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Virginia wins 1st CWS title in 4-2 win over Vanderbilt

1 year 10 months 3 weeks ago June 25, 2015 Jun 25, 2015 Thursday, June 25 2015 June 25, 2015 9:08 AM in Sports
Source: AP Sports Writer
By: Eric Olson

OMAHA, Neb. - Pavin Smith homered and drove in three runs and Brandon Waddell turned in another strong College World Series pitching performance, leading Virginia over Vanderbilt 4-2 on Wednesday night for the school's first baseball national championship.

The Cavaliers (44-24) prevailed in the CWS finals rematch against the defending champion Commodores and brought the Atlantic Coast Conference its first title in baseball since Wake Forest in 1955.

Waddell (5-5) went seven innings and allowed only two hits after Vanderbilt (51-21) scored twice in the first. He retired the last 11 batters he faced. It was Waddell's fifth career CWS start, and Virginia won each of them.

Nathan Kirby pitched the last two innings and struck out five for his first save. John Kilichowski (3-4) took the loss.

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