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June 02, 2008 - Image 16

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Monday, June 2, 2008
The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com

From Page 15
Three years later, Putnam is one of
the best pitchers in college baseball. He
went 9-0 with a 2.58 ERA this year and
is ranked as the 50th best pitcher in the
draft by Baseball America.
Another likely draft pick is shortstop
Jason Christianranked asthe117thbest
prospect for position players by Baseball
Juniors Chris Fetter and Adam Abra-
ham are also possible draft picks in the
upcoming draft.
Both players are undecided on wheth-
er they will leave for the major leagues
and will wait until after the draft to
make a decision.
"The kids have dreams, and if the
opportunity is right for them, they have
to pursue that opportunity," Maloney
said. "I don't think any of these guys are
going to rush out the door. People are

going to have to pay these guys to leave
Pack 'em in: Michigan set an atten-
dance record for the newly renovated
Ray Fisher Stadium this weekend.
A combined 4,154 fans packed into
the stadium for two games Saturday.
Arizona coach Andy Lopez even
appreciated the enthusiastic crowd
because Arizona has had lackluster
home attendance all season.
"It's fun to see a community support
a program like they did tonight," Lopez
said after Arizona beat Michigan 4-3.
"I'm very envious."
Friday night's crowd was the largest
of the regional for a single game. 4,082
people alone bought tickets to the game.
University President Mary Sue Coleman
and many of the donors who supported
the stadium renovation were on hand to
witness Michigan host the regional.
"It was a fantastic crowd," Maloney
said. "You couldn't pack any more peo-
ple in here."

From Page 15
It came as no surprise to
Henry that the meet was
dominated by warm-weather
schools. Louisiana State fin-
ished first in the region, tal-
lying an impressive 119 points
over the weekend. The Tigers
were followed in the stand-
ings by Tennessee (66 points)
and Mississippi (49 points).
Michigan placed the highest
of any Midwestern school (41
"I thought we had a very
hard-fought final day," Henry
added. "But we were pleased
with the performance we had
The five Wolverine qualifiers
will next compete June 11-14 at
the NCAA Outdoor Champion-
ships in Des Moines, Iowa.

Senior Nate Recknagel sat out most of the weekend with an injured elbow.



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