College World Series 2019 finals: Vanderbilt shuts down Michigan in Game 2

first_imgVanderbilt leaned on right-hander Kumar Rocker on Tuesday to slow down a Michigan offense that had dominated the first contest of the College World Series finals.Rocker consistently got out of jams and struck out 11 over his 6 1/3 frames, helping the Commodores to a 4-1 bounceback victory in Game 2. A decisive Game 3 will take place at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday. 7:26 p.m. — Michigan gets through the top half of the first frame without any trouble.7:20 p.m. — We’re underway now with the Commodores batting first.7:03 p.m. — Game 2 will begin shortly. We’re looking forward to what should be a good one. MORE: Sign up for DAZN to watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound showUsing a hard fastball and pinpoint control, Rocker limited the Wolverines to three hits in Game 2. Michigan managed just four hits total after every one of its batters reached base at least once Monday.Vanderbilt’s hitters, meanwhile, did enough to support the superb pitching effort. They manufactured three runs via an RBI groundout and two run-scoring wild pitches before getting a late home run from Philip Clarke.Sporting News tracked live scoring updates and highlights from Game 2 between Vanderbilt and Michigan in the 2019 College World Series. Here’s how Vanderbilt won:College World Series 2019 finals: Highlights from Vanderbilt vs. MichiganVanderbilt: 4Michigan: 110:41 p.m. — FINAL: VANDERBILT 4, MICHIGAN 1. The Commodores force Game 3 with a solid all-around performance.’Dores want more.#CWS | @VandyBoys— NCAA Baseball (@NCAACWS) June 26, 201910:34 p.m. — Going to the bottom of the ninth. Can Michigan rally?10:30 p.m. — Last night, Michigan tallied 14 hits. So far tonight? Just four. This is the type of game Vanderbilt is used to playing.10:20 p.m. — On to the bottom of the eighth. Michigan has two more chances to tie this game.10:08 p.m. — VANDERBILT 4, MICHIGAN 1. An RBI single by Ako Thomas gives the Wolverines some life in the seventh.Blue battles back!Wolverines get on the board to cut the lead to 3! #CWS | @umichbaseball— NCAA Baseball (@NCAACWS) June 26, 20199:44 p.m. — VANDERBILT 4, MICHIGAN 0. Philip Clarke launches a home run, the first long ball of the evening.What a laser for Philip Clarke!The solo homer to right increases the Vandy lead to 4. #CWS | @VandyBoys— NCAA Baseball (@NCAACWS) June 26, 20199:37 p.m. — CLUTCH PITCHING. Rocker put two on with no out in the sixth, then emerged unscathed. Vanderbilt breathes a sigh of relief. Rocker is up to 10 strikeouts.9:13 p.m. — VANDERBILT 3, MICHIGAN 0. Vandy adds on as Michigan’s Jack Weisenburger loses the strike zone completely. A couple of wild pitches plate two runs.Vandy advances another one to home after a wild pitch. #CWS | @VandyBoys— NCAA Baseball (@NCAACWS) June 26, 20199:04 p.m. — After a sac bunt, it’s second and third now for the Commodores with one out in the sixth.8:47 p.m. — VANDERBILT 1, MICHIGAN 0. For the first time in these finals, the Commodores have the lead. It comes on an RBI groundout from Austin Martin.Austin Martin drives one in and the #VandyBoys strike first! #CWS | @VandyBoys— NCAA Baseball (@NCAACWS) June 26, 20198:42 p.m. — Vanderbilt has runners on the corners and no one out in the fifth.8:35 p.m. — Through four, it’s still 0-0.8:11 p.m. — Rocker gets out of it! His sixth strikeout of the game ends the third inning.8:07 p.m. — Second and third with two outs here for the Wolverines. Jordan Nwogu appears hurt, though. He pulled up on his way to first base trying to beat out a ground ball.7:56 p.m. — JJ Bleday flies out to end the frame — and the threat — with Infante stranded in scoring position. Bleday, of course, is the Commodores’ best hitter and the recent No. 4 overall MLB draft pick.7:53 pm. — Vanderbilt’s Julian Infante singles and then moves up to second on a wild pitch.7:48 p.m. — Vanderbilt starter Kumar Rocker looks great so far. He’s set a far different tone in this game.Kumar Rocker…oh my…He has struck out 5️⃣ through 6️⃣ hitters 😳 #CWS | @VandyBoys— NCAA Baseball (@NCAACWS) June 25, 20197:41 p.m. — Lots of strikeouts so far. Through an inning and a half, the teams have combined for five.last_img

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