Michigan baseball picked up a big win on Saturday. The Wolverines have moved into the Louisville Regional driver’s seat as the only 2-0 team after U-M defeated host team Louisville 7-3 in the winner’s bracket game Saturday.

In the 3rd inning, Michigan trailed Louisville 1-0. Clark Elliott and Joe Stewart changed that, hitting back-to-back home runs off of Cardinals ace Jared Poland to make it 3-1 Wolverines.

Louisville answered with a run in the top of the 4th, but Michigan added 2 in the bottom half of the inning to make it a 5-2 game. In the bottom of the 5th inning, the Wolverines added 2 more runs, extending their lead to 7-2. U-M pitching and fielding protected the lead, as the Cardinals only managed 1 run the rest of the way.

Noah Rennard got the win for Michigan, going 2.2 innings in relief. The Wolverines used 5 pitchers on the day.

Michigan now needs just more victory to win the regional and advance to the NCAA Tournament Super Regionals. The Wolverines are 2-0 in the double-elimination regional and will face the winner of the Louisville-Oregon elimination game.