Michigan baseball scores season-high 19 runs to earn series split vs. Illinois

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Michigan’s baseball team entered game two of Sunday’s doubleheader against Illinois needing a win to avoid losing its second straight series.

The Wolverines’ bats made sure that didn’t happen. The team pounded out 17 hits and scored a season high in runs in a 19-4 seven-inning victory in Evanston, Illinois to split a four-game series.

After the Fighting Illini (15-16) scored two runs in the top of the first, Michigan (21-11) responded with seven in the bottom of the inning. Third baseman Ted Burton hit a grand slam, while Christian Bullock hit a two-run home run. Outfielder Clark Elliott was 4 for 4.

The Big Ten’s top two offenses were on display throughout the four-game series. Michigan was scheduled to play Northwestern and Illinois twice over the weekend, but the Wildcats had to cancel because of COVID-19 issues within the program.

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