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Virginia beats Vanderbilt 7-2 to even College World Series

Jun 25, 2014, 12:10 AM EST

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The three-game College World Series final is tied up.

University of Virginia sophomore Brandon Waddell allowed just two runs — one earned — across nine innings and the Cavaliers got 3-for-5 nights from both Joe McCarthy and Kenny Towns in a 7-2 Game 2 win over Vanderbilt on Tuesday night in Omaha, Nebraska. It was the first career complete game for Waddell, a 20-year-old lefty from Houston, Texas.

Vanderbilt starter Tyler Beede was pitching well until the top of the sixth inning, when Virginia poured on three runs on three singles and a triple by center fielder Brandon Downes. Beede, drafted 14th overall by the Giants in this year’s June MLB Amateur Draft, wound up surrendering six total earned runs on 10 hits and three walks. He threw 117 pitches.

Vanderbilt took Game 1 on Monday night, so this College World Series final will come down to a decisive Game 3 on Wednesday. Vandy is seeking its first-ever NCAA national championship in a men’s sport.

  1. Stiller43 - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:36 AM

    Lets go UVA!!

  2. tn16 - Jun 25, 2014 at 2:49 AM

    This is some of the best baseball to watch!

  3. mungman69 - Jun 25, 2014 at 4:45 AM

    Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus!

  4. baberuthslegs - Jun 25, 2014 at 6:28 AM

    Go Vandy!!!

    (trying to balance the rooting interest in this thread)

  5. chumthumper - Jun 25, 2014 at 8:12 AM

    Lived in Omaha 25 years and dayyam I miss going to the CWS. Great baseball and an awesome event.

  6. APBA Guy - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:50 PM

    As many HBT readers know, I am a UVa alum, and usually manage to sneak that bit of irrelevance into any comments regarding Sean Doolittle, Ryan Zimmerman, Javier Lopez etc..And while it was a long time ago when I’d sit in the stands, watching when Virginia played bad baseball on a rock-strewn field overlooking Rte 29, they’ve certainly come a long way.

    Let’s go ‘hoos!

  7. musketmaniac - Jun 25, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    Garbage, but I guess a few people care.

  8. sckrapps - Jun 25, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    Wa-hoo-wa!

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