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D-backs pick Henry twirls shutout in CWS

June 17, 2019

D-backs Draft pick Tommy Henry was dominant Monday to push Michigan to within a game of the 2019 College World Series finals. Henry, the No. 74 overall selection in this month’s MLB Draft, pitched a three-hit shutout, striking out 10 batters as the Wolverines defeated Florida State, 2-0. Michigan can

D-backs Draft pick Tommy Henry was dominant Monday to push Michigan to within a game of the 2019 College World Series finals.

Henry, the No. 74 overall selection in this month’s MLB Draft, pitched a three-hit shutout, striking out 10 batters as the Wolverines defeated Florida State, 2-0. Michigan can secure its place in the finals with another victory Friday afternoon.

Henry’s performance was just the third complete game shutout pitched at the College World Series in Michigan history. The last time the Wolverines shut out a CWS opponent was against Baylor on June 2, 1978.

Michigan struck first with a home run by Jesse Franklin in the first inning and added on with another run in the fifth. That was more than enough for Henry, who scattered three hits -- two doubles and a single -- hit two batters and did not issue a walk. He made 100 pitches, 71 of them for strikes.

Henry, a 22-year-old left-hander, was one of seven players Arizona selected on Day 1 of the Draft. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound hurler is 11-5 with a 3.27 ERA this season.

“He’s a big, strong left-hander that we had up to 94 [mph]," D-backs scouting director Deric Ladnier said during the Draft. "Your traditional curveball, your traditional changeup. Pounds the zone, lot of swing and miss, He’s that big-bodied lefty, college performer, like [Drey] Jameson, who we feel like once we get him in the system, we’ll be able to start pushing him like we have some of our other guys.”

Chad Thornburg is a reporter for MLB.com.