LOS ANGELES – The University of Michigan baseball team is heading to the College World Series for the first time in 35 years after knocking off No. 1 UCLA twice in the super regional.
Michigan was one of the last teams to qualify for the NCAA Tournament and got placed in the Corvallis regional with defending national champion Oregon State.
After staving off elimination in a winner-take-all regional final game against Creighton, the Wolverines weren't expected to have any chance on the road against the team that was No. 1 in the nation for most of the season.
Michigan took the fight to UCLA, though, controlling the first game for nine innings and leading for most of the second game before surrendering the lead in the eighth inning and losing in extra innings.
As it has the entire postseason, Michigan fought through adversity and ...