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College World Series: Virginia beats Tennessee in Game 1

Virginia's Logan Michaels (12) slides home for a run against Tennessee in the seventh inning...
Virginia's Logan Michaels (12) slides home for a run against Tennessee in the seventh inning during a baseball game in the College World Series, Sunday, June 20, 2021, at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/John Peterson)(John Peterson | AP)
Updated: Jun. 21, 2021 at 11:55 AM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Day two of the College World Series had a bunch of teams wearing orange, and Mississippi State.

The first game was between Tennessee and Virginia and marked Hoos coach Brian O’Connor’s return to Omaha, where his team won it all in 2015. Could his team get it done now that it was time to get to work? Yes. The Volunteers had a tough day despite great fan support.

At the top of the third inning, Logan Michaels cranked out his first homer of the season, a solo shot. His dad was in the stand, cheering. But he wasn’t done. The seventh inning was a big one for Virginia. Michaels drove in a run as part of a four-run inning. Michaels went 3 for 4 on the game, and Virginia won its first game of the series, 6-0.

“I’m proud that we started off 1-0,” O’Connor said after the game. “We were prepared. They handled the moment very, very well.”

“Everybody’s a leader on this team. I mean, you can look right and left, everyone can lead,” Michaels said. “Everybody steps up in big moments, and I think that’s why we’re playing so well. I mean, every team here is really, really good and really talented, and so it’s going to take guys on the team to step up and be leaders.”

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