Michigan baseball shut out by Purdue; U-M women's tennis advances in NCAAs and more Friday results
Purdue pitcher Joe Haase threw a four-hit shutout and the No. 15-ranked Boilermakers opened a three-game series with a 4-0 win against Michigan Friday in West Lafayette, Ind.
The win was a program-best 38th of the season for Purdue and left the Boilermakers one win shy of clinching at least a share of their first Big Ten title since 1909.
With Michigan trailing 1-0, Biondi was stranded at third base after his sixth-inning triple. Purdue answered with a pair of runs in the bottom of the inning on a Kevin Plawecki solo home run and a David Miller (3-for-3) RBI single.
Barrett Serrato added a solo home run for Purdue in the eighth inning. (Boxscore)
The teams meet again at noon Saturday and at 1 p.m. Sunday. Saturday’s game will be broadcast by the Big Ten Network.
Buffalo 18, Eastern Michigan 3: Dan Scahill and River McWilliams had three hits and three RBIs apiece to lead the Bulls (15-30, 8-13), who finished with 28 hits. EMU (22-25, 12-10) starter Neil Butara allowed eight runs on eight hits in 2 2/3 innings. Matt Hitt went 2-for-3 with two RBIs for the Eagles. (Details)
NCAA Ann Arbor Regional: No. 15-ranked Michigan beat Illinois-Chicago 4-0 on its Varsity Tennis Center courts, advancing to Saturday’s 1 p.m. second-round match against No. 19 Texas A&M. The Wolverines won the doubles point and then got singles wins from Emina Bektas (No. 1), Mimi Nguyen (No. 3) and Michelle Sulahian (No. 5) to complete the sweep. Once a win is secured, remaining matches are abandoned. Texas A&M beat LSU, 4-1. (Details)
NCAA Central Regional: Michigan remains in 15th place at the 24-team tournament after 36 holes at Ohio State’s Scarlet Course. Friday’s round of 316 gave the Wolverines a two-day score of 631, 43 strokes behind USC (588). Vanderbilt (600) and Virginia (604) follow in the team standings. Sophomore Alyssa Shimel had Michigan’s best round, shooting a 5-over 77. Yugene Lee (74-79—153) is tied for 33rd overall. USC’s Lisa McCloskey (73-68—141) is the individual leader. (Details)
Men's track and field
MAC Championships: Eastern Michigan is in third place after two days. The meet concludes Saturday at Central Michigan. (Details)
Women's track and field
MAC Championships: Eastern Michigan is in fifth place after two days of the three-day competition. (Details)