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Vandy holds off UVa in CWS finals

Updated: June 24, 2014, 3:12 AM ET
Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. -- Virginia held Vanderbilt scoreless for all but one inning.

But boy, what an inning it was.

The Commodores capitalized on Virginia starter Nathan Kirby's sudden loss of control to score nine runs in the third, then held off the Cavaliers to win 9-8 in Game 1 of the College World Series finals Monday night.

"We're fortunate to win that game, for sure," Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin said. "No one could have scripted that particular game, and if anyone said they could, ...

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