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Posted on Wed, Apr 4, 2012 : 10:06 p.m.

Five-run inning leads MSU to 6-1 baseball win at EMU; Michigan tops CMU

By Melanie Maxwell

There’ll be no sweep of the state’s Big Ten schools for the Eastern Michigan baseball team.

A five-run sixth inning snapped a 1-1 tie and led Michigan State to a 6-1 win against the Eagles Wednesday night at Oestrike Stadium.

Eastern Michigan, which beat Michigan 12-2 last week, went 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position against the Spartans.

Brent Ohrman, named the Mid-American Male Scholar Athlete of the Week earlier in the day, went 2-for-4 with a double a stolen base. He scored the Eagles’ lone run on an Austin Williams single in the second inning, but was thrown out at the plate trying to score on a passed ball in the fourth inning.

The Spartans (18-8) had four of their nine hits and drew three free passes from EMU relievers Taylor Dimmerling and Collin Taylor in their sixth-inning rally. Joel Fisher, John Martinez and Ryan Jones had RBI singles in the inning.

Torsten Boss (2-for-4) hit a solo home run for Michigan State in the fourth inning. Trey Popp earned the win with two innings of one-hit relief work.

EMU (10-18) used seven pitchers in the mid-week, non-conference game. Dimmerling, charged with three of the Spartans’ runs, took the loss. (Boxscore)

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Michigan 7, Central Michigan 2: The Wolverines (13-16) scored five runs in the first inning to take early control of the non-conference game. Sophomore Cole Martin had a two-run single in the rally, which included four walks and three wild pitches by CMU starter Matt Trowbridge and a throwing error on the Chippewas. Huron High School graduate James Borque started and picked up the win for the Wolverines. Michigan and Michigan State play a weekend series beginning with a 5:35 p.m. game Friday at Ray Fisher Stadium. (Details)

U-M (13-16), CMU (12-17) Next U-M Event: Friday, April 6 -- vs. Michigan State (Wilpon Complex), 5:35 p.m.