College baseball

FILE - In this Monday, June 24, 2019, file photo, shows a man walking by a sign at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Tens of thousands of professional and amateur poker players go on a pilgrimage to Las Vegas every summer in hopes of returning home richer, owning a gold bracelet and earning considerable bragging rights. They all want to win at the World Series of Poker. The tournament is marking its 50th year. The $10,000 buy-in, no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event kicks off Wednesday, July 3. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
June 28, 2019 - 2:36 pm
Tens of thousands of professional and amateur poker players go on a pilgrimage to Las Vegas every summer in hopes of returning home richer, owning a gold bracelet and having considerable bragging rights. They are young and old and overwhelmingly male. They are college dropouts and accountants,...
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Vanderbilt celebrates an 8-2 win over Michigan during the deciding game of the NCAA College World Series baseball finals Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Omaha, Neb. (Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald via AP)
June 27, 2019 - 4:29 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Vanderbilt topped off its dominant run through the Southeastern Conference with the national championship, and there may be no slowing down the Commodores. Tim Corbin's 2020 club, on paper, might even be better. "Tim has built a program that is to the point it just recycles guys...
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FILE -In this Sept. 18, 2017 photograph, Pete Frates, who is stricken with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, listens to a guest at Fenway Park in Boston. On Thursday, June 27, 2019, Boston College unveiled plans for the Pete Frates Center, a new indoor baseball and softball training facility that will be named after the alumnus who helped popularize the ice bucket challenge. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
June 27, 2019 - 12:29 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Boston College says its new indoor baseball and softball training facility will be named after the alumnus who helped popularize the ice bucket challenge. The college unveiled plans Wednesday for the Pete Frates (FRAY'-tees) Center during a ceremony attended by Frates and his family...
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Vanderbilt players celebrate after defeating Michigan in Game 3 of the NCAA College World Series baseball finals in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (AP Photo/John Peterson)
June 26, 2019 - 10:46 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Mason Hickman and Jake Eder combined for 14 strikeouts, Vanderbilt knocked out Michigan ace Karl Kauffmann in the fourth inning, and the Commodores won the College World Series with an 8-2 victory in Game 3 of the finals Wednesday night. Vandy (59-12) won its second title in its...
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Vanderbilt pitcher Kumar Rockeer reacts at the end of the sixth inning against Michigan in Game 2 of the NCAA College World Series baseball finals in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 26, 2019 - 12:05 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Vanderbilt's go-to guy throughout the postseason once again delivered a dominant performance. Freshman Kumar Rocker struck out 11 while pitching 6 1/3 innings of three-hit ball, and Vanderbilt got to Michigan's shaky bullpen in a 4-1 win in Game 2 of the College World Series...
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Michigan's Jimmy Kerr, center, is congratulated after hitting a 2-run home run against Vanderbilt during the seventh inning in Game 1 of the NCAA College World Series baseball finals in Omaha, Neb., Monday, June 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 24, 2019 - 11:58 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Michigan could sense the momentum slipping away. Jimmy Kerr got it back. Kerr homered for the third time in the College World Series, this time after Vanderbilt pulled within one in the sixth inning, and the Wolverines beat the Commodores 7-4 in Game 1 of the best-of-three finals...
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In this circa 1988 photo, AP sports writer Ed Shearer covers an NCAA college football game between Georgia and Tennessee at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga. Shearer, a longtime sports writer with The Associated Press who covered the Olympics, Super Bowl, World Series and Hank Aaron's 715th homer but left his most lasting mark as the "SEC Seer," a prognosticator of Southern football known throughout the nation, died Monday., June 14, 2019. He was 82. (AP Corporate Archives via AP)
June 24, 2019 - 6:12 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Ed Shearer, a longtime sports writer with The Associated Press who covered the Olympics, Super Bowl, World Series and Hank Aaron's 715th homer but left his most lasting mark as the "SEC Seer," a prognosticator of Southern football known throughout the nation, died Monday. He was 82...
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Michigan coach Erik Bakich and Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin share a laugh during a news conference Sunday, June 23, 2019, in Omaha, Neb. When Michigan (49-20) opens the best-of-three CWS finals against No. 2 national seed Vanderbilt (57-11) on Monday night, it will be playing its ninth game at TD Ameritrade in 34 days. (Z Long/Omaha World-Herald via AP)
June 23, 2019 - 4:56 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin gets right to the point when he discusses his protege, Erik Bakich. He's proud of him. He's impressed with what he has accomplished at Michigan. He's his biggest fan. Now he wants to beat him. Corbin's Commodores and Bakich's Wolverines have never...
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Vanderbilt's JJ Bleday (51) scores against Louisville catcher Henry Davis on a double by Ethan Paul during the ninth inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Friday, June 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 22, 2019 - 1:02 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Vanderbilt came to the College World Series ranked in the top five in all the major offensive categories. The Commodores have a .400 hitter, the No. 4 overall draft pick and three of the top 20 run producers in the nation. Through 8 1/3 innings against Louisville pitcher Luke...
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Michigan's Jimmy Kerr, left, is greeted by Jack Blomgren (2) and Jesse Franklin (7) at the dugout after scoring a run against Texas Tech on an RBI double by Blake Nelson in the first inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Friday, June 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 21, 2019 - 10:27 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Michigan has gone from being an anxious team playing not to lose the Big Ten regular-season championship a month ago to one that is carefree and just two wins away from the national championship. The Wolverines ended up letting that conference title slip away, and it was a lesson...
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