May 21, 1999%^$

%^$ Notes – Michigan

Bryan Besco had two doubles in the game and leads the team with21.
%^$ Co-captain Mike Cervenak, who was named the All-Big Ten FirstTeam Third Baseman, with two hits and a double extended hisall-time career records to 279 hits and 61 doubles.
%^$ Senior RHP Luke Bonner made his first relief appearance of theseason in the ninth inning and record his first save of the season,his second career save.
%^$ Senior RHP Putz record is 5-4. He has won four of his last fiveagainst Big Ten opponnents. He notched wins over Minnesota, MSU,Indiana, Ohio State and his loss came against Penn State.
%^$ Michigans win was its 30th win of the season.
%^$ Was also Michigans first Big Ten Tournament win in Columbus,Ohio.

%^$Quotes – Michigan%^$

%^$Coach Geoff Zahn
%^$”J.J. Putz has been playing very well. When he is on he can be one of the best in the league.”%^$

%^$”Fry is going to make you hit the ball and our kids were ready. We got some breaks on bunts. We needed to score early.”%^$

%^$”Ohio State is a great team, we needed to have a great game to beat them, but all four teams in the tournament are good.” %^$

%^$Notes – Ohio State

Tom Durant now has a 13-game hitting streak, with tonights homerun in the ninth.
%^$ Chad Ehrnsberger extended his hitting streak to sevengames.
%^$ Matt Middleton hit his seventh home run of the year tonight.His career-high is nine homers, set in the 1996 season.
%^$ Justin Fry made his shortest start of the year tonight (twoinnings). Prior to tonight, his shortest start was 5.2innings.
%^$ Jason Trott hit his fifth and sixth home run of the yeartonight. 50 percent of Trotts homeruns this season (3-of-6) havecome against Michigan. It marks the first time this year Trott hasgone deep twice this season.
%^$ Nate Smith made the longest relief appearance of his careertonight, going 6.2 innings and striking out two. %^$

%^$Quotes – Ohio State%^$

%^$Coach Bob Todd
%^$”Im proud of this team. They battled back. We loaded the bases in both the eighth and ninth after falling 7-1. They knocked our ace out early.%^$

%^$Jason Trott
%^$”Ive been seeing the ball better and have been more comfortable. We have a lot of character. We handle diversity well. Well be fired up tomorrow. We will keep playing hard.”%^$

%^$Mike Lockwood
%^$”Their pitching changes had no effect, we just didnt get the job done.”%^$


Big Ten Baseball Tournament%^$