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  • Vandy beats Virginia 3-2 for 1st national title

    Vanderbilt's John Norwood (10) celebrates with his teammates after hitting a home run against Virginia in the eighth inning of Game 3 of the best-of-three NCAA baseball College World Series finals in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Eric Francis)

Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 10:32 pm

OMAHA, Neb. — John Norwood’s home run in the top of the eighth inning gave Vanderbilt the lead, and the Commodores beat Virginia 3-2 on Wednesday night for their first national championship.

Norwood turned on Nick Howard’s 97 mph fastball and sent it into the left field bullpen to break a 2-2 tie in the third and deciding game of the College World Series finals.

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