On March 14, the Michigan baseball team lost to the NAIA's Lawrence Tech. Or, as coach Eric Bakich describes it, they didn't just lose, they were “totally outplayed.” The loss dropped the Wolverines to 4-11, two losses and 38 wins short of their 2017 totals.
Fourteen days later, the loss total remains mired at 11 — and zero in Big Ten play — as Michigan is riding a nine-game win streak.
“At 4-10, everything is an area for improvement,” Bakich said after the previous loss, to Lipscomb in Nashville.
Last June, Michigan coach Erik Bakich watched as a program-record 11 players were drafted to the MLB. It was a milestone moment to cap off the fifth season of his tenure in Ann Arbor that has included five winning seasons, two NCAA Tournament appearances and a Big Ten Tournament championship.
“We want everyone to have the opportunity to play professional baseball,” Bakich said. “We don’t hide from it, we don’t shy away from it. We want every player in our program to play pro ball.”