Vanderbilt beats Stanford 12-5 to advance to CWS
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Vince Conde and John Norwood had three hits and two RBIs each and Vanderbilt combined for six runs in the seventh and eighth innings to beat Stanford 12-5 Sunday to advance to the College World Series.
Bryan Reynolds also had three hits and Conde, Norwood and Reynolds each scored twice as the Commodores (46-19) finished with 15 hits against eight Cardinal pitchers to secure their second trip to Omaha and first since 2011.
Hayden Stone (2-0) pitched six innings in relief to earn the win, striking out eight and allowing just three hits and one unearned run.
Vanderbilt had six hits in the top of the first against Logan James (3-4) to jump out to a 5-0 lead, but Stanford (34-26) closed to 5-4 in the bottom of the third.
Danny Diekroeger had three hits for the Cardinal.