CWS What to Watch: June 23
Finals Game 2: Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Virginia Cavaliers (Vanderbilt leads 1-0)
8 p.m. ET Tuesday | ESPN with Karl Ravech, Kyle Peterson, Aaron Boone, Jessica Mendoza, Kaylee Hartung
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|Did You Know: Vanderbilt looks to become the seventh school to win back-to-back College World Series titles and the third to do so in the past 10 years (Oregon State/2006-07, South Carolina/2010-11).||Did You Know: The Cavaliers are the seventh team from the Atlantic Coast Conference to reach the CWS Finals. Wake Forest won the national championship in 1955, but no ACC team has won the title since.|
|On the Bump: Junior Philip Pfeifer takes the mound for the Dores. The left-hander blanked TCU in 7.0 innings on June 16, earning the win.||On the Bump: Freshman Adam Haseley, also the team's center fielder and leadoff hitter, gets the nod for the Cavs. He's 2-1 with a 2.66 ERA, but hasn't pitched since May 23.|
|In the Box: Dansby Swanson recorded his first 2-hit game of the CWS on Monday (2-for-4). He entered the Finals hitting just 1 for his last 13.||In the Box: Matt Thaiss is 6-for-18 (.333) in Virginia's five CWS games despite an 0-for-4 showing in Monday's Game 1 loss.|
|Pepper: Vanderbilt has outscored its opponents 70-12 in nine NCAA tournament games (three shutouts).
• If Virginia wins the CWS, the Cavaliers would finish with 44 wins. The last CWS champ with 44 wins or less was Southern California in 1968, finishing 43-12-1.
• The Commodores' bullpen hadn't allowed a run in its previous 22.0 innings pitched in the NCAA tournament prior to surrendering one in the ninth inning of Monday night's Game 1 win vs. Virginia.
• The Cavaliers own an 8-2 record in the 2015 NCAA tournament, with six of the eight victories coming from behind.