They didn’t dangle the posh of valuable person pitcher Kumar Rocker on the mound tonight, but Vanderbilt didn’t want him for even a moment in their winner-get-all game against Michigan on Wednesday night. With a tiring but decisive 8-2 victory, the Commodores carried out a comeback from a 1-0 series deficit, gained the nationwide championship, and ended what had been a magical bustle for the Wolverines.
Michigan’s Jordan Brewer singled dwelling the first bustle of the game within the first inning, but after that it turned into all Vandy, beginning with Pat DeMarco’s solo dinger within the second.
Michigan starter Karl Kauffmann didn’t dangle the dominant stuff he had shown all postseason, and Vandy tagged him with five earned runs and chased him from the game as they took a 6-1 lead after four innings. Pitching for the Commodores, Mason Hickman turned into the whole lot they may be able to dangle wanted him to be. He got out of a jam within the first by inserting out three straight hitters with men on first and second, then he continued to brush off any early-game mud by throwing six solid innings with 10 strikeouts and exact that one bustle allowed.
Unheralded Michigan’s bustle turned into very spectacular in itself, even within the occasion that they came up one game brief. As finest the second Huge Ten program to make the CWS since 1985, these surprising outdated few weeks (at the side of an upset of number-one UCLA) marked a that that you might perchance be ready to imagine resurgence for a college that turned into long-ago vast. 2d-ranked Vanderbilt, in inequity, had this championship in their sights all season, but it still carries a lot of emotional weight. This 2019 senior class for Vanderbilt is the category that came in with highly-touted pitcher Donny Everett, who tragically died by drowning after finishing his freshman twelve months. Seven of Everett’s teammates dangle been on this twelve months’s champions.