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    Rain and Darkness Dampen Game Three; 'Cats Fall 11-3

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Freshman Matt Diedrich.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM
    Freshman Matt Diedrich.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM

    April 1, 2007

    Box Score

    EVANSTON, Ill. - After a one-hour rain delay and the game called because of darkness, Michigan finally won game two of Saturday's doubleheader 11-3 Sunday afternoon. Third baseman Jake Owens was 2-for-4 with an RBI while right-hander Bo Schultz threw an inning of scoreless relief.

    Michigan jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning off Wildcat starter Ryan Myers (Lake Villa, Ill./Carmel). A two-out hit-by-pitch came around to score on a double to the centerfield wall.

    Northwestern responded with a pair of runs in the bottom half of the first inning. After a leadoff walk to Aaron Newman (Palatine, Ill./Palatine), third baseman Jake Owens (Stevens Point, Wis./Pacelli) laced a double down the left field line scoring Newman from first base. A Wolverine fielding error allowed Owens to score from second to give NU a 2-1 lead.

    Neither team would find the scoring column until Michigan exploded for nine runs in the fourth inning. The Wolverines sent 13 hitters to the plate, seven reaching base via hit. Only two of the runs were earned as a pair of Wildcat errors aided Michigan.

    Following the fourth inning, freshman Matt Diedrich (Hawthorn Woods, Ill./Carmel) relieved Myers on the mound. Diedrich pitched two innings before the game was called due to darkness. In those two innings, he gave up one unearned run on three this. He did strike out one.

    When the game resumed at 1 p.m. on Sunday, junior Bo Schultz (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) pitched the final inning for Northwestern.

    Neither team threatened to score and the game ended 11-3 in favor of Michigan.