CWS Finals Game 2 : the 2019 College World Series final? The 2019 NCAA baseball title will head either to the SEC or to the Big Ten, as Vanderbilt and Michigan square off in Omaha with the national title at stake.
Game 1: Michigan vs. Vanderbilt | Monday, June 24 at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN | Live stats
Game 2: Michigan vs. Vanderbilt | Tuesday, June 25 at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN | Live stats
Game 3: Michigan vs. Vanderbilt | Wednesday, June 26 at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN | Live stats
The Michigan Wolverines picked up where they left off following their 15-3 win over Texas Tech on Friday by defeating Vanderbilt 7-4 in Monday night’s Game 1 of the 2019 College World Series Finals at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha.
Michigan jumped on Vanderbilt starting pitcher Drake Fellows right away by scoring two in the top of the first inning, and it marked the fourth straight game in which the Wolverines plated at least one run in the first inning.
The 2019 College World Series started Saturday, June 15, at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. What began as a 64-team tournament has led us to the final two teams through three previous rounds of play the regionals (in which teams were sorted into 16 groups of four teams playing a round-robin format), then the super regionals (where the 16 winners of the regionals were paired up into eight best-of-three sets) and finally the quarterfinal and semifinal sets.
Four teams entered the semifinal round, and Michigan emerged as the first finalist. This will be the Wolverines’ first appearance in the College World Series championship round since 1962.
When the CWS Finals Game 2 begin Monday night it will be a matchup of two teams in Vanderbilt and Michigan that will be fighting for the same thing, but from two very different perspectives.
Vanderbilt has been to the College World Series four times in the past nine years, which is the most by any program since T.D. Ameritrade Park opened in 2011. This will be the Commodores third appearance in the best-of-three finals series in the past six years.
While Vandy seeks its second national title since 2014, Michigan is eyeing its first title since 1962. Back then first baseman Jimmy Kerr’s grandfather was a star on the team.