2019 College World Series Pitching Report-Gm. 1




OMAHA, NEBRASKA-- Once again the Michigan Wolverine Baseball Team put on their display of All Ball. From the Sacrifice Bunt in the 4th to the Homeruns in the 7th and 8th, Michigan baseball is seeing the ball real well.

Michigan Head Coach, Erik Bakich explained, "We shrink the zone with less than two strikes. We look for pitches to smash. A lot of times that's -- could be a fastball, could be an elevated mistake off-speed pitch, whatever. It doesn't always have to be a fastball. But shrinking the zone, every hitter knows where they hit the ball the hardest. For us it's all about how hard you hit it. We don't care about launch angle, we just care about how hard you hit it."

"And when you do have two strikes, we talk about it becoming a team at-bat. We're not interested in twitter swings with two strikes, we just want to be gritty."


The Michigan hitters were masterful in driving up Vanderbilt Starter Drake Fellows' Pitch Count. Fellows ended his outing throwing 115 pitches with 19 First Pitch Strikes. 72 of his 115 pitches were strikes giving Fellows a Strike Percentage of 62.61. Lefy Zach King came in relief throwing 23 pitches, 5 first pitch strikes and 3 strikeouts. Kings Strike % came up 73.91. Patrick Raby was called upon to finish the final frames and doled out a Strike % of 61.90.


Game 2 is slated for Tuesday. Michigan will be the home team.


Below is our Vanderbilt Pitching Report via The Pitch Locator PRO








Michigan Spray Chart vs Vanderbilt

Game 1 

2019 College World Series




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