Michigan baseball blasts Texas Tech 15-3
Saturday, June 22, 2019

(OMAHA, NEBRASKA) - The University of Michigan baseball team rapped 14 hits and took 12 walks as they defeated No. 8-ranked Texas Tech, 15-3, advancing to the College World Series Finals. Michigan scored at least one run in all but one inning, and the five-run sixth broke the game open for the Wolverines after a scoreless fifth. The Wolverines set a record for runs in a game in Michigan CWS history and drove in 10 of their 15 runs with two outs. Senior Jimmy Kerr knocked in three runs on four hits, which included a bunt single, an RBI double and two solo home runs. Sophomore Jesse Franklin led the Maize and Blue with four RBI on three hits and a walk, and tied Chris Sabo ('83) and Casey Close ('83) for most RBI in a CWS game for the Wolverines. Additionally, eight of nine Michigan starters recorded a hit or scored a run in the effort. Michigan held Texas Tech scoreless through the remainder of the contest, as starting pitcher Karl Kauffmann and reliever Jeff Criswell did not allow a Red Raider runner to reach scoring position after the fifth inning. Kauffmann (12-6) earned the win with six innings pitched. The Wolverines will take on No. 2 Vanderbilt in the best of three finals series that will begin Monday at 7 PM.