OMAHA, Neb. – The Vanderbilt Commodores and Mississippi State Bulldogs each look to remain unbeaten at the College World Series as the clubs face off on Wednesday at 1 p.m. from TD Ameritrade Park. The game can be seen on ESPN and heard on WNSR 560 AM/95.9 FM and VUCommodores.com.
Vanderbilt (55-11) set a school record with its 55th victory, coming on Sunday with a 3-1 result against Louisville. Sophomore Austin Martin became the 53rd player in the College World Series to post a multi-homer game and just the second among those to account for all of his teams’ RBIs.
Mississippi State (52-13) mounted a four-run rally in the ninth inning to walk-off Auburn 5-4 in Sunday’s nightcap. The Bulldogs, who trailed by three entering the ninth, recorded their 28th come-from-behind win of the season and fifth in six NCAA postseason games.
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– WEDNESDAY: RHP Kumar Rocker (10-5, 3.50 ERA) vs. RHP Peyton Plumlee (7-4, 3.67 ERA)
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Vanderbilt and Mississippi State meet for the 124th time in the history of the programs Wednesday. It is the fourth NCAA Tournament meeting (2018 Nashville Super Regional) and the first at the College World Series. Vandy downed the Bulldogs 1-0 at the SEC Tournament.
Vandy freshman Kumar Rocker fanned 19 and tossed the Dores’ first individual no-hitter since 1971 his last time out in a 3-0 win against Duke. The no-hitter was the first by a player in super regional action and eight in the NCAA Tournament.
The Commodores are a combined 9-1 vs. College World Series teams this season following 3-1 victory against Louisville on Sunday afternoon at the event. In 10 games against CWS teams, the Dores have batted .319, averaging 7.4 runs per game while posting a 3.54 ERA.
The winner between Vanderbilt and Mississippi State returns to action on Friday at 6 p.m. on ESPN. The loser will play an elimination game on Thursday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2 against the winner of Louisville and Auburn (Tuesday, 1 p.m.). All games can be heard on WNSR 560 AM/95.9 FM and VUCommodores.com.