Michigan enjoyed one of the more remarkable postseason runs in college baseball, but the Wolverines fell one win short of bringing a national championship back home to Ann Arbor.

Vanderbilt posted a 8-2 victory over Michigan, winning the best-of-three series 2-1 to win a College World Series title. It’s the second national title for the Commodores in six years, with the last championship run coming in 2014.

While Michigan’s bats were working early in the game, getting three hits from the first three batters — Ako Thomas, Jesse Franklin and Jordan Brewer — it struggled to put the ball in play the rest of the night. It was the second straight evening the Wolverines couldn’t generate much offensively.

Brewer drove in Thomas in the top of the 1st inning, giving the Wolverines an early 1-0 lead. In the previous four games in the College World Series that Michigan scored the first run of the game, they wound up winning the contest. That wasn’t the case on Wednesday night.

After falling behind 1-0, Vanderbilt put together huge back-to-back innings scoring four runs in the 3rd and added two more in the 4th to build a 6-1 advantage midway through the game. The Commodores added insurance runs in the 7th and 8th innings to push the advantage to 8-2.

Michigan’s only other run came in the top of the 8th, thanks to an RBI double from Blake Nelson.

Wolverines pitcher Karl Kauffman went just three innings, giving up 5 earned runs on 5 hits and 5 walks. He also totaled five strikeouts for the evening, and was handed the loss. Jeff Criswell pitched the remaining five innings, surrendering 3 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks. He punched out 7 hitters.

Mason Hickman was the winning pitcher for the Commodores, going 6 innings and allowing just 1 run on 4 hits. He ended the evening with 10 strikeouts.

Michigan was one win away from claiming its first baseball title since 1962. The B1G hasn’t won a national championship in the sport since Ohio State took home the trophy in 1966.

Though the Wolverines were hoping to bring a crown to Ann Arbor, they had a tremendous postseason run. One of the last teams in the tournament, Michigan won the Corvallis Regional and defeated top-seeded UCLA in the Super Regional to reach the College World Series for the first time in over 30 years.

Once reaching Omaha, the Wolverines caught fire, winning each of their first four games — defeating Texas Tech twice, Florida State and Vanderbilt in Game 1 of the Championship series.

Michigan ended the year with a 50-22 record.