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Posted on Fri, May 6, 2011 : 11:05 p.m.

Michigan baseball loses to Minnesota, EMU baseball win streak snapped and more Friday results

By Staff

The Michigan baseball team lost its seventh straight Big Ten Conference series-opening game Friday night, dropping a 4-1 decision to Minnesota at Ray Fisher Stadium.

The Golden Gophers (16-19, 9-7) took the lead for good on Nick O’Shea’s two-run home run in the top of the fourth inning. Michigan (15-29, 6-10) had tied the game at 1-1 on an RBI groundout by Michael O’Neill in the bottom of the third.

Minnesota’s T.J. Oakes earned the win after limiting the Wolverines to four hits through 6 2/3 innings.

Michigan starer Brandon Sinnery allowed eight hits and three earned runs with six strikeouts. (Boxscore)

The teams play again at 1 p.m. Saturday.

MORE BASEBALL Northern Illinois 4, Eastern Michigan 3: The Eagles’ 11-game winning streak, tied for the longest active streak in the nation, ended with an Alex Jones RBI double in the ninth inning at Oestrike Stadium. A win would have tied the school record of 12 straight wins set in 1970. Brent Ohrman drove in a pair of runs for Eastern. (Details)

SOFTBALL Eastern Michigan 12-2, Buffalo 0-1: The Eagles (25-15, 11-7) clinched a spot in the MAC Tournament for the first time since 2007 with a doubleheader sweep. The Eagles hit seven doubles in the first game, a new team record, and Sarah Gerber added a two-run home run in the fourth inning of the five-inning game. Henna Ignowski allowed three hits and struck out four in the win. In the second game, Lauren Wells limited Buffalo to five hits and Gerber drove in the game-winning run with a third-inning double. (Details)

WOMEN’S GOLF NCAA Central Regional: Michigan is in 17th place after the second of three rounds at Warren Golf Course in South Bend, Ind. Eight teams and two individuals will advance from each NCAA regional. (Details)

MEN’S TRACK Len Paddock Invitational: Michigan’s Austin DeWildt (pole vault), Ali Arastu (400 hurdles) and Brandon Blacklaws (1,500 run) won events in the first day of the two-day event at Ferry Field. Eastern Michigan’s Donald Scott won the triple jump. (Results)

WOMEN’S TRACK Len Paddock Invitational: Kiley Tobel (pole vault) and Jennifer Neville (400 hurdles) won events for Michigan. The Wolverines’ men’s and women’s teams conclude their outdoor season with the completion of the Len Paddock Invite on Saturday. (Results)