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Vandy knocks off Michigan to even up CWS Finals | KRVN Radio

Vandy knocks off Michigan to even up CWS Finals

Vandy knocks off Michigan to even up CWS Finals
Vanderbilt pitcher Kumar Rockeer reacts at the end of the sixth inning against Michigan in Game 2 of the NCAA College World Series baseball finals in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Kumar Rocker struck out 11 while pitching 6 1/3 innings of three-hit ball, and Vanderbilt got to Michigan’s shaky bullpen in a 4-1 win in Game 2 of the College World Series finals Tuesday night.

The Commodores (58-12) forced a winner-take-all Game 3 on Wednesday night at TD Ameritrade Park. Michigan is playing for its first national title since 1962, and Vanderbilt is trying for its first since 2014.

Rocker (12-5) set the tone in another in a line of strong performances. Ten of the 6-foot-4, 255-pound freshman’s first 11 pitches were strikes. Michigan (50-21) failed to score in the opening inning for the first time in its five CWS games and five of the first six batters struck out.

Redshirt freshman Isaiah Paige (4-1), pitching for the first time since June 8 in regionals, drew the start for Michigan and worked four-plus innings.

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