College World Series: Vanderbilt scores twice in the bottom of the ninth to walk-off against Stanford

Vanderbilt's Spencer Jones scores game winner
Vanderbilt's Spencer Jones scores game winner(NCAA)
Published: Jun. 23, 2021 at 11:21 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - A true two out rally by the defending champs polished off a wild 6-5 win against Stanford. The lose ends the season for the Cardinal and the Commodores live another day. They will play North Carolina State Friday afternoon in yet another elimination game for Vandy.

Stanford was in full control of this game building a 4-0 lead through four innings. Vanderbilt cut the difference in half to 4-2 in the bottom of the fourth, then they scored two more in sixth inning.

Trailing 5-4 in the bottom of the ninth the first batters were retired and the Commodores were down to their last out. Javier Vaz walked and advanced to third on a Spencer Jones infield hit plus an error by the Stanford shortstop. Enrique Bradfield singled to center driving in Yaz from third, Jones moved to third. That tied the game at five. Then Jones scored on a wild pitch to complete the comeback.

Vanderbilt will have a fully rested Kumar Rocker Friday after starting 17-year-old Christian Little in this game. Christian enrolled early and was in high school in the fall.

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