Vanderbilt, Texas Tech Reach College World Series
(NEW YORK) -- Just three tickets to Omaha remain after both Vanderbilt and Texas Tech booked their trips to the College World Series on Sunday.
Vanderbilt, which had lost six of its last 11 games heading into the tournament, got some big moments out of a pair of rookies to win their Super Regional. Freshman Hayden Stone pitched six innings of three-hit ball as the Commodores defeated Stanford 12-5 on Sunday to clinch a World Series berth. Freshman All-American Bryan Reynolds went 8-for-12 in the three-game set with the Cardinal, helping Vandy reach just their second ever College World Series and first since 2011.
Vince Conde and John Norwood each drove in a pair as the Commodores scored six combined runs in the seventh and eight innings to pull away late.
Meanwhile, the Red Raiders used a completely different method to earn their spot in the final eight: pitching. Over the course of two games, Texas Tech allowed no runs to the College of Charleston, capping the series with a 1-0 win on Sunday. It is the first time in program history that the Red Raiders are going to Omaha.
Dylan Dusek pitched five-plus innings of shutout baseball, making it his fourth straight start without giving up a run. Three other pitchers combined to finish out the shutout while Adam Krisch doubled home the lone run in the fourth.
Texas, Louisville, and UC Irvine have all advanced to College World Series as well. Louisiana-Lafayette takes on Ole Miss, Maryland faces Virginia and Pepperdine battles Texas Christian University in a trio of do-or-die games to round out the final field on Monday night.
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