College World Series: Vanderbilt takes a 1-0 lead on Virginia


While we don’t cover a lot of college baseball around here, the College World Series is a notable happening. All the more notable this year as it features a rematch of last year’s CWS in which Vanderbilt beat Virginia in three games.

This year’s best-of-three kicked off last night and Vanderbilt is now one game away from a repeat. This after beating Virginia 5-1 behind Carson Fulmer, who pitched seven and two-thirds of two-hit shutout ball, striking out eight. Fulmer was selected No. 8 overall by the White Sox in the draft two weeks ago. His teammate, shortstop and overall number one pick Danby Swanson was 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored.

This year’s matchup is the first CWS final rematch since 2006-07, when Oregon State and North Carolina faced off. If Vanderbilt wins one of the next two games they will be the first back-to-back champs since South Carolina won the 2010 and 2011 titles.

Action resumes tonight in Omaha at 8PM.