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Wolverines fall short in College World Series as Vanderbilt wins NCAA baseball title

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The University of Michigan baseball team finished its season just short of a national championship. In the deciding game of the College World Series final on Wednesday, Vanderbilt beat the Wolverines 8-2. U of M won Game 1, but lost two straight to the Commodores in Omaha, Nebraska.

Michigan Radio sports commentator John U. Bacon spoke to Morning Edition host Doug Tribou about the series and how U of M's appearance in Omaha bucked a longstanding trend in college baseball.

Michigan last won the national championship in 1962. This was their first trip to Omaha since 1984.

John U. Bacon has worked nearly three decades as a writer, a public speaker, and a college instructor, winning awards for all three.
Doug Tribou joined the Michigan Radio staff as the host of Morning Edition in 2016. Doug first moved to Michigan in 2015 when he was awarded a Knight-Wallace journalism fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
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