Michigan baseball is hitting the diamond against Penn State on Saturday, and dual-sport athlete Joey Velazquez punctuated what has been a big day for the Wolverines offense.

Velazquez originally joined Michigan as a three-star safety prospect in the class of 2019. He has since moved to outside linebacker and is also an outfielder for Wolverines baseball.

On the gridiron, Velazquez appeared in one game as a freshman. He did not see action in the shortened 2020 season.

On the diamond, Velazquez was off to a solid start as a freshman before the season was ended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He had four hits in 11 at-bats with a double, an RBI, and two runs scored while appearing in seven of 15 games.

To start 2021, Velazquez has not seen much action, getting just two at-bats in the first 13 games of the season. He entered Saturday’s game against Penn State as a pinch hitter and came up with a run-scoring hit in the ninth.

Velazquez’s hit pushed Michigan’s lead to 14-4 over the Nittany Lions:

Michigan would coast to the finish line, winning that game by a final score of 17-4.