Michigan’s trip to the NCAA Tournament and South Bend Regional has ended in a swift and disappointing fashion.

On Saturday afternoon, the Wolverines squared off against Central Michigan, setting up an intriguing in-state battle for an elimination game. Unfortunately for Michigan, the offense was once again mostly missing after scoring one run in the Friday loss to UConn.

On the mound for the Chippewas was Jordan Patty, and he was dominant against the Wolverines. Patty went 7.2 innings pitched while scattering eight hits. The lone run against Patty came on a solo home run by Tito Flores.

Patty also finished with six strikeouts and did not issue a walk, more than setting the tone for a big game from CMU.

For the Chippewa offense, two home runs set the tone, including this two-run blast by Garret Navarra in the fourth inning. It gave CMU a 3-1 that it would never relinquish.

The final score for the elimination game went down as 8-2.

In two NCAA Tournament games, the Wolverines were outscored by a total of 14-3. Every run scored for Michigan came via a solo home run as the team managed just 11 hits against UConn and CMU. While Michigan might have been solid with 27 wins on the season, that type of offense is a recipe for disaster in postseason baseball.