April 28, 2007
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Michigan won both ends of a doubleheader over the Michigan State baseball team Saturday afternoon at Ray Fisher Stadium. The Wolverines took game one, 8-0, and won the second game, 10-4.
In the first game, sophomore left-hander Mike Wilson of Michigan threw a two-hit, complete-game shutout, improving his record to 7-0 for the season. MSU was limited to an infield single in the third by Dennis Jones and a Chris Roberts single in the sixth.
Meanwhile, the Wolverines (28-8, 14-1 Big Ten) took an early lead as Nate Recknagel powered a two-run shot to left in the bottom of the first.
MSU starter Jon Kibler (3-5) held Michigan off the next two innings, but in the fourth, the Wolverines struck again with four more runs, extending their lead to 6-0. Kevin Cislo and Eric Rose each drove in two runs for Michigan in the inning.
U of M added solo runs in the fifth and sixth innings to make the final 8-0.
In the second game, Sean Walker gave the Spartans (15-21, 6-12) a quick lead with a solo homer to left field in the top of the second, his second of the season and 21st of his career.
The lead was short lived as Michigan bounced back with three runs in the bottom half of the inning.
The Wolverines put the game out of reach with six runs in the third, including a grand slam by Eric Rose.
MSU cut the lead to 9-4 with two runs in the fifth, as Walker and Roberts collected back-to-back, run-scoring hits. Walker went 2-for-3 in the game, and has three doubles in the series. Roberts also went 2-for-3.
Andrew Hess (6-0) picked up the win for U of M, while John Dwan (3-5) took the loss. Hess allowed four runs, all earned, on seven hits and four strikeouts in 6.0 innings.
The series concludes Sunday afternoon at Oldsmobile Park; first pitch is set for 1:05 p.m.