College World Series Finals:

Virginia forces deciding game with Vandy

Published: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Vanderbilt third baseman Tyler Campbell, rear, collides with Virginia's Mike Papi as he tags out Papi in the ninth inning of Game 2 of the best-of-three NCAA baseball College World Series finals in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Vanderbilt third baseman Tyler Campbell, rear, collides with Virginia's Mike Papi as he tags out Papi in the ninth inning of Game 2 of the best-of-three NCAA baseball College World Series finals in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Brandon Waddell limited Vanderbilt to five hits in his first nine-inning complete game, Virginia knocked out first-round draft pick Tyler Beede in the seventh, and the Cavaliers evened the College World Series finals with a 7-2 victory Tuesday night.

Each team will be playing for its first national title in baseball in the winner-take-all Game 3 on Wednesday night.

Virginia (53-15) forced the third game after Vanderbilt (50-21) rode a nine-run third inning to a 9-8 victory in the opener.

Waddell (10-3), who pitched a solid seven innings with no decision against TCU a week ago, was even better against the Commodores. He didn't allow a hit in the fifth through eighth innings and retired 12 in a row before he issued a walk with two outs in the ninth.

His first official complete game came in a six-inning, rain-shortened game against Monmouth in March.

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