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Racial slurs used against Vanderbilt baseball parents during first game of College World Series finals

Rachael Perrotta, News Editor June 30, 2021
According to onsite ESPN reporter Clinton Yates, the perpetrators were Mississippi State fans.
Vanderbilt and Mississippi State will face off one more time on Wednesday for the 2021 College World Series title. (Vanderbilt Athletics).

College World Series Final: Mississippi State blasts Vanderbilt 13-2, forces Game 3

Justin Hershey, Sports Editor June 29, 2021
Errors and walks plagued the Commodores on Tuesday and paved the way for a winner-take-all Game 3 between Vanderbilt and Mississippi State on Wednesday.
Jack Leiter (W, 11-4) earned his first College World Series victory thanks to a gutsy six inning performance on Monday. (Vanderbilt Athletics).

College World Series Final: Jack Leiter propels VandyBoys to Game 1 victory over Mississippi State, 8-2

Justin Hershey, Sports Editor June 28, 2021
The VandyBoys jumped on the Bulldogs in the first inning and rode Jack Leiter one last time in Game 1 of the College World Series final.
Mississippi State  pitcher Stone Simmons faces Vanderbilt on April 24, 2021. (Twitter/@HailStateBB)

College World Series Final Preview: Mississippi State

Andrew Wilf, Assistant Sports Editor June 28, 2021

On Saturday night, the Vanderbilt Commodores were waiting to see who their College World Series opponent would be for nearly three hours with no conclusive answer. The No. 2 Texas Longhorns and the No....

Kumar Rocker and the VandyBoys will compete in their second consecutive College World Series beginning Monday. (Vanderbilt Athletics).

VandyBoys Mailbag: Reactions to the weekend, finals pitching rotation and more

Justin Hershey and Bryce Smith June 27, 2021
Sports Editor Justin Hershey and Deputy Sports Editor Bryce Smith answer all your questions about the upcoming College World Series in The Hustler’s first-ever mailbag.
The Vanderbilt Commodores have advanced to their second consecutive College World Series final. (Vanderbilt Athletics).

College World Series Final Preview: VandyBoys with a chance to defend their title

Justin Hershey, Sports Editor June 27, 2021
In bizarre fashion, the Vanderbilt Commodores have earned a chance to face off with conference rival Mississippi State for the 2021 College World Series title.
Kumar Rocker threw 11 strikeouts in the win on Friday (Vanderbilt Athletics).

College World Series: Vanderbilt holds off undermanned NC State squad, 3-1

Bryce Smith, Deputy Sports Editor June 25, 2021
The Commodores are just one win from the CWS finals, despite a sloppy performance against the Wolfpack on a bizarre day in Omaha.
Vanderbilt walked off Stanford in dramatic fashion Wednesday night in Omaha. (Vanderbilt Athletics).

College World Series: Vanderbilt tallies another walk-off, beats Stanford 6-5

Justin Hershey, Sports Editor June 23, 2021
The Commodores mounted a two-out, ninth-inning rally to best the Stanford Cardinal 6-5 and advance in the College World Series.
Jack Leiter threw 15 strikeouts in the loss (Vanderbilt Athletics).

College World Series: Offense goes silent as Vanderbilt loses to North Carolina State, 1-0

Bryce Smith, Deputy Sports Editor June 21, 2021
Despite a fantastic effort from Jack Leiter, Vanderbilt was unable to knock off the streaking Wolfpack and now faces elimination.
Carter Young ripped his 16th home run of the season to help propel Vanderbilt to a 7-6 win. (Twitter/@VandyBoys).

College World Series: Vanderbilt walks off Arizona, 7-6, in 12 innings

Justin Hershey, Sports Editor June 19, 2021
Jayson Gonzalez played the hero Saturday night, knocking in Isaiah Thomas to walk off the Wildcats.
Jack Leiter takes the mound for a super regional game against East Carolina. (Twitter/@VandyBoys).

HERSHEY: Omaha is Leiter’s last chance to complete his legacy

Justin Hershey, Sports Editor June 18, 2021
Kumar Rocker has his College World Series, so do Carson Fulmer and Walker Buehler. It's time for Jack Leiter to go get his national championship and cement himself as a VandyBoys legend.
Christian Little delivers a pitch in a game on April 13. (Twitter/VandyBoys).

GOLDMAN: The most important Commodore in Omaha? Still to be named

Jesse Goldman, Staff Writer June 18, 2021
While stars Kumar Rocker and Jack Leiter are the most reliable pair of starters in Omaha, they will not be enough if Vanderbilt wants to defend its title.
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