As you probably know by now, Oregon State eliminated Michigan, 8-2, in today's super regional game. The loss ends Michigan's NCAA run and their 2007 campaign. The Beavers, the defending champions, will return to Omaha.
Honestly, it was not the way the Wolverines would have wanted to go out. In contrast to yesterday's sharply pitched and played game, today's effort was filled with giveaways -- wild pitches, balks, passed balls and, most damaging, walks.
Senior Eric Rose was the star for Michigan. The Wolverines' centerfielder hit a pair of solo homers. It was a fine performance by one of the best CF's in Michigan history.
While I'm disappointed for the players and, yes, myself, it was a fine season for Rich Maloney's side. They played well against a number of top ranked teams, won the Big Ten's regular season title and the Nashville regional. Those are all things to be proud of.
I tip my cap to the 2007 Michigan Wolverines. It's was a great ride.