and struck out a school record 12 Michigan batters through eight innings. The Wolverines’ lone run came on a Eric Jacobson RBI single in the second inning.
Indiana’s Kyle Schwarber went 4-for-4 with a home run and scored three times. (Boxscore)
The teams will play again Saturday (6:05 p.m.) and Sunday (1:05 p.m.).
Northern Illinois 1, Eastern Michigan 0: EMU’s Neil Butara lost a pitcher’s duel when the Eagles committed a pair of ninth inning errors and the visiting Huskies capitalized for an unearned run. Butara allowed three hits and struck out four. Northern Illinois’ Taylor Nawrocki allowed just two hits over eight innings to earn the win. Kyle Glancy picked up a save with one hitless inning of relief. (Details)
Eastern Michigan 5, Akron 4 (10 inn.); Akron 4, Eastern Michigan 3: EMU’s Nellie Coquillard scored on a wild pitch to end the extra-inning opener. Coquillard and Courtney Nicholson each had two hits in the game. Akron scored three runs in the first inning to take early control of the second game. (Details)
Michigan 4, Michigan State 1: The Wolverines wrapped up their Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal win before No. 1 singles player Evan King, named the Big Ten Player of the Year on Thursday, completed his match. Michigan has beaten MSU 10 straight times and is 95-19 against the Spartans overall, according to MGoBlue.com. The No. 2-seeded Wolverines face No. 3 Illinois in a semifinal at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. (Details)
Michigan 4, Indiana 2: The No 15-ranked Wolverines advanced in a Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal and will face Illinois in a Saturday semifinal. (Details)
Bowling Green 4, Eastern Michigan 0: The Eagles were swept in the opening round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament. (Details)
Women’s water polo
Michigan 12, Bucknell 8: Kim Golden scored four goals to lead the No. 10-ranked Wolverines to a CWPA Eastern Championship quarterfinal win. Top seed Michigan will face Maryland in a semifinal at 7:20 p.m. Saturday. (Details)
Big Ten Championships: Michigan is in fourth place and senior Megan Bauer is sixth individually after the first round in French Lick, Ind. Ohio State and Michigan State are tied for the lead. (Details)
MAC Championships: Eastern Michigan’s Shannon Warner shot a 73 and is in second place tie after the first round of play in Fishers, Ind. The Eagles are in fourth place in the team standings, trailing leaders Ball State by 12 strokes. (Details)
Big Ten Championships: Michigan is tied for 10th place, 45 strokes behind leader Illinois, after two rounds in French Lick, Ind. The Wolverines’ Matt Thompson is tied for fifth individually with a two-round total of 147. The tournament continues through Sunday. (Details)
Penn Relays: Michigan’s Zack Ornelas finished sixth in the 1,000-meter steeplechase and Bobby Aprill, a Dexter High School graduate, was 20th in the 5,000 run in the first of the three-day event. (Details)
Drake Relays: Michigan’s Mary Grace Pellegrini was eighth in the 5,000-meter run. (Details)