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Michigan Wolverines

Big Ten (33-21, 15-8)

 

 Big Wins: 3/3 at Stanford (5-0), 4/28 at Iowa (10-2), 5/13 Illinois (5-4)

Bad Losses: 2/25 vs Cal Poly (1-8), 3/10 at Lipscomb (4-7), 5/4 at Rutgers (9-15)

Coach: Erik Bakich

 

Key Field Players:

Jonathan Engelmann, Junior, OF, .351 BA, 29 RBI, 21 SB

Jordan Nwogu, Freshman, OF, .349 BA, 6 HR, 29 RBI, 11 SB

Jesse Franklin, Freshman, OF, .327 BA, 10 HR, 47 RBI

Dominic Clementi, Sophomore, OF, .368 BA, 29 RBI

Ako Thomas, Junior, IF, .272 BA, 22 RBI, 15 SB

 

Key Pitchers:

Tommy Henry, Sophomore, P, 3.09 ERA, 7-3 W/L, 81.2 IP, 77 SO

Karl Kauffmann, Sophomore, P, 3.08 ERA, 6-3 W/L, 79.0 IP, 78 SO

Ben Dragani, Freshman, P, 2.76 ERA, 6-2 W/L, 75.0 IP, 54 SO

 

By the Numbers:

Batting Average: .277 (93rd in nation, 4th in conference)

Double Plays per Game: 0.88 (50, 4)

Doubles per Game: 1.84 (73, 4)

Earned Run Average: 3.47 (25, 3)

Fielding Percentage: .961 (245, 10)

Home Runs per Game: 0.65 (159, 8)

Scoring Offense: 6.5 (60, 4)

Slugging Percentage: .403 (116, 7)

Stolen Bases per Game: 1.75 (19, 3)

Triples per Game: 0.24 (116, 5)

 

Recent Postseason Appearances:

 

2017 Regional lost to FGCU, eliminated by North Carolina
2015 Regional defeated Bradley, lost to Louisville, defeated Bradley, eliminated by Louisville
2008 Regional defeated Kentucky, lost to Arizona, eliminated by Kentucky
2007 Regional defeated Memphis, defeated Vanderbilt, lost to Vanderbilt, defeated Vanderbilt
2007 Super Regional eliminated by Oregon State
2006 Regional lost to Vanderbilt, defeated Stetson, eliminated by Vanderbilt
2005 Regional lost to South Carolina, defeated Furman, eliminated by South Carolina
1999 Regional lost to Cal State Fullerton, defeated Creighton, defeated Notre Dame, eliminated by Cal State Fullerton

 

*all team stats through 5/20

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