The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - April 12, 2004 - 5B
Line of the week
Saturday vs. Iowa (Game 1)
"If you let a team like that hang
around and you don't jump on
them right away, they can come
back and bite you.,
Players of the Series
Mims scored the run that gave
Iowa its first win in Big Ten play.
He led Iowa's offensive charge
Friday, going 3-for-7 with an RBI.
OMAN= IP H R ER BB
7.0 4 0 0 0
Michigan Wolverines 5
LP: Dan Lentz (0-2)
Iowa Hawkeyes 6
WP: Aaron Reasland (3-1)
- Michigan DH Brandon Roberts
SATURDAY, GAME 1
Michigan Wolverines 6
WP: Derek Feldkamp (3-3)
SIowa Hawkeyes 0
LP: Austin Seward (0-3)
SATURDAY, GAME 2
Michi an Wolverines 4
WP: Mic ael Penn (3-1)
Iowa Hawkeyes 0
OrA, LP: Ryan Dupic (1-4)
Getz kicked off his weekend with a
4-for-6 performance Friday. He tallied a
hit in each game against Iowa, while
scoring 5 runs and driving in 4 more. .
Michigan Wolverines 2
S WP: Phi[Tognetti (2-0)
Iowa Hawkeyes 1
~ LP: Aaron Reasland (3-2)
Bohm stays focused on hitting
Junior breaks out of batting slump to lead M' Nine to victory
Iowa 1, Michigan 2
By Gabe Edelson
Daily Sports Writer
After going 1-for-9 from the plate over the
course of two games, most hitters grow frus-
trated. They become tentative, second-guess
themselves and lose confidence in their abil-
ities. But not Kyle Bohm.
fiK...;Even though he's currently Michigan's
leading hitter with a .400 batting average,
Bohm entered the third game of the
Wolverines' four-game weekend set at
Iowa with a clear head and a small slump
to break out of. Low-and-behold, in his
. . . . .... first at-bat in the top of the first inning,
the junior first baseman stroked a single to
centerfield. It was the start of a 3-for-3
performance in Michigan's 4-0 win over
s the Hawkeyes.
"I felt more comfortable (after the hit),"
Bohm said. "It felt good. I struggled the
first two games. My timing was off a little
bit. I talked to coach and he said to stay
............ aggressive. Sometimes you get a little pas-
sive and question yourself, 'Am I doing
something wrong?' I need to stick to the
plan and get fastballs over the plate and
stay aggressive. I can't over-analyze and
get too worried about it."
Bohm followed his strong performance on
TONY DING/Daily Saturday with a 2-for-3 showing yesterday.
Michigan junior first baseman Kyle Bohm has slugged, caught He scored the winning run in the ninth
and studied his way into Wolverine tradition and history. inning of the 2-1 Michigan victory.
Maloney snatches his
300th win in Iowa series
"I was seeing (the ball) well," Bohm said
at the conclusion of the series. "I think my
confidence is back to normal."
The baseball diamond is not the only
place where Bohm challenges himself.
This pre-med student - who attended
Auburn before transferring to Michigan at
the beginning of the year - is also talent-
ed and conscientious in the classroom,
according to coach Rich Maloney.
"Classes are a little tougher," Bohm said.
"Doing some pre-med stuff is tough, but I
take care of business. I really don't sit
around a whole lot and watch TV I spend a
lot of my time at the library. You have to
have a plan of what you're going to do for
Maloney admires Bohm's efforts both on
and off the playing field.
"He's a great student - he's going to end
up being a doctor," Maloney said. "He's got
the whole package. So the adjustment (from
Auburn) is really no big deal because he's a
very disciplined young man."
Bohm brings those cerebral talents to each
plate appearance. His selectivity at the plate
has helped him take 10 walks, ranking him
third on the team in that category.
"You know that you're not going to get the
best pitches to hit in the middle of the line-
up," Bohm said. "It's important that you be
selective. If (the pitcher) doesn't throw it to
you, you can't expand the (strike) zone and
help him out."
Bohm has been slow to take a vocal
lead in the clubhouse, but Maloney views
his first baseman's reluctance to take
charge as a natural transition, given
Bohm's ongoing acclimation to his new
"I think when you're in your first year, it's
hard to (step up and be a leader)," Maloney
said. "As he plays more here, he will proba-
bly do more of that. I think he just lets his
bat and glove do the talking. Everybody
respects him very much."
Maloney brings attention to another stellar
facet of Bohm's game - of 244 put-out
attempts this season, he has converted 243,
just a single error.
But the team is always first for Bohm.
Before the weekend's action, he expressed
the importance of winning in Iowa City.
"If we can get off to a good start on the
road, it will really help us achieve the team
goal of winning the Big Ten Championship,"
With two shutout wins on Saturday and a
third triumph yesterday, Michigan is look-
ing stronger than it has in recent years.
Maloney recognizes Bohm's crucial role in
the progress of this improving squad.
"He's a special hitter and we're real fortu-
nate to have him in our lineup," Maloney
said. "I know I wouldn't want to be pitching
to him, I'll tell you that."
Player AB R H
Getz 2b 40 1
Butler rf 5 0 0
Bohml1b 3 1 2
Scheidt 3b 4 0 1
Kunkel c 3 0 1
Roberts dh 3 0 2
Ruddenph 0 0 0
Godsreclng ss 4 1 1
Roblin If 3 0 1
Rose cf 3 0 0
Garzap 0 00
Tognetti p 0 0 0
Total 3 2 9
Bi Player AB R H BI
1 Mimscf 0 0 0
0 Wooldrik cf 4 0 0 0
0 Welker c 3 0 00
0 Brownel If 3 0 0 0
0 Yoho rf 4 0 0 0
0 Andrulonis 3b 3 0 0 0
0 Besti1b 4 12 0
0 White pr 0 00 0
0 Grandfield dh 1 0 0 0
0 Petty ph 1 0 0 0
0 Lytle2b 4021
0 Hansonp 0000
2 Reasland p 0 0 0 0
Total 33 15 1
LOB -Michgan 12, Iowa 9. E- Michigan 0, Iowa 0.
DP -None HR - Michigan: Getz (1), Iowa: None. DP -
None. HBP -Michigan: None, Iowa: None. SBO- Michi-
an: None, Iowa: None. CS- Michigan: None, Iowa 1:
Lyt le (1). e.
Tognetti (W, 2-0)
Reasland (L, 3-2)
000 100 001
000 100 000
R H E
2 9 4
2 9 4
IP H R ER BB
2.2 1 0 0 0
2.0 2 1 1 4 7
Umpires- HP: Dave Buck, 18: Ken Gracner, 3B: John
At " Duane Banks Field
Attendance -263 Time -2:26
SATURDAY, GAME 2
Michigan 4, Iowa 0
Player AS R
Getz 2b 4 2
Butler rf 2 0
Bohm 1b 3 0
Scheidt 3b 4 0
Kunkel c 2 0
Roberts dh 2 0
Rudden dh 1 0
Gkiishmedi-g ss 3 1
Roblin If 3 0
Rose cf 3 1
Penn p 0 0
Total 27 4
Player AS R H BI
Gremley ss 2 0 1 0
Mims cf 1 0 0 0
Bownell If 3 0 0 0
Yohorf 3 0 0 0
Sunderman 3b 3 0 0 0
Coxi1b 2 00 0
Best ph 1 0 0 0
Wooldrik dh 3 0 1 0
Bitting c 1 0 00
Welkerc 2 0 0 0
Lytle 2b 2 02 0
Dupic p 0 0 0 0
Maliszewski p 0 0 0 0
Total 23 04 0
LOB - Michgan 9 Iowa 5. E - Michign 0, Iowa 0. DP
Minnesota 1" rvichigan 3 HR - Michigan: Getz (1),
Iowa: None. DID- None. HBP - Michigan 1: Roberts,
Iowa: None. SB- Michi an 1: Golsc meding4b wa:
None. CS- Michigan: None, Iowa 1: Lytle (R)(4Hiw
Michigan 001 003 0 4 9 0
Iowa 000 000 0 0 4 0
IP H R ER BBSO
Penn (W,3-1) 7.0 4 0 0 2 6
Dupic(L,1-4) 5.1 7 3' 3 3
Maliszewski 1.2 2 1 1 0 9
Umpires- HP: John Johnston, 1B: Dave Buck, 3B:
At- Duane Banks Field
By Megan Kolodgy
Daily Sports Writer
Not only were Michigan's back-to-back
shutouts critical in swing-
ing the momentum of the
ser-es aOginst Iowa in the
Wolverines' favor, but they
also helped Michigan
coach Rich Maloney to
reach a milestone in his
Saturday's second game marked his 300th
win as a collegiate coach.
As is the case with most Michigan coach-
es, Maloney said he was fairly uninterested
in this achievement. He was much more
focused on using the win to propel the
Wolverines into a successful weekend.
"He didn't show too much emotion," jun-
ior pitcher Phil Tognetti said. "I think he
just wanted the win. He was just like, 'Let's
get the next one.' He's interested in (win No.
To Maloney, the most meaningful aspect
of the record is the fact that it indicates that
he has been around the game for a while.
"I guess it means that I've coached a lot
of games," Maloney said.
Maloney is now 300-182-1 in his nine
seasons as a head coach, and 44-39 in his
two years at Michigan. Before coming to
Ann Arbor, Maloney coached Ball State to a
pair of Mid-American Conference champi-
onships, while earning two MAC Baseball
Coach of the Year awards.
Whatever the significance of the win, the
rest of the Wolverines are quite pleased with
their coach's accomplishment.
"I think deep down he knew he was about
to get it," Tognetti said. "And I know that, as
a team, we were excited for him."
THAT'S WHAT YOU GETZ: Sophomore sec-
ond-baseman Chris Getz had a standout
weekend in Iowa. He didn't win a corn-eat-
ing contest or go cow tipping - he hit his
first home run since coming to Michigan.
Not only did Getz get his inaugural dinger,
he also went 7-for-13 in the first three games
of the series. He also drove in two runs in
each game of the doubleheader.
His bat was a bit cooler in the weekend's
final game, in which he went 1-for-4.
NOTES: The two-shutout doubleheader last
weekend was Michigan's first on the road
since April 17, 1988. Chris Lutz and Jim
Abbott overwhelmed Purdue the previous
time ... Junior first baseman Kyle Bohm
hoisted his batting average up to .400 over
the weekend, and currently leads the Wolver-
ines in this category. Coming into the week-
end, he was third in hitting among Big Ten
players, behind Indiana's Seth Bynumand
Purdue's Mitch Hilligoss.
BIG TEN STANDINGS
Michigan coach Rich Maloney earned the 300th victory of his nine-year coaching career on Saturday. He
earned 266 wins with Ball State before coming to Michigan, where he is 44-39.
On tap or
on the draft
At last year's Major League Baseball
Amateur Draft, three Wolverines heard
their names called. The Chicago Cubs
picked catcher Jake Fox in the third
round, third baseman Brock Koman went
to the Houston Astros in the ninth round
and Jim Brauer, a 17th round pick of the
Colorado Rockies, returned to Ann
Arbor for his senior season.
Here's a look at how the three
draftees are doing in their 2004 base-
Lansing Lugnuts (low-A)
G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI AVE
3 11 4 0 0 1 1 .364
Ohio State 3, PURDUE 2
Minnesota 9, INDIANA 2
Northwestern 7, PENN STATE 4
IowA 6, Michigan 5 (13 inn.)
Michigan State 4, ILLINoIS 2
Minnesota 11, INDIANA 3
PENN STATE 5, Northwestern 4
Michigan 5, IOWA 0
Ohio State 9, PURDUE 5
Minnesota 8, INDIANA 2
PENN STATE 6, Northwestern 5
Michigan 6, IowA 0
Michigan State 5, ILLINoIs 3
PURDUE 5, Ohio State 4
ILLLINOIS 3, Michigan State 0
INDIANA 9, Minnesota 6
Michigan 2, IOWA 1.
PENN STATE 4, Northwestern 1
ILLINOIS 5, Michgan State 1
PURDUE 5, Ohio State 4
The Wolverines will head to Mt.
Pleasant on Wednesday afternoon
for a showdown with Central
Michigan. Three Chippewa regu-
lars are hitting over .400: second
baseman David Latour, Jr., third
baseman Jim Geldhof and first
baseman Kurtis Wells. Central is
coming off a three-game weekend
sweep of MAC rival Toledo. This
improved the team's record to 16-
13. The last time the two teams
met - in Ann Arbor last March -
the Wolverines came away with a