Michigan Baseball (4-3 record) dropped the series finale to Connecticut (3-3) on Sunday by a score of 9-2 down in Port St. Lucie, Florida, giving the Huskies the win in the three-game set and three victories over the Wolverines this season. UConn won in last Sunday’s MLB4 Collegiate Tournament finale in Arizona and also on Friday to open the series.
Junior right-handed pitcher Blake Beers got the start for the Wolverines and went 4.1 innings, allowing four runs (4 ER) on four hits, one walk and struck out three batters. The Huskies had 12 hits on Sunday and did most of their damage in the fourth and fifth innings, scoring two and six runs in the two frames, respectively. Jack White and Isaiah Page were called in to get the final two outs of the fifth inning, but combined for four runs on four hits, which put the deficit at 8-2.
The Michigan bats were mostly cold after pushing across seven runs on Friday and 14 runs in the win on Saturday. Junior outfielder Jordan Nwogu lead the way again with 2-for-5 with a run scored in the sixth and an RBI single in the ninth. Freshman outfielder Clark Elliott had the only other RBI in the game on the single that scored Nwogu in the sixth inning.
UConn’s pitching struck out 13 Michigan batters with the bullpen punching out eight Wolverines in 3.2 innings of work and allowing only a single run on five hits.
Win: Nick Krauth (2-0): 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 3 BB, 5 SO
Loss: Blake Beers (1-1): 4.1 IP, 4 H, 4 R (4 ER), 1 BB, 3 SO
Michigan has now lost three of four games since beginning the season 3-0 over wins over Vanderbilt, Cal Poly and Arizona State. The Wolverines will head back to warm weather next weekend when traveling to San Luis Obispo, California to take on Cal Poly in a rematch of the opening weekend. The Wolverines won the first matchup by a score of 8-5.
Full box scores can be found on MGoBlue.com.