LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Clark Elliott hit a go-ahead two-run home run the third inning, Joe Stewart followed with a solo shot and Michigan never looked back, sending No. 7 overall seed Louisville into the loser’s bracket with a 7-3 victory in the Louisville Regional.
Michigan (34-26) advances to Sunday’s championship game where they will play the winner of Sunday morning’s elimination game between Louisville and Oregon.
The Cardinals or Ducks will have to beat the Wolverines twice to advance. A Michigan loss would lead to a finale on Monday.