NCAA Baseball: College World Series-Michigan vs Texas Tech

Jun 21, 2019; Omaha, NE, USA; Michigan Wolverines first baseman Jimmy Kerr (15) celebrates with infielder Riley Bertram (12) a home run in the eighth inning against the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the 2019 College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park. Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan overpowered No. 8 Texas Tech 15-3 on Friday to advance to the best-of-three College World Series final.

The Wolverines, seeking their first national championship since 1962, will face either No. 2 Vanderbilt or No. 7 Louisville, in Omaha, Neb.

Louisville needs a win Friday night against Vanderbilt to force the "if necessary" game on Saturday.

Michigan scored its 15 runs on 14 hits and 12 walks from seven Texas Tech pitchers. First baseman Jimmy Kerr slugged two home runs as he went 4-for-6 with three RBIs and four runs scored.

The first four batters in the lineup contributed 11 RBIs. Center fielder Jesse Franklin had four RBIs and designated hitter Jordan Nwogu drove in three.

Michigan starter Karl Kauffmann got the win, working six innings. He gave up three runs on six hits and four walks while striking out two. He turned the game over to fellow right-hander Jeff Criswell, who pitched three scoreless innings and struck out six.

Texas Tech right-hander Micah Dallas took the loss. He worked one-plus innings, giving up four runs on five hits and a walk.

--Field Level Media