Tommy Henry pitches complete game shutout, Michigan downs Florida State in CWS
Tommy Henry’s brilliance was on full display on Monday night in Omaha, and Michigan improved to 2-0 in the College World Series because of it.
Henry went all nine innings, throwing 100 pitches with 10 strikeouts and giving up just three hits as Michigan defeated Florida State 2-0 to improve to 2-0 in the College World Series. The Wolverines will now have three days off, resuming play on Friday with the undefeated record.
Michigan got on the scoreboard early in Omaha, thanks to a Jesse Franklin solo home run in the top of the 1st inning. That dinger proved to be the game-winning run in the shutout victory for the Wolverines.
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For good measure, UM added a little insurance in the top of the 5th inning, on a one-run single from Jimmy Kerr. A ground ball that shot through the second and third base gap gave Michigan a 2-0 lead at the midway point in the contest.
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Whole the Seminoles were always within striking distance, Henry’s dominance on the mound silenced the Florida State bats.
“I just came out here and played for Michigan, played for these people behind me,” Henry said after the victory.
“I was pretty nervous. For that first batter, my legs were shaking, I’m not gonna lie. But you settle in, you trust the guys behind you, you trust the team, trust the coaches and then you get comfortable out there.”
Henry never seemed nervous on the mound on Monday night. It was his first appearance since playing in the Super Regional against top-seeded UCLA.
Michigan defeated Texas Tech 5-3 on Saturday to open the College World Series and start 1-0. Now, at 2-0, the Wolverines will have an extended rest as they await their opponent on Friday.