Prep Baseball Report

CWS Rematch: David Williams Fall Classic

David Seifert
Director of College Scouting

NASHVILLE- In a rematch of the 2019 CWS Championship game, Michigan traveled to Nashville for the David Williams Fall Classic at Hawkins Field. The exhibition honored the late Vanderbilt vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletics director while promoting diversity and inclusion.

The Commodores participated as the Nashville Stars while the Wolverines competed as the Detroit Stars, both former Negro Major League teams. At the end of nine innings, Detroit defeated Nashville by a score of 3-2.

With starting lineups bearing little resemblance to those from the 2019 CWS finale, especially the ‘Dores whose lineup included five freshman and just one (Harrison Ray) returning starter, the most intriguing matchup was on the mound. Highly-touted true freshman RHP Jack Leiter took the mound for Vanderbilt and was opposed by redshirt freshman LHP Steve Hajjar of Michigan. Both are potential Day...

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