May 21, 1999
Notes – Illinois
Todd McClure has 254 career hits and now needs just three morehits to bypass Brian McClure for third place on the all-timehitting list.
Chris Basak has now reached base safely in 38 straight games.
Jon Andersons eight-game hitting streak was snapped tonight.
Jeff Gertz has reached base safely in all seven trips to the platein the Big Ten Tournament (six hits, one walk).
Illinois ends an eight-game winning streak with tonights defeat.
Quotes – Illinois
Coach Itch Jones
“We played very well. We got outstanding pitching. We just didnt get the 27th out. These games are tough but this is baseball.”
“It is not over until you get the last out. They got two hits and just didnt get it done.”
Notes – Michigan
David Parrish extended his hitting streak to eight games. Henow has nine home runs this season.
Brian Besco notched his third double of the weekend and his 22nd ofthe season. He now leads the team for the second straight season.In 1997 he had 26 doubles.
Besco is six-for-nine for the weekend with tonights double, tripleand home run. The team is 10-2 when he starts.
Bonner now has a save and a win this weekend.
The win marks the first time this season the Wolverines have wonwhen trailing in the ninth inning.
Quotes – Michigan
Coach Geoff Zahn
“Bryce deserved to win this game. He was 6-0 in the Big Ten and 8-1 overall. He has kept us in games all season.”
“Our guys have tremendous heart. Many times these games dont go our way. However, our kids have fought until the last out these past few days.”
“You dream about this kind of finish on the last out. He threw me a fastball and I saw it really well.”
Big Ten Baseball Tournament