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Callan Sheridan | | June 27, 2019

The 2019 College World Series, told in 41 photos worth remembering

Vanderbilt storms past Michigan to claim the College World Series title, 8-2

Eight teams stepped onto the field in Omaha in search of a College World Series national title. In the end, Vanderbilt battled Michigan over three games to walk away with the trophy. 

The journey for these teams started at none other than TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska, home of the College World Series.

TD-AmeritradeCourtesy NCAA Digital

The park has been home to the College World Series since 2011 and is the largest non-MLB stadium in the U.S.

BestCourtesy Vanderbilt Athletics

And here's the hardware these teams fought for — the NCAA championship trophy.

BestCourtesy Jamie Schwaberow for NCAA Photos via Getty Images

College baseball's biggest fans descend on Omaha for this two-week marathon championship.

BestCourtesy NCAA Digital
Go VandyCourtesy Steven Branscombe USA TODAY Sports

We saw fans of all ages: seasoned CWS veterans ...

CWS pinsCourtesy NCAA Digital

And new fans still working on the perfect swing.

Hey Batter Courtesy NCAA Digital
Michigan MadeCourtesy NCAA Digital

The NCAA has some of the best fans in baseball, but also boasts great players and coaches.

Ball SigningCourtesy Vanderbilt Athletics
VandyCourtesy Justin Tafoya for NCAA Photos via Getty Images

With all the fans, food and fun going on, it was almost easy to forget the real reason for being here — almost.

PitchCourtesy Bruce Thorson USA TODAY Sports
DiveCourtesy NCAA Photos
Auburn catchCourtesy NCAA Digital

Play ball!

AuburnCourtesy Cat Wofford/Auburn Athletics
PitchingCourtesy NCAA Photos

Vanderbilt's freshman pitcher Kumar Rocker was named CWS MOP, going  2-0 in the CWS, racking up 12.1 innings, 17 strikeouts and just two earned runs.

RockerCourtesy Vanderbilt Athletics

While Michigan's Tommy Henry posted a complete game shutout with 10 strikeouts against Florida State, and then went 8.1 innings against Vanderbilt, allowing just three earned runs and striking out eight batters.

TommyCourtesy Steven Branscombe USA TODAY Sports

Texas Tech's Cameron Ward slid home after hitting an epic homer ... paired with an impressive catch by a fan.

TTUCourtesy Steven Branscombe USA TODAY Sports
CatchCourtesy Steven Branscombe USA TODAY Sports
Slide HomeCourtesy NCAA Digital

Anything is possible when you have the support of your teammates ...

GroupCourtesy Vanderbilt Athletics
FenceCourtesy Evan Triplett and Brandon Brieger of Texas Tech Athletics

... friends ...

JumpCourtesy Bruce Thorson USA TODAY Sports
3 jumpCourtesy Evan Triplett and Brandon Brieger of Texas Tech Athletics

... coaches ...

coachesCourtesy Vanderbilt Athletics

... fans ...

FansCourtesy Kelly Donoho for MSU Athletics

... and of course, your mom.

Rocker momCourtesy Vanderbilt Athletics

It's all fun and games ...

StretchCourtesy Peter Aiken/Getty Images
JumpCourtesy Peter Aiken/Getty Images
BubbleCourtesy Vanderbilt Athletics

... until it's time to focus.

focusCourtesy Cat Wofford/Auburn Athletics

When the stakes are high, emotions run high.

BEstCourtesy NCAA Digital
ScreamCourtesy Michigan Athletics

Teams look for all the luck they can get.

HatsCourtesy Steven Branscombe USA TODAY Sports

There were some tough goodbyes ...

MMCourtesy Steven Branscombe USA TODAY Sports

... and some tough losses.

sadCourtesy Steven Branscombe USA TODAY Sports

And in the end, a champion was crowned 

trophyNCAA Digital
lightsCourtesy NCAA Photos
hugCourtesy NCAA Photos

Hands in, everybody.

hands inCourtesy Evan Triplett and Brandon Brieger of Texas Tech Athletic

See you next year!

baseballCourtesy NCAA Digital



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