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Game 3: Wednesday, June 7 p.
ET Now, onto five things to know. How Vanderbilt got here Vanderbilt entered the tournament ranked as the No.
Vanderbilt then hosted a super regional best-of-three series against Duke, whom they knocked off From there, Vanderbilt advanced into the finals by outlasting Auburn, Mississippi State, and Louisville -- Vanderbilt had to top Louisville twice as part of the double-elimination round.
Vanderbilt is on the season, and as part of the tournament. In those nine games, they've outscored their opponents by a run margin. How Michigan got here On the flip side, Michigan was not one of the 16 nationally ranked seeds.
Rather, it was the three seed as part of No.
Michigan nonetheless advanced past the Beavers, Creighton, and Cincinnati to advance to the super regionals. Michigan then punched is ticket to the finals by winning a group that included Arkansas, Florida State, and Texas Tech -- with Michigan edging Texas Tech twice for this honor.
Michigan is on the year, including in the tournament. Their run differential across those 10 games is plus Kumar Rocker is a potential superstar Although Kumar Rocker likely won't start until Game 2 for Vanderbilt -- Drake Fellows will presumably get the nod in Game 1 -- Rocker's appearance will be the most anticipated of the series.
Kumar Rocker, Filthy 82mph Breaking Ball.
On the season, he's posted a 3. That's impressive stuff for a freshman pitcher in the SEC. Rocker, who has the kind of frame and fastball-slider combination scouts love to see, won't be eligible for the draft until after his junior season.
Another strong start on the national stage could push his stock even higher -- if such a thing is possible.
Michigan's coach trying to top mentor Rocker might be the breakout player of the tournament, but Michigan coach Erik Bakich could be the breakout manager. CWS umichbaseball pic. Anyway, this championship would mean more to Bakich than the obvious. As Anthony Fenech detailed, Bakich came from Vanderbilt , where he served as the recruiting coordinator under his mentor Tim Corbin.
Now, Bakich has the opportunity to carve out his own legacy. That could begin by defeating his mentor for the national championship. MLB draftees to watch Predictably, this series will feature a number of players who were selected in June's draft. On the Vanderbilt side of things, the top draftees to watch are outfielder J.
Bleday No. Again, this team is loaded. Michigan had its fair share of draftees, too, led by pitchers Tommy Henry No.
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