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Vanderbilt upends Cal State Fullerton with walkoff in CWS

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A fifteen hour rain delay turns out to be just what the Vanderbilt baseball team needed to make a comeback. The Commodores were trailing the Cal State Fullerton Titans, 3-0, when the game was postponed last night.

Vanderbilt took this time to rest and regroup and it showed when they took the field today. When play resumed, Vanderbilt had a runner on third base with two outs in the bottom of the sixth.

Chad Hockin replaced Fullerton’s starter from last night, Thomas Eshelman. The Commodores scored quickly when first baseman Zander Wiel doubled and Rhett Wiseman scored from third.

John Kilichowski replaced Fulmer for Vanderbilt. He held the Titains to zero runs for two and a third before Kyle Wright came in to keep Fullerton to only three.

After a quiet seventh and eighth inning, Vanderbilt came out ready to fight in the bottom of the ninth. Wiel doubled again to start the inning and scored on a double by center fielder Reynolds.

This brough up freshman outfielder Jeren Kendall. Kendall took an 0-1 pitch and sent it over the right field fence to lead his team to a walk off win.

This victory sends the Commodores to the winner’s bracket where they will face TCU tomorrow night.

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