Embed from Getty Images The Michigan Wolverines baseball drew a tough card, the top ranked UCLA Bruins. Friday night, Michigan pitcher Karl Kauffmann, dominated the nations best offensive team. Bringing the Wolverines to one game away to the College World Series.
Karl Kaufmann was masterful for the Michigan baseball team last night. Kauffmann, allowed just one hit, one walk and eight strikeouts through eight innings of work.
the 13th nationally ranked Wolverines are one win away from the schools first trip to the College World Series in 35 years. Michigan head baseball coach Erik Bakich has resurrected the Michigan Wolverines baseball program since taking over in 2013.
Michigan was the preseason pick to win the Big Ten and they did just that. The Michigan baseball team has solid depth which is needed in any sport and in any season. The players on the bench have jumped in when heeded and helped the team out.
The best news for the baseball Wolverines is that this program looks like it is ready for the national stage year in and year out. Lots of good pitching and a solid core of position players not to mention top ranked recruiting classes have pushed Michigan to the top of the Big Ten.
The Wolverines, are now close to being a baseball national power again. Something the school said they were looking to accomplish when they hired Bakich. The coach has not disappointed in delivering the dormant baseball program out of the dark.
Michigan will certainly take this season and whatever happens in the College World Series and use it as a building block to an even better tomorrow. Until then they will enjoy the ride this season has taken them on.