Wolverines to Return Home, Host Hoosiers in Three-Game Weekend Series

Wolverines to Return Home, Host Hoosiers in Three-Game Weekend Series

5/3/2022 2:17:00 PM

// Kurt Svoboda

THIS WEEK
Friday, May 6 — vs. Indiana (Wilpon Complex), 6 pm
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Saturday, May 7 — vs. Indiana (Wilpon Complex), 2 pm
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Sunday, May 8 — vs. Indiana (Wilpon Complex), 1 pm
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The University of Michigan baseball team returns home to the Wilpon Complex, home of Ray Fisher Stadium, this weekend as the Wolverines host Indiana University in a three-game series from Friday-Sunday (May 6-8). All of the games will be broadcast live on B1G+.

This will be UM’s first action of the week after its non-conference matchup against Youngstown State on Tuesday (May 3) was canceled.

The Week That Was

• Michigan dropped two of three games at Purdue last weekend, losing the first two games before storming back to take game three. Chase Allen dazzled on the mound in the final game, allowing just one earned run and five hits in eight innings of work to earn his sixth team-leading win of the year against no losses. Joe Stewart punctuated a six-run second inning with a three-run home run, and Dylan Stanton connected on his first collegiate homer as part of a 4-for-5 night at the plate.

Stanton was 6-for-7 batting during the weekend as he also collected pinch-hit single in each of the first two games of the series.

The Indiana Series

• Michigan leads 135-75 in the all-time series. The Wolverines have won three of the last four meetings, including a pair of home wins last season.

Scouting the Hoosiers

• Indiana took two of three games from Illinois last weekend, and enters its series against Michigan at 20-24 overall and 6-9 in the Big Ten. IU has won four of its last six weekend-series games to build some momentum.

• The Hoosiers are led by Phillip Glasser’s .340 batting average, while Matthew Ellis (.274) and Carter Mathison (.265) provide the power with 14 and 13 home runs, respectively. Bobby Whalen (.330) leads the way on the base paths with 21 steals in 23 attempts.

About the Wolverines

• Michigan has had 12 players selected in the MLB Draft over the past four years. The Wolverines led all college programs in players drafted in the opening three rounds 2019 and 2020, and in 2017, Michigan had the most overall draft choices of any college program when 11 players were selected.

• In 2020, the Maize and Blue become the first school from the Big Ten Conference to earn Baseball America’s No. 1 overall ranking, which came in the second week of the following season wins over then No. 2 Vanderbilt and No. 2 9 Arizona State.

• In 2019, Michigan advanced to the national championship game in Omaha in its eighth overall appearance in the College World Series. The Wolverines have two national championships to their credit (1953 and 1962).

Up Next

Tuesday, May 10 — vs. Xavier (Wilpon Complex), 6 pm

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