OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Jesse Franklin hit a game-winning sacrifice fly to lift third-seeded Michigan past Iowa 2-1 in 10 innings to open the Big Ten Tournament on Wednesday.
Franklin also homered for the Wolverines (33-19), who held the Hawkeyes to just one hit -- and none after the second inning.
Michigan lost starting pitcher Tommy Henry in the second inning after he was hit in the throwing arm by a ball. But reliever Alec Rennard threw 5 2/3 innings of scoreless relief, and Franklin tied it up at 1-all in the fourth.
Big Blue then loaded the bases in the 10th, and Franklin's sacrifice to deep right field scored Christian Bullock easily.
Zach Daniels (6-2) took the loss for the sixth-seeded Hawkeyes (33-19), while William Tribucher (4-3) picked up the win for Michigan.