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NCAA.com | June 23, 2014

What to Watch: Monday

CWS Finals Game 1: Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Virginia Cavaliers
8 p.m. ET Monday | ESPN with Karl Ravech, Kyle Peterson, Aaron Boone, Jessica Mendoza and Jaymee Sire
GameCenter  |  Follow on Twitter: CWS Vanderbilt  |  Virginia

VANDERBILT   VIRGINIA
Did You Know: Vanderbilt becomes the sixth different SEC school to reach the CWS Finals in seven seasons. An SEC team has played in the finals in each of the past seven seasons.   Did You Know: Virginia will make its first trip to the finals and the first for an ACC program since UNC in 2007. The only ACC team to win a CWS title was Wake Forest in 1955.
On the Bump: Vandy's Walker Buehler, who threw 5.1 innings of no-hit relief last Monday in a win against UC Irvine, gets the sart. He is 12-2 with a 2.27 ERA this year.   On the Bump: Nathan Kirby has three starts this postseason and brings a 2.75 ERA into the finals. Kirby allowed one hit in seven-plus innings against Ole Miss on June 16.
In the Box: Bryan Reynolds’ pair of singles Saturday against Texas were his tournament-leading 18th and 19th hits of the postseason.   In the Box: Brandon Downes had his 15th multiple-hit game Saturday with singles in the first and fourth innings.
Pepper: A first-time champion will be crowned. This is the first appearance in the CWS Finals for Vanderbilt and Virginia.
• Virginia takes a 3-0 record into the CWS Finals. The past three national champions went undefeated in Omaha.
• Vanderbilt leads the CWS field in offense, averaging 3.75 runs per game, compared to 2.5 by the rest of the field.
• The Cavaliers own a 6-4 all-time CWS record. They are 2-4 against SEC members and 4-0 versus all other conferences.
• Vanderbilt has 12 stolen bases in the 2014 College World Series, upping their total 115 for the year.

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