The Vanderbilt Commodores Men’s Baseball Team won the 2019 College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska last night defeating the University of Michigan Wolverines in a commanding decisive Game 3 victory. With the 8-2 win, Vanderbilt’s baseball team became the 2019 college baseball national champions – their second national title after winning the CSW back in 2014.
Vanderbilt came into the NCAA baseball tournament bracket as the No. 2 national seed, after the consensus #1 UCLA Bruins, as one of the many contenders to the NCAA baseball crown this year. The finale didn’t start out the way the Commodores hoped with the Wolverines opening the match with three straight singles without one recorded out to fall behind 1-0.
However, starting picther Mason Hickman got into the flow and settled down into the game thereafter. That allowed Vanderbilt’s center fielder Pat DeMarco to tie the game at 1-1 belting the teams’ 100th home run of the season in the second inning. After that, things changed and Vanderbilt took control.
At TD Ameritrade Park, Vandy took the lead in the third inning and never looked back. The Commodores broke open the game with three runs in the third inning and two in the fourth to take a commanding 6-1 lead as Michigan’s Karl Kauffmann struggled. Kauffmann was making his third start in the College World Series.
Vanderbilt College World Series Championship Jerseys, T-Shirts
As Derek Mason, head coach of the Vanderbilt football team said after their win: “Tim Corbin and the Vandy baseball team is the hottest brand in Nashville.” So celebrate the Vanderbilt Men’s Baseball team and their second College World Series championship in five years with some of the best Vandy baseball gear out there.
Check out some of the best Commodore jerseys, shirts, and caps on Fanatics.
Vanderbilt NCAA Men’s Baseball College World Series National Champions T-Shirt – Gray | Fanatics
Vanderbilt Men’s Baseball 2019 College World Series National Champions Adjustable Cap | Fanatics
Vanderbilt Commodores 2019 NCAA Men’s Baseball National Champions T-Shirt – Black | Fanatics
Vanderbilt Women’s 2019 NCAA Baseball College World Series National Champions Tee (Nike) | Fanatics
Vanderbilt Baseball Socks: 2019 College World Series National Champions Crew Socks | Fanatics
Vanderbilt Baseball Cap: Nike Swoosh Flex Hat in Black/Gold | Fanatics
Vanderbilt Commodores Nike Logo Performance T-Shirt – Black | Fanatics
Vanderbilt Commodores Women’s Long Sleeve Tie-Dyed Spirit Jersey | Fanatics
Vanderbilt 2019 NCAA Men’s Baseball College World Series National Champions Flag (2-Sided. 12” x 18” Garden) | Fanatics
2019 NCAA Men’s Baseball College World Series Bracket Vanderbilt Champs T-Shirt | Fanatics
Vanderbilt 2019 College World Series National Champions Logo Polo (Columbia) – Gold | Fanatics
Vanderbilt’s Consistency Defeats Michigan’s Destiny
The Michigan Wolverines had an up and down season, but came together when it mattered most. The team had fun on their amazing run and was looking like a season of destiny. The way they were playing in the last several weeks looks like they were on their way to winning their first NCAA baseball title since 1962 before faltering in the final two games of the series. If U-M had won, that would have been the Big Ten’s first NCAA baseball championship since 1966 when Ohio State won the College World Series.
The Vanderbilt Commodores were consistent from the start to finish this season – losing back-to-back games just twice. Vanderbilt took both the Southeastern Conference regular-season and SEC tournament titles, set that league record for total wins, and had a record-tying 13 players selected in the MLB Draft.
Vanderbilt’s CWS win makes them the highest national seed to win the national title since the University of Miami way back in 2001 (Miami was also a No. 2.). They also becomes the fourth team in the last five years to lose Game 1 of the best-of-three College World Series finals but win the next two games to take the title.