It wasn’t easy by any means, but the Vanderbilt Commodores avoided losing their second game of the College World Series on Saturday night, and with that, they will now head off to the final series against the Virginia Cavaliers on Monday after their 4-3 walk-off win against the Texas Longhorns in 10 innings.
Vanderbilt pulled the fourth walk-off win of the College World Series this year, but it was the most important one yet.
With the game tied at three in the bottom of the 10th, the Longhorns got themselves in a bit of trouble as they loaded the bases up. That brought Vanderbilt’s Tyler Campbell to the plate with a trip to the finals on the line, and he delivered, notching the winning infield single that scored Rhett Wiseman from third base.
Throughout this tournament, Vanderbilt has looked like maybe the most unstoppable team of the bunch, and they certainly looked the part once again on this night.
This will be the first trip for the Commodores to the final best-of-three series to determine the national champion of college baseball.
Earlier in the day on Saturday, the Cavaliers took care of their business against the Ole Miss Rebels, so the stage is now set for these two to battle it out to crown the new champ of college baseball.
The final series between the Commodores and Cavaliers will begin Monday night.