Michigan celebrates win over Vandy (Kendall Rogers)


Schmidt, Michigan Get Redemption Against Vandy

At The Ballpark

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – There’s no such thing as simply washing away a loss with a chance to win the national title, but Michigan at least got some sweet redemption Friday night with a thrilling 4-3 win over Vanderbilt – the same team that caused them heartache in Omaha last June.

“Yeah, it felt like a postseason game to me, too,” Michigan coach Erik Bakich said after the win. “You know – what a great game to kick off the 2020 season. You had everything. You had pitching and defense, timely hitting and that’s the postseason recipe. It was just an emotional back and forth game with some lead changes in a tight game. I couldn’t be prouder of the way our guys fought, especially after the punch we took in the seventh inning.”

So often in high intensity and high stakes games, it’s the unexpected player who tends to come up in the clutch in a big situation.


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