Michigan baseball loses home opener to Michigan State and more Friday results
Michigan State right fielder Torsten Boss went 3-for-5 with three runs and two RBIs as the Spartans spoiled the Michigan baseball team’s home opener with a 9-3 win at Ray Fisher Stadium on Friday.
Michigan starter Tyler Mills allowed one earned run over 5 1/3 innings, but left the game trailing 4-3 thanks to three Wolverines errors.
The Spartans (13-5) tacked on five more runs against Michigan (6-1) reliever Ben Ballantine.
Jeff Holm added three hits for Michigan State, including a second-inning double that was the only extra base hit of the day. The Spartans had 11 singles.
Anthony Toth and Kevin Krantz each had two of Michigan’s eight hits. (Boxscore)
The teams continue their three-game non-conference series at 1 p.m. Saturday at Michigan State’s McLane Stadium. They return to Ann Arbor for a 1 p.m. game on Sunday.
MORE BASEBALL Eastern Michigan 11, Buffalo 2: The Eagles cruised in their home opener, with Ken Battiston and Kyle Klein each recording three of Eastern’s 18 hits. Daniel Russell had two hits and three RBIs. (Details)
MEN’S SWIMMING NCAA Championships: Kyle Whitaker, looking to extend Michigan’s four-year winning streak in the 400-yard individual medley, clinched a spot in an 'A' final of the event with a third-place finish in the preliminaries. Dan Madwed also earned a spot in the ‘A’ finals of the 100-yard butterfly. The meet continues Saturday in Minneapolis. (Details)
MEN’S TENNIS Michigan 6, Purdue 1: The No. 18-ranked Wolverines cruised to a Big Ten win in West Lafayette. (Details)
WOMEN’S TENNIS Eastern Michigan 6, Ball State 1: The Eagles gain some confidence heading into Saturday’s match against two-time defending MAC champion Miami. (Details)
WOMEN’S TRACK FSU Relays: Michigan’s Allison Liske won the discus on the first day of the two-day event at Florida State. (Details)
MEN’S TRACK FSU Relays: Michigan took the top six places in the 400-meter dash, won by Nick Neuman. The Wolverines’ Zach Ornelas won the 3,000-meter steeplechase. (Details)
MEN’S GOLF Florida Atlantic Spring Break Championship: Eastern Michigan is 16th in the 17-team field. (Details)