If you had not heard yet the University of Michigan baseball team is in the College World Series final round.  To win the national title Michigan must beat Vanderbilt in a best of 3 game series.

Last night was their first game and Michigan beat Vanderbilt 7 to 4.  One more win and they are the national champions.  The last time Michigan became the national baseball champions was way back in 1962.  Tonight at 7 pm EST is their next game against Vanderbilt.

A very interesting side point is the winning pitcher last night was junior lefty Tommy Henry, allowing four runs on seven hits in 8 1/3 innings with eight strikeouts.  Tommy Henry went to Portage Northern high school.  Tommy is 3-0 in the NCAA Tournament, allowing just nine runs in 31 2/3 innings.

The pitcher who came in to make the last 2 outs of the game was Jeff Criswell, a sophomore who played for Portage Central High School just 2 years ago.

What a great showing for two Portage kids.

Good luck Michigan!

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