Michigan baseball wins at MSU; U-M softball sweeps OSU and more Saturday results
Kevin Krantz found the perfect time to snap his hitless streak.
The senior first baseman’s pinch-hit single scored Cole Martin with the game-winning run in the Michigan baseball team’s 4-3 win at Michigan State on Saturday.
Krantz, hitless in his previous 16 at bats and batting .056 this season, hit for Brett Winger in the top of the sixth inning with two outs and runners on the corner. He greeted MSU reliever Jeff Kinley with a run-scoring single to right center.
Martin had driven in Will Drake with the game-tying run on a fielder’s choice earlier in the inning.
Sophomore Alex Lakatos took over on the mound for the Wolverines (15-6, 2-3 Big Ten) in the bottom of the inning and blanked the Spartans (18-10, 2-3) on three hits the rest of the way. Freshman Trent Szkutnik, who allowed two earned runs on nine hits over five innings, earned the win.
Dylan Delaney’s two-run single in the fifth inning accounted for Michigan’s other runs.
Michigan State’s Blaise Salter had RBI singles in the second and fourth innings. (Boxscore)
The Wolverines, who beat MSU 4-0 on Friday, will attempt to complete a three-game sweep of their in-state rival at 3 p.m. Sunday at Ray Fisher Stadium. The game will be televised by the Big Ten Network.
Eastern Michigan 13, Western Michigan 9: Brent Ohrman went 4-for-5 and scored five runs and the Eagles capitalized on four WMU errors to score six unearned runs. It was the second straight four-hit game for Ohrman. (Details)
Michigan 11-6, Ohio State 4-5: Amanda Chidester had a three-run double in a five-run second inning that gave the Wolverines control of the first game. Winning pitcher Sara Driesenga allowed four runs on five hits and five walks, and led Michigan’s 16-hit attack with three hits of her own. Both teams scored four runs in the first inning of the second game, including a grand slam by Ohio State’s Evelyn Carrillo. Amy Knapp went 2-for-4 with three RBIs for Michigan (27-10, 7-1). The Wolverines’ sweep, combined with Indiana's sweep of Purdue, put Michigan in first place in the Big Ten standings. (Details)
Western Michigan 7, Eastern Michigan 3: A three-run home run by Tara Buchanan broke a 2-2 tie and led the Broncos to a MAC road win. (Details)
Delaware 11, Michigan 7: Trevor Yealy scored three goals for Michigan (1-10), but Delaware put the game away by scoring the first three goals of the fourth quarter, including two by Nick Diachenko, to take an 11-5 lead. (Details)
Michigan 6, Illinois 1: The No. 15-ranked Wolverines improved to 6-0 in Big Ten play with a lopsided win at the Varsity Tennis Center. (Details)
Women’s water polo
Michigan 12, Bucknell 7; Maryland 10, Michigan 9: The No. 13-ranked Wolverines ended their regular season with a split in College Park, Md. Kiki Golden and Kelsey Nolan each scored three goals on the day. No. 9 Maryland scored its game-winning goal with 25 seconds remaining. (Details)