June 21, 2014
Vanderbilt Edges Texas, Reaches
In Omaha, Neb., backup third baseman Tyler
Campbell had a base hit with two away in the bottom of the 10th
to bring home Rhett Wiseman with the game-winning run as
Vanderbilt nipped Texas 4-3 Saturday evening to advance to the
championship series of the 2014 College World Series at TD
The Commodores (49-20) will face third-seeded
Virginia in a best-of-three series beginning on Monday at 7 p.m.
CT. Both teams will be seeking their first national title. The
Longhorns finished the season with a 46-21 mark.
With two away in the 10th, Wiseman (2 for 4)
singled to center and stole second. Pinch-hitter Ro Coleman drew
a walk. Both runners moved up a base when Karl Ellison was hit
by a pitch. Campbell, who was playing in place of ineligible
starter Xavier Turner, delivered a base hit to plate Wiseman
with the game-winner.
Vanderbilt scored single runs in the first and
third to take an early 2-0 lead. Bryan Reynolds (2 for 5) had a
one-out base hit in the first and came in on a fielder's choice
by John Norwood (2 for 5). Vince Conde (2 for 5) started the
third by reaching on an error. He moved to second on a bunt
single, stole third and scored on a throwing error to give the
Commodores a 2-0 advantage.
Texas rallied to tie it in the fourth. C.J.
Hinojosa had a leadoff double and moved to third on a single by
Collin Shaw. A walk to Johnson loaded the bases with no outs.
Following a strikeout, Kacy Clemens singled to drive in Hinojosa
and Shaw and knot the score at 2.
The Commodores reclaimed the lead in the fifth.
Zander Wiel drew a one-out walk, moved to second on a base hit
by Norwood and scored on a double by Wiseman to give Vanderbilt
a 3-2 advantage.
The Longhorns quick answered in the sixth. Tres
Barrera had a leadoff triple and came in on a single by Zane
Gurwitz (2 for 4) to even the score at 3-3.
Hayden Stone (3-0) earned the win in relief,
allowing three hits and a run in 5.2 innings with one walk and
eight strikeouts. He finished for starter Carson Fulmer (4.1 IP,
4 H, 2 R, 6 BB, 3 K).