You have to feel for Zach PutnamBy
Dude goes into Corvallis and no-hits the defending National Champs for 8+ innings before a walk, sac bunt and single gives Oregon State a 1-0 lead in the top of the 9th.
Michigan is considered the home team because of record, but the matchup is taking place in Oregon State’s turf because theÂ Wolverine’s Athletic Director didn’t submit a bid to host a Regional. Let’s see if Putnam’s teammates can bail him out in the bottom of the 9th against Joe Paterson, the Beaver’s #2 starter who came out of the ‘pen in the 8th…
Update: After getting a quick GB out and giving up a single, Paterson is relieved by Eddie Kunz, one of the nation’s top closers. Because he was also serving as Michigan’s DH, Putnam came up representing the winning run … and promptly grounded out to short on the first pitch. Kunz gets another grounder from the next guy to end the game, and givesÂ OSUÂ a 1-0 lead in the best of 3 series. Talk about a tough loss for Putnam.
This is what baseball is about, not all that soap opera WWF bullshit that the media has made it.