OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Michigan jumped out to a 4-0 lead then hung on to beat Vanderbilt, 7-4, on Monday in game one of the College World Series Finals.
The Wolverines are now one victory away from their first national championship in 57 years and third overall.
Tommy Henry went 8.1 innings for Michigan on the mound giving up three earned runs while striking out eight.
Jimmy Kerr homered for the Wolverines, his 3rd long ball of the CWS and 15th on the season. Joe Donovan also homered for Michigan (50-20).
Game two of the series starts at 6 p.m. on Tuesday on ESPN. Game three, if necessary, would be Wednesday at 6 p.m. also on ESPN.