Ohio State and Michigan split a doubleheader Saturday in Ann Arbor. It was all Wolverines in the first game, 6-1 (Box Score), with the Buckeyes claiming a win in the top of the seventh for 3-2 win in game two (Box Score). The win by the Buckeyes snapped a string of 11 consective regular season losses to Michigan.
Ryan Meade's sacrifice gave the Buckeyes a 1-0 lead in the first inning of game one. They maintained the lead until Michigan scored two in the fifth and four more in the sixth. Dan DeLucia last 3.0 innings and did not allow a run on one hit and struck out three. Alex Wimmers pitched the final 3.0 innings, allowing all six runs on five hits. He struck out one but walked five in falling to 0-2.
Ohio State had just four hits and committed three errors. Michigan had seven hits and one error.
In game two, the Buckeyes scored twice in the first thanks to RBI by Justin Miller and Meade. Michigan tied the game in the bottom of the fifth. The first run scored on a balk but Mike Dufek doubled in the tying run.
Justin Miller drove in the winning run in the top of the seventh inning for his second RBI of the game. Ohio State had eight hits and benefited from four Michigan errors.
Dean Wolosiansky pitched 6.2 innings and allowed both runs on four hits. He struck out three but walked four before handing the ball to Eric Best who got the final out to earn his sixth save of the season. Wolo improved to 7-2.
Ohio State is now 24-20 overall and 11-11 in the Big Ten. The Wolverines are 33-11, 19-4.
The teams close out the series Sunday with a single, nine-inning game at 1:05 p.m.
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