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Posted on Fri, Mar 23, 2012 : 7:23 p.m.

Michigan baseball team loses home opener in extra innings

By Chris Asadian

After tying the game in the bottom of the ninth and 10th innings, the Michigan baseball team had no answer for a two-run home run by IUPU-Fort Wayne's Carter DeBoe and the Wolverines lost their home opener, 8-6, on Friday at Ray Fisher Stadium.

Michigan rallied for four runs in the bottom of the ninth to force extra innings.

Sophomore outfielder Michael O'Neill tied the game at 5-5 with a single to left that scored pinch runner Derek Dennis. Both teams added a run in the tenth inning.

O'Neill had three hits and two RBIs for Michigan (9-12) and freshman Will Drake drove in two runs on two hits.

The teams continue their weekend series with 1:05 p.m. games on Saturday and Sunday.