Michigan wins baseball series at Iowa, EMU's Sarah Johnson tops at MAC golf finals and more Sunday results
Michigan junior pitcher Brandon Sinnery earned his second straight complete game victory, striking out seven Iowa batters in a 5-2 Big Ten baseball win in Iowa City on Sunday.
Sinnery, who recorded the Wolverines’ only shutout of the season last week against Illinois, allowed eight hits and two walks.
The Hawkeyes (15-22, 4-8) scored single runs in the first and fifth innings.
Kevin Krantz’s two-out, two-run single in the second inning gave Michigan (13-25, 6-6) a 3-1 lead. Krantz (3-for-4) would double and score one of the Wolverines’ two ninth-inning insurance runs. (Boxscore)
The Wolverines took two of three games from the Hawkeyes this weekend, their second straight series win, to reach .500 in Big Ten play. They’re now in a five-way tie for fourth place at the halfway point of the conference season, according to MGoBlue.com.
MORE BASEBALL Eastern Michigan 13, Western Michigan 4: Matt Hitt (3 RBIs) and Ben Magsig (2 RBIs, 2 runs) had three hits apiece to help the Eagles complete a weekend series sweep in Kalamazoo. Zack Leonard went 2-for-5 and scored four times for the Eagles and Joe Battistelli earned the win after 5 2/3 scoreless innings of relief work. (Details)
Eastern Michigan at Ohio: Canceled because of unplayable field conditions.
WOMEN’S GOLF Big Ten Championships: Michigan finished eighth at the 72-hole tournament that concluded Sunday at Lake Shore Country Club in Glencoe, Ill. Junior Meagan Bauer and freshman Alyssa Shimel were the Wolverines’ top individual finishes, tied for 14th place. Michigan State won the team title, beating Purdue by five strokes. Purdue’s Numa Gulyanamitta shot a 1-under 287 to win individual honors. (Details)
MAC Championships: Eastern Michigan sophomore Sarah Johnson is the Mid-American Conference’s individual medalist and the Eagles claimed a program-best second-place finish at Longaberger Golf Club in Nashport, Ohio. Johnson shot an even-par 216, including a 1-under 71 during Sunday’s final round, to win the individual title by seven strokes. (Details)
WOMEN’S TRACK Jesse Owens Classic: Michigan sophomore Erin Pendleton won the discus and competed in the shot put (10th) and hammer throw (14th) in Columbus, Ohio. (Details)
MEN’S GOLF Robert Kepler Intercollegiate: Eastern Michigan finished ninth at the 11-team tournament in Columbus, Ohio. Eagles’ freshman Brian Churchill-Smith finished in a tie for 20th place, his fifth top-20 performance this season. (Details)