The Wolverines defeated Central Michigan on Tuesday, 9-7.
Junior right fielder Johnny Slater, who made his first home start of the season, made a powerful impression when he crushed the ball for a two-run double off the left center field wall in the second inning.
Michigan defeated the Chippewas in the two games the teams played against each other last year, 5-3 and 6-5, respectively.
Bruder nailed a 1-1 pitch up the middle to drive junior Carmen Benedetti home for the game-winning run.
The 23rd-ranked Wolverines continued their momentum to win both games on the day.
The 23rd-ranked Wolverines used a six-run eighth inning to propel themselves to a 10-2 victory over Illinois-Chicago.
The Daily breaks down the teams that will compete for the coveted Big Ten title.
While the Michigan baseball team lost some firepower from last year’s offense that won the Big Ten Tournament, there is still considerable talent on the roster.
Through a steady approach on the field and endless work ethic this season, Wenson has avoided the mental peaks and valleys, which has taken his game to the next level.
Erik Bakich's team is prepared to take another step forward in his fourth season.