Getting on the board early has resulted in three straight victories for Michigan in the College World Series. So, the Wolverines decided to keep that trend going in Monday night’s championship opener.

The Wolverines are battling Vanderbilt in the College World Series best-of-three championship series. For the third straight time, Michigan scored in the 1st inning, gaining an early lead on the Commodores.

In the top of the 1st inning, Jordan Brewer cranked one to right field, bringing Jesse Franklin across the plate to give Michigan a 1-0 lead:

Two batters later, Blake Nelson was able knock one past the shortstop, bringing Brewer home and giving the Wolverines a 2-0 advantage.

Michigan has scored in the 1st inning of all four games in the College World Series. So far, it’s 3-0 in Omaha.

We’ll see if that continues Monday night.