Michigan avoided elimination today by pounding Stetson, 11-1. Paul Hammond started for the Wolverines and tossed a complete game six hitter. Hammond fanned six and walked only one. CF Eric Rose paced the offensive assault by collecting three hits, three RBI and scoring three runs. Sophomore 1B Nate Recknagel also drove in three on a bases clearing double.
The Wolverines (43-20) stay alive in the Atlanta Regional and now await the loser of tonight contest between host Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt. (Note: Tech is leading 7-3 in the ninth inning.) Michigan's next game is scheduled for 1pm Sunday. I'm going with the assumption that Chris Fetter will be Michigan's starting pitcher. Comcast Local is scheduled to broadcast the game.
Update: The Yellow Jackets did beat Vandy, 7-3. The Commodores and Michigan will meet for the second time in this regional tomorrow afternoon. However, on Sunday, it will be an elimination game.