Michigan Baseball living by ‘one more’ mentality in quest for national championship


Michigan Baseball is coming off of one of its best seasons in program history in 2019, as they finished the season as the national runner-up to perennial power Vanderbilt after losing in the deciding game three of the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.

One game. One day. That’s all that separated them from their first national title in baseball since the 1962 season. The Wolverines, who made their first College World Series trip since 1984 last year, are out to make sure that a gap that large between appearances does not happen again.

Head coach Erik Bakich and his team have been hard at work since the fall — yes, even outside in the snow and the cold — to be back in a position to stand alone at the peak of college baseball’s mountaintop.

“The number one goal every year is to add as much value as we possibly can to an already storied program,” Bakich said on Sunday following a team scrimmage and media day event. “Last year going into it, we wanted page 153 in the Michigan Baseball history book to be a bookmark for all-time and (we have the) same goal this year. The thing that we’ve got is the experience and the confidence of making the run that we did….

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