Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

College Sports

June 24, 2014

Virginia beats Vandy 7-2, forces a Game 3 at CWS

OMAHA, Neb. — Brandon Waddell limited Vanderbilt to five hits in his first nine-inning complete game, Virginia knocked out first-round draft pick Tyler Beede in the seventh, and the Cavaliers evened the College World Series finals with a 7-2 victory Tuesday night.

Each team will be playing for its first national title in baseball in the winner-take-all Game 3 on Wednesday night.

Virginia (53-15) forced the third game after Vanderbilt (50-21) rode a nine-run third inning to a 9-8 victory in the opener.

Waddell (10-3), who pitched a solid seven innings with no decision against TCU a week ago, was even better against the Commodores. He didn’t allow a hit in the fifth through eighth innings and retired 12 in a row before he issued a walk with two outs in the ninth.

His first official complete game came in a six-inning, rain-shortened game against Monmouth in March.

NCAA College World Series Glance

By The Associated Press

At TD Ameritrade Park Omaha

Omaha, Neb.

Championship Series

(Best-of-3)

Monday, June 23: Vanderbilt 9, Virginia 8

Tuesday, June 24: Virginia 7, Vanderbilt 2, series tied 1-1

Wednesday, June 25: Virginia (53-15) vs. Vanderbilt (50-21), 8 p.m.

 

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