Vanderbilt, Texas, UC Irvine, Louisville In College World Series

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Vanderbilt punched its ticket to Omaha by defeating Stanford 12-5 Sunday afternoon to win its NCAA Regional.

Three teams clinched berths in the College World Series on Saturday. UC Irvine returns to Omaha for the first time since 2007, Texas is back after a two-year absence and Louisville has made its second consecutive CWS.

C.J Hinojosa drove in two runs and Parker French pitched six scoreless innings as Texas beat Houston 4-0 to win its NCAA Super Regional. The Longhorns (43-19) are headed to Omaha for the 35th time, more than any other school.

Andrew Morales pitched a five-hit shutout to lead UC Irvine to a 1-0 victory over Oklahoma State. The Anteaters (40-23) come to Omaha for the second time since becoming a Division I program in 2002.

Nick Solak's two-run homer in the top of the fifth inning propelled Louisville to a 7-4 win over Kennesaw State. The Cardinals (50-15) have now made the College World Series three times since coach Dan McDonnell was hired in 2007. Before his arrival, the Cardinals had never won a game in the NCAA Tournament.

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