The Spartans and Chippewas will resume the Clash at Comerica in the fifth inning.
In game two, Chase Rihtarchik went seven innings and allowed just one hit.
Senior Trey Popp threw 3 1/3 innings and earned his first save of the season.
Chase Rihtarchik will start for the Spartans on Wednesday.
A four-run seventh inning propelled the Fighting Irish to the victory.
Red-shirt junior adds depth to the pitching staff.
2012 (SOPHOMORE): Did not see game action.
2011 (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Made 11 appearances as a red-shirt freshman, including four starts . . . went 1-4 with a 6.59 ERA in 27.1 innings pitched . . . started against Illinois in the Big Ten Championhip Game, but took the loss (2.2 IP, 4 ER, 3 H) . . . picked up his first collegiate win in a start at Central Michigan on May 11, giving up two runs and seven hits while striking out three in 5.0 innings . . . struck out a season-high five in 4.0 innings at Western Michigan (5/4).
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner at Brother Rice High School . . . in 2007 he was the winning pitcher in the Catholic League championship game . . . helped the Warriors to a 29-9 record and state championship as a junior in 2008 . . . as a senior, he was recognized by ESPN Rise as an All-Area Top Pitcher.
RIHTARCHIK'S CAREER STATS
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