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Big Sixth Inning Propels Wolverines to Victory Over Bradley


ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A four-run sixth inning and a strong start from Connor O’Halloran pushed the University of Michigan baseball team to a win over Bradley on Friday afternoon (March 17) at the Wilpon Complex, home of Ray Fisher Stadium.

Michigan (8-9) took the lead in the first inning, which started with a Cody Jefferis single on the first pitch of the game. Jefferis moved around the bases courtesy of a Tito Flores hit by pitch, a Ted Burton sacrifice bunt and scored when Joe Longo singled through the right side, but the scoring ended there and the Wolverines held a 1-0 lead after one.

The lead did not last for long as Bradley tied the game after a walk, a stolen base and an error on a third strike allowed the runner to score.

Bradley (5-8) loaded the bases with no outs in the top of the fourth, but O’Halloran got out of the jam with three consecutive strikeouts and bring his strikeout total up to eight.

The Michigan offense got its bats going in the fourth inning to pull ahead of the Braves. Jonathan Kim doubled to left field to advance Jack Van Remortel, who reached on a fielder’s choice, to third. Jefferis picked up his third hit of the game and added two RBIs as both Kim and Van Remortel came around to score. One batter later, Greg Pace Jr. reached on an error and later scored along with Jefferis when Burton singled to right field. After six innings, U-M led 5-1.

Tracy Smith went to his bullpen in the top of the seventh, with Noah Rennard coming on for…

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