Milton native Jack Blomgren and the University of Michigan baseball team finished as runner ups in the College World Series on Wednesday, June 26, in Omaha, Nebraska.
The Wolverines fell to Vanderbilt in the championship series, losing the three-game series 2-1.
In the College World Series final against the Commodores, Blomgren, a Janesville Craig High School graduate, batted 6 for 12 (.500) and scored two runs.
In the first game of the CWS championship, Blomgren went 3 for 4 to go along with a run and a walk in the Wolverines’ 7-4 victory.
In Michigan’s 4-1 defeat in the second game of the series, Blomgren collected two of the Wolverines’ four hits in a 2 for 4 performance.
Michigan would go on to lose the rubber match 8-2, with Blomgren connecting on one hit.
Blomgren also played a big role in helping the Wolverines reach the College World Series Tournament. In the NCAA Super Regional final on June 9 against No. 1 ranked UCLA, Blomgren proved to be the difference in the game, collecting an RBI and a run in the 4-2 triumph.
The Michigan sophomore was named second team All-Big Ten at shortstop in 2019.
For the season, Blomgren batted .314 and drove in 47 runs. He also scored 40 runs, had a .965 fielding percentage and homered three times.
Michigan finished with a 50-22 record for the season. The College World Series appearance was the Wolverines first since 1984.