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Michigan rallies in ninth inning to grab Saturday win over Minnesota

The Wolverines’ bats were quiet, but did enough when it counted.

Anytime there is an offensive explosion in a baseball game, it seems like water violently finds its level the next day. The Michigan Wolverines dealt with that in the first eight innings of the second game of the weekend against Minnesota after scoring 21 runs on Friday.

The bats warmed up once again in the ninth, as the Wolverines (17-7) scored four runs to grab a 4-0 victory over the Gophers (4-19) on Saturday afternoon.

First baseman Ted Burton hit a two-run home run to left field in the top of the ninth to give Michigan its first lead of the day. Jordon Rogers and Christian Molfetta added RBIs of their own afterward to give Michigan its first and final lead of the afternoon.

Cameron Weston got the start on the mound for the Wolverines and was outstanding. He finished the afternoon with eight strikeouts, one walk and six hits allowed in seven innings of work. Willie Weiss slammed the door on Minnesota’s efforts to score by striking out all five batters he faced without allowing a baserunner.

Michigan will look to close out the series sweep on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET in a game that will be broadcast via Big Ten Network+.