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Beating Ohio State once in football is cool, but you know what else is cool? Beating the Buckeyes a few more times — you know, for good measure.
Michigan baseball is looking to complete a three-game series sweep against arch-rival OSU, and one Wolverine has had a chance to be a part of both the football and baseball rivalry. Joey Velazquez is a linebacker on the gridiron (but mostly got his run on special teams this past season), but he’s also a bench player on the diamond. As the maize and blue found themselves tied in the seventh inning, Velazquez came up to bat and drove in the leading run.
— Michigan Baseball (@umichbaseball) April 24, 2022
For someone who hails from Columbus, Ohio and was previously committed to Ohio State for baseball, having the football win along with the baseball victories has to feel pretty good for Velazquez. The latter especially, not only because it’s against his hometown school and rival, but because he took time away from baseball during spring football, devoting the entire session to the winningest program in college.
At the time of this writing, the game is still ongoing, but the Wolverines have a 5-3 lead over the Buckeyes in the bottom of the eighth.