Michigan Baseball Roundup: Wolverines take series against Cal Poly

Breaking down Michigan baseball’s weekend, as the Wolverines take 2 of 3 from Cal Poly.

The Michigan baseball team has been doing a lot of traveling over the first few weeks of the season. Their weekend travels took them to California to take on the Cal Poly Mustangs. It was a good weekend for the Wolverines as they won 2 of 3 games. That brings their record against Cal Poly to 3-1 on the season.

In the first game of the series, Michigan baseball sent Jeff Criswell to the mound. He did what he does best throwing 7 2/3 innings of two-run ball. He gave up two runs in the first inning but settled in nicely after that. Criswell was able to keep the Wolverines in it as they had a quiet night at the plate.

The game headed to extras after the Cal Poly scored a run in the bottom the ninth to tie the game. The Wolverines scratched across a run in the top of the 10th inning and Weston closed the door. Game 1 went to the Wolverines.

The second game was much like the first because their wasn’t much offense from either side. The two pitching staffs looked great again trading pitch for pitch. Michigan baseball was able to get on the board in the seventh inning courtesy of an RBI double from Riley Bertram. The scoring didn’t stop as the Wolverines added three more runs in the frame.

The bullpen was unable to hold that lead as the Mustangs scored in the ninth inning for the second consecutive game. The game headed to extras where the Mustangs would get the walk-off victory to even the series.

The rubber match did not feature any free baseball but it did feature a lot of Blake Beers. The right-hander, Beers, went eight innings only allowing one earned run. He was sensational for the Blue Crew, earning his second win of the season. Nwogu and Blomgren combined for 7 hits.

Up Next

Michigan is staying in The Golden State for their next game. The Wolverines take on Stanford tomorrow night looking to keep the momentum going from the weekend.