NCAA.com | June 25, 2015 Numbers of the night: 2015 CWS Finals Game 3 Share The College World Series is just full of numbers. For instance, roughly 2.5 percent of Division I team (8 of 301) make it to TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska, and get the chance to win the national championship. We take a look at some of the key stats and figures to come from of Game 3 of the College World Series Finals. 44 #UVa (44-24) fewest victories for #CWS champ since 1968 Southern California (43-12-1). #againstallodds — David Teel (@DavidTeelatDP) June 25, 2015 Virginia entered the NCAA tournament with 34 wins on the year 47 The only #CWS team to trail in the title game heading to the 9th and win was USC on 6/15/68. Trailed 3-2, scored twice, to beat SIU. — Rob Anderson (@_robanderson) June 25, 2015 It's been 47 years since a team trailed entering the ninth inning and rallied to win the CWS. 30 Enter Nathan Kirby... Virginia southpaw starts the 8th... has thrown 53 pitches in the past 67 days. #CWS pic.twitter.com/RzZmvrQCgy — NCAA Baseball (@NCAACWS) June 25, 2015 Virginia's Nathan Kirby is making his first relief appearance in 30 outings. 11 Waddell posts 1-2-3 B7. #OmaHoos take 4-2 lead to the 8th. #CWS — Virginia Baseball (@UVABaseball) June 25, 2015 Brandon Waddell finished his night by retiring the last 11 Vanderbilt batters he faced. 7 Kenny Towns now has 28 career RBI in NCAA tournament play – far and away a program record. #CWS #OmaHoos — Virginia Baseball (@UVABaseball) June 25, 2015 Kenny Towns moved into a tie with Florida's Peter Alonso for the most RBI driven in in the 2015 CWS with 7. 13 This is the first lead change in a winner-take-all #CWS title game since 2002. Last 5 winner-take all title games had 0 lead changes. — Rob Anderson (@_robanderson) June 25, 2015 Virginia is the first team in 13 years to force a lead change in a CWS winner-take-all game. 3 Pavin Smith delivers AGAIN! Virginia takes the lead as Smith drives in Haseley... 3-2 UVa in the 5th. #CWS pic.twitter.com/YxLuP0ty0r — NCAA Baseball (@NCAACWS) June 25, 2015 Freshman Pavin Smith has driven in all three of Virginia's runs through the fifth inning. He didn't have an RBI in the CWS before tonight. 1 Vanderbilt's Ben Bowden is first pitcher to appear in 3 #CWS Finals games in the same year. 34 guys had pitched in 2 such games. — Rob Anderson (@_robanderson) June 25, 2015 Vanderbilt pitcher Ben Bowden makes CWS history by appearing in all three Finals games. 32 If @UVABaseball wins tonight they would be the first team since Texas in 1983 to win the first and last game of the College World Series. — Matt DeMarinis (@mjdemarinis) June 25, 2015 Virginia beat Arkansas 5-3 in Game 1 this year. 7 HOME RUN! Pavin Smith launches a 2-run blast to right-center field and we are tied 2-2. Smith's 7th HR of season. #CWS — Virginia Baseball (@UVABaseball) June 25, 2015 Freshman Pavin Smith's home run brings Virginia level with Vanderbilt in the fourth inning. It's also the first homer given up by Vanderbilt at the CWS this year. 44 [FACT] In 2015, Vanderbilt is 44-4 in games when leading by 2 or more runs at any point. #CWS — NCAA Baseball (@NCAACWS) June 25, 2015 Vanderbilt has won 44 of 48 games this year when it has led by at least two runs. 3 Vandy's Walker Buehler with the backwards K. #CWS https://t.co/eJXppxGuEM — NCAA Baseball (@NCAACWS) June 25, 2015 Vanderbilt's Walker Buehler worked out of trouble in the first, and has racked up three strikeouts through two innings. 16 #CWS stat to watch: Vanderbilt is 16-for-16 while trying to steal bases in the 2015 NCAA Tourney. Its opponents are 0-for-3 trying to run. — Rob Anderson (@_robanderson) June 24, 2015 Just like football — run and stop the run. 128, 14 #CWS stat comparisons: 2013 (14 games) .237, 86 R, 3 HR, 2.54 ERA 2014 (after 15) .221, 96 R, 2 HR, 2.61 2015 (15) .246, 128 R, 14 HR, 3.63 — Rob Anderson (@_robanderson) June 24, 2015 Offense is way up at this year’s CWS.