U-M Baseball Thrashes Texas Tech, Heads To CWS Finals
The University of Michigan baseball team annihilated Texas Tech 15-3 in the semifinals of the College World Series on Friday afternoon in Omaha, Nebraska's TD Ameritrade Park.
With the win, the Wolverines advance to the CWS Finals for the first time since 1962 (Where Michigan won the National Championship). They will play either Vanderbilt or Louisville on Monday night in Game 1 of the best-of 3 final series.
Michigan used a 14 hit attack and took advantage of 12 walks given up by Red Raider pitching to blow open a tight 4-3 tilt early on.
First baseman Jimmy Kerr was 4-6 on the day with a home run, while outfielder Jesse Franklin was 3-5 with 4 RBI on the day. Starting pitcher Karl Kauffmann went six innings to get the win, reliever Jeff Criswell threw three shutout innings to get the save.