Now that is how you start a season right there. Down 5-2 to start the 8th inning, Michigan loads the bases, scores three runs to tie. Burgoon comes in to shut down the USF lineup in the top of the 9th. We get a lead off double to start the ninth. Kenny Fellows gets just enough of the ball to score the runner from second on a ground ball up the middle. Game over, pandemonium on the Michigan side of the stands (I can imagine), Michigan Wins! Michigan Wins!
The game started out pretty ugly. Fetter was roughed up early, giving up 3 runs in the first two innings. Baserunning was another area we looked pretty bad in. We were picked off twice by USF starter Randy Fontanez, and we should have been picked off in the 8th, but two bad throws lead to the game tying run coming across the plate.
Things worked out well though. The bullpen looked good, only giving up 2 runs in 4 innings. Jake McLouth (brother of major leaguer Nate McLouth) knocked his first career home run in his first career at bat. The corner outfielders (Urban and Fellows) went 5/6 at the plate with several RBIs, even Lamarre in center added a key RBI single.
All in all, we looked damn good. I’ll recap the whole weekend on Monday, and take a look at some of the stats a little more in depth. Now we wait until tomorrow when we face Purdue at 11am.