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The Vanderbilt Whistler, Preacher Franklin, cheers for the Vanderbilt Commodores during an NCAA College World Series baseball game against Mississippi State in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Fans at the College World Series and across the Southeastern Conference may have never seen Preacher Franklin. They've surely heard him. Franklin is one of the two famous, or infamous, "Vanderbilt Whistlers," and his distinctive chirps can be heard throughout stadiums the Commodores play in and in the background of television broadcasts. Vandy fans love it, or at least tolerate it. Fans of the opposing team or neutral observers find it annoying. Really annoying. (Ricky Rogers/The Tennessean via AP)
June 21, 2019 - 2:13 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Fans at the College World Series and across the Southeastern Conference may have never seen Preacher Franklin. They've surely heard him. Franklin is one of the two famous, or infamous, "Vanderbilt Whistlers," and his distinctive chirps can be heard throughout stadiums the...
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Louisville's Danny Oriente celebrates after scoring the winning run against Mississippi State on a single by Drew Campbell in the ninth inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, June 20, 2019. Louisville won 4-3. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 21, 2019 - 1:01 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Louisville was down three runs and its offense was doing next to nothing through six innings against Mississippi State. And the Cardinals' dismal history at the College World Series didn't portend a comeback, either. They were still down a run going to the ninth and facing a...
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Retiring Florida State coach Mike Martin tips his hat to spectators following the team's NCAA College World Series baseball game against Texas Tech in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Texas Tech won 4-1. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 19, 2019 - 11:39 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Brian Klein hit the tiebreaking home run for Texas Tech, and the Red Raiders beat Florida State 4-1 at the College World Series on Wednesday night to close the 40-year coaching career of NCAA all-time wins leader Mike Martin. Klein's homer, his second of the CWS and third of the...
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Auburn's Will Holland, left, steals second base as Louisville's Tyler Fitzgerald misses the tag in the third inning. (Ryan Soderlin/Omaha World-Herald via AP)
June 19, 2019 - 7:55 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Wins are always hard to come by for Louisville at the College World Series, and this one was no different. Two relievers had to survive anxious moments to hold Auburn to two runs over five innings before the 5-3 victory was secure Wednesday, completing a game suspended by rain...
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Vanderbilt pitcher Kumar Rockeer (80) delivers against Mississippi State in the fourth inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 19, 2019 - 7:46 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — After being constantly reminded for more than a week about his no-hitter in the NCAA super regionals, Kumar Rocker found himself on the mound for the first time on a bigger stage at the College World Series. Vanderbilt's 6-foot-4, 255-pound freshman star never let the pressure...
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Mississippi State's Marshall Gilbert, second from left, is hugged by teammates after he drove in the winning run against Auburn in the ninth inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Sunday, June 16, 2019. Mississippi State won 5-4. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 17, 2019 - 12:40 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Marshall Gilbert turned a mostly forgettable night at the plate into a memorable one. The No. 9 batter hit a bases-loaded single up the middle that capped a four-run ninth inning and gave Mississippi State a 5-4 walk-off victory over Auburn in the College World Series on Sunday...
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Vanderbilt's Austin Martin (16) stomps on home plate after hitting a two-run home run against Louisville in the seventh inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Sunday, June 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 16, 2019 - 11:38 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Austin Martin is best known as Vanderbilt's .400 hitter. He's starting to get a reputation for his power. Martin homered on Reid Detmers' first pitch of the game and he went deep again in the seventh to break a tie in the Commodores' 3-1 victory over Louisville on Sunday in the...
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Florida State starting pitcher Drew Parrish (43) works against Arkansas in the fourth inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, June 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 15, 2019 - 11:06 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Drew Parrish called it the best performance of his career. It came at the right time and place for Florida State, which is attempting to send its coach and all-time NCAA wins leader into retirement with his first national championship. Parrish limited Arkansas to five hits in...
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Michigan's Jordan Nwogu (42) celebrates after scoring against Texas Tech on a sacrifice fly by Jordan Brewer, in the first inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, June 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 15, 2019 - 10:22 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Stage fright was no factor for a Michigan baseball program that's in the College World Series for the first time in 35 years. The Wolverines just kept doing what they've been doing since the NCAA Tournament started. "Pitching, defense, timely hitting seems to be the recipe of the...
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TD Ameritrade Park grounds crew paints the College World Series logo behind home plate during practice day for baseball's College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park, Friday, June 14, 2019, in Omaha, Neb. (Ryan Soderlin/Omaha World-Herald via AP)
June 15, 2019 - 11:27 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Arkansas was so close to winning its first national championship in baseball last year that Casey Martin, from his position at third base, started seeing the celebratory dogpile in his mind's eye. Oregon State was batting in the top of the ninth inning with two outs and a runner...
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