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Michigan baseball takes down Texas Tech, 5-3, in first College World Series game

OMAHA, Neb. – This time, they promised, would be different.

When the Michigan baseball team matched up with Texas Tech in late March, it was hardly a match. More of a mismatch. The Wolverines were swept in three games by a combined score of 29-10.

This U-M team is different, though. They are hot, having won back-to-back West Coast regionals, including last weekend’s Super Regional against No. 1 ranked UCLA in Los Angeles.

They are confident, loose and have finally believed what they initially laughed at head coach Erik Bakich saying after they cemented their NCAA tournament bid with a walk-off win against Illinois in the Big Ten tournament: “We just caught magic in a bottle,” Bakich said that day.