Adam Ravenelle anchored down with 2 and 1/3 innings of shutout relief as the Vanderbilt Commodores held on for a 5-3 victory in the opening round of the College World Series in Omaha.
Perhaps the comedic relief during stretching of the Vanderbilt team has helped to cut the tension as their success continues to grow.
(H/T: VUCommodores.com and NCAA.com)
The Ole Miss Rebels became the 2nd SEC team to punch their ticket to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska this year as they beat the Ragin’ Cajuns of Louisiana-Lafayette by a score of 10-4 on the road. Sikes Orvis and Austin Anderson both homered to power Ole Miss past the Cajuns. It is the Rebels’ first trip to the College World Series since 1972.
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The Vanderbilt Commodores anchored down and scored twelve runs to capture the rubber game of the super-regional series against the Stanford Cardinal’s five spot to advance to the College World Series in Omaha.
“It’s like Christmas Day,” Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin told Jerome Boettcher of VUCommodores.com,
“It’s like when your kids come down and they get under the Christmas tree and start opening the presents, that’s what it feels like. I don’t have to be a part of that. All I need to do is get in the dugout and watch the kids celebrate.”
(H/T: VUCommodores.com, NCAA.com, Twitter)
Vandy rolled over Xavier in an 11-0 beatdown as Tyler Beede recorded 14 strikeouts.
The Commodores will face the #2 seeded Oregon Ducks in the Nashville regional at 7 p.m. CST. The Ducks rolled over Clemson 18-1 in Friday’s other first round game at Hawkins Field.