A night after one of Virginia's worst pitching starts of the season, the Cavaliers got one of their best to force a winner-take-all game for the national championship.
Vanderbilt capitalized on Virginia starter Nathan Kirby's sudden loss of control to score nine runs in the third inning, then held off the Cavaliers to win 9-8 in Game 1 of the College World Series finals Monday night.
It's going to be tough in 2014-15 for Duke to improve on this past year.
Tyler Campbell never expected to even play in the College World Series. Turns out, he's become one of Vanderbilt's stars in Omaha.
Augie Garrido's Texas baseball teams are always built on pitching and defense, and the Longhorns sure are showing it at the College World Series.
A night off from catching re-charged Will Allen at the plate.Allen, who was in the lineup as the designated hitter on Thursday night to rest a sore shoulder, snapped out of a mini-slump with three hits and three RBIs to lead Mississippi past TCU 6-4 at the College World Series.
Kansas center Joel Embiid is scheduled to have surgery Friday to repair a stress fracture in his right foot, a stunning development that could affect the top choices in next week's NBA draft.
Texas accounted for a couple of firsts at this year's College World Series — as in first home run and first shutout.
It took 15 innings, but Nate Irving and Daniel Pinero finally got the job done for Virginia.
A workmanlike victory over Louisville has Texas coach Augie Garrido confident his Longhorns are in the right frame of mind to make a deep run at the College World Series.