Going to Omaha

Michigan pulled off perhaps the biggest upset in the College World Series, knocking off the number one seed in the tournament, the UCLA Bruins, in a three game Super Regional. The Bruins had 13 players drafted by major league baseball and had never lost a weekend series. They were the number one rated team entering the tournament with a record of 47-8. For Michigan, it is their first appearance in the College World Series since 1984. It is the first time since Indiana appeared in 2013 that the Big 10 has had a team travel to Omaha.

Michigan won the opener 3-2 fighting off a rally from UCLA in the bottom of the ninth. UCLA had already scored two runs and had the tying run on third when Jeff Criswell came on and retired the final two hitters on a pop up and strikeout. It took 12 innings but UCLA won game two 5-4. Criswell got the start in that game going 5.1 innings and allowing two runs. In the finals Michigan won 4-2 getting two innings of shutout relief from Benjamin Keizer. Christan Bullock doubled and tripled and scored twice while Ako Thomas drove in two runs to fuel the victory.

Most of the teams advancing to Omaha were number one seeds. The number one seeds advancing are Vanderbilt, Texas Tech, Louisville and Mississippi State. Michigan and Florida State and two number threes to advance. Auburn and North Carolina and Ole Miss and Arkansas are two series that are tied at one game each. Only Auburn, a number two seed is not a number one seed.

Myworld hopes to be in Omaha for the College World Series finals.

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