Michigan wins its 1st CWS game since 1984
Karl Kauffmann pitched seven strong innings, and Michigan opened its first College World Series appearance since 1984 with a 5-3 win over Texas Tech on Saturday.
Kauffmann, the Colorado Rockies’ secondround draft pick earlier this month, allowed three runs and eight hits and won his third straight start.
Jeff Criswell, who made his first career relief appearance in the super regionals, took over in the eighth and earned his second save.
The last time Michigan made it this far, a team led by future Hall of Famer Barry Larkin went 0-2. The Wolverines had lost four straight in the CWS since winning their first game in 1983.
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The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association announced its major award winners Saturday.