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'It's gonna be a good year': Michigan shuts out Pac-12 powerhouse Arizona State

Phoenix – Supposedly, this is Sunbelt country. It’s the land of Saguaro cactus and blue skies and, of course, college baseball teams that love to dump their climatic advantage square on the heads of cold-weather visitors.

Michigan doesn’t buy it. The Wolverines conked Arizona State, 5-0, Saturday night at Phoenix Municipal Stadium, which made it three victories in 24 hours for UM coach Erik Bakich’s gang.

“We’ve been outside every day,” said Bakich, speaking of the Wolverines’ winter training routine, which features at least part of a practice session outdoors – unless it’s zero or below.