Well, it’s that time of year again. Basketball has just finished up its season and Jim Harbaugh’s spring game has passed, so fans are left searching for fresh content.
That’s exactly what I have for you. Fresh content. There is no need to look any further than the diamond, where Michigan Baseball amidst the middle of the season. The boys in the maize and blue are off to a scorching hot start this season, already reaching 30 wins on the year.
Three years ago, Michigan was an afterthought in the B1G, which is not often known for its baseball. Then, the year after the Wolverines took everyone by storm and won the B1G tournament to get an auto-bid into the NCAA’s where they eventually fell to Louisville in the Regionals. Last year however, after a great start and a national ranking, Michigan fell apart and failed to make the tournament. You could say they were snubbed, but they were not playing good baseball at the time. This year however, they are taking no prisoners, and are off to a 30-7 start to the season!
The boys have ran roughshod through Big Ten play winning every series except for one, losing on the road to Maryland in 2-of-3 games. Some might say Michigan plays in a weak conference, so why buy any hype? Well, how does sweeping national power #18 Oklahoma sound? Not just winning, but drubbing Oklahoma in each game this past weekend.
In its past 14 games, Michigan has scored in double figures seven times, posting a 13-1 record. This team is rolling and getting better. They are getting it down at the beginning of games as well. Michigan is now 15-0 when leading after the first inning, an incredible example of this season’s success.
As far as postseason implications are concerned, unless they lose out, they’re making the tournament. They host Indiana this weekend out at Wilpon Complex. Indiana just took 2-of-3 from Minnesota, who like Michigan and Maryland, are fighting for the conference crown. There is about a month left until the conference tournament, so if Michigan continues this hot streak and runs the table in Bloomington during the tournament, I believe they will get to host regionals — a huge step in the right direction for the program.
Keep up with fresh baseball content on TBHR in the coming weeks, and come back next week for a recap of the past weeks action!
And as always, Go Blue.