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 straightgames.
%^$ Jon Andersons eight-game hitting streak was snappedtonight.
%^$ Jeff Gertz has reached base safely in all seven trips to theplate in%^$the Big Ten Tournament (six hits, one walk).
%^$ Illinois ends an eight-game winning streak with tonightsdefeat.%^$

%^$Quotes – Illinois%^$

%^$Coach Itch Jones
%^$”We played very well. We got outstanding pitching. We just didnt get%^$the 27th out. These games are tough but this is baseball.”%^$

%^$Dan O’Neill
%^$”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 his22nd of%^$the season. He now leads the team for the second straightseason. In%^$1997 he had 26 doubles.
%^$ Besco is six-for-nine for the weekend with tonights double,triple%^$and home run. The team is 10-2 when he starts.
%^$ Bonner now has a save and a win this weekend.
%^$ The win marks the first time this season the Wolverines havewon when%^$trailing in the ninth inning.%^$

%^$Quotes – Michigan%^$

%^$Coach Geoff Zahn
%^$”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%^$days.”%^$

%^$David Parrish
%^$”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%^$