Zach Putnam did everything he could to give Michigan a chance to win. Despite holding the Beavers hitless through eight innings the score was knotted at 0-0 into the bottom half of the ninth. After allowing a lead off walk to Scott Santschi, Putnam retired the next two hitters before Joey Wong hacked up a soft ground ball with eyes that found the empty middle of the Wolverine defense. Pinch runner Braden Wells advanced to second on a sacrifice and sprinted around the bases well ahead of the throw from VanBuskirk.
Michigan's bats were quiet on Sunday, managing only four hits. However, there's little time to think and contemplate yesterday's game. Michigan plays do or die tonight at 7pm EST.
Don't expect Michigan's bats to remain silent tonight. With a team batting average well over .300, the Wolerines will be swinging away tonight and likely to far more success. Michigan has responded well to adversity all year and proven they can play with the best in the country.
They'll do it again tonight.