Michigan Drops Regional Opener
June 2, 2006
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Vanderbilt senior RHP Matt Buschmann pitched a complete-game six-hitter and the Commodores collected three homers to beat the University of Michigan baseball team 5-2 in first-round action in the NCAA Atlanta Regional played Friday afternoon (June 2) in Georgia Tech's Russ Chandler Stadium.
The loss drops the third-seeded Wolverines (42-20) into the first game Saturday (June 4, 3 p.m.) against the loser of the second game between top-seeded host Georgia Tech (45-16) and fourth-seeded Stetson (38-22). The second game was postponed Friday due to rain and rescheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, pushing the other Saturday games back two hours to 3 and 7 p.m.
Vanderbilt sophomore Ryan Davis hit a two-run homer to snap a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the second against Michigan starter freshman RHP Zach Putnam (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer HS). Putnam (6-2) took the loss, working 1.2 innings and allowing two hits and three runs.
Michigan fifth-year senior LHP Drew Taylor (Toronto, Ontario/Upper Canada College) replaced Putnam in the second inning and worked a season-high 6.1 innings out of the bullpen, allowing two runs on four hits to keep the Wolverines close. Taylor gave up a pair of solo homers in the fifth inning for the final 5-2 margin. Full Story