Sees a career-high 4 hits to help Michigan beat Indiana
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Cody Jefferis went 3 for 5 with a double and three RBI, Mitch Voit went 4 for 5 at the plate and pitched 5 2/3 innings in his first career start and Michigan beat the lead No. 2 Indiana 13-6 on Friday in a playoff game at the Big Ten tournament.
Sixth-seeded Michigan (28-27) takes on third-seeded Iowa — which beat the Wolverines 13-3 in the first round and beat Indiana 9-4 in the second round — on Saturday in the semis -final.
Voit (4-1), the Big Ten rookie of the year, allowed just eight runners on base — six singles, one walk and one hit per pitch — and allowed three runs (two earned) with five strikeouts.
Jefferis tied with a walk, stole the second and then scored when Tito Flores extended his hitting streak to 19 games with an RBI single late in the third. Voit’s RBI single capped the inning to make it 3-0.
Dylan Stanton, Jonathan Kim and Ted Burton all scored twice in the fourth inning as Michigan extended their lead to 7-1.
Michigan opened the scoring in the sixth inning. Voit tied his previous career high with his third hit of the game before Jack Van Remortel and Dylan Stanton followed with back-to-back RBI singles for a 9-3 lead. Michigan’s fourth hit in the inning, by Jonathan Kim, loaded the bases and Gabe Sotres was hit by a pitch to make it 10-3.
Stanton, who entered the game with just six hits in 34 at bats this season, tied his career high with four hits, including a bunt single in the sixth inning. The junior, whose first brace sparked Michigan’s fourth three-pointer, had his first extra hit of the season.
Phillip Glasser went 3 for 5 with — including an RBI single to bring Indiana (41-18) to the board in the fifth inning. His one-out single in the seventh was followed three pitches later by Bobby Whalen’s two-run shot to put the Hoosiers up 10-6, but they didn’t get closer.
Jefferis hit a brace clearing goals late in the eighth to cap the scoring.