OMAHA, Neb. – Kumar Rocker scored eleven goals against Tuesday's Tuesday's knockout of six goals in three innings, and Vanderbilt scored a 4-1 win in Game 2 of the College World Series final.  The Commodores (58-12) forced a winner-take-all match at TD Ameritrade Park on Wednesday night. 3. Michigan has been playing its first national title since 1962, and Vanderbilt has been trying since 2014.
Rocker (12 -5) set the tone for another strong performance. Ten of the first 11 pitches of the 6-foot-4, 255-pound novice were strikes.
Michigan (50-21) failed to score in the opening inning for the first time in his five CWS games and five of the first six batters.
Redshirt rookie Isaiah Paige (4-1), who lined up in the regional game for the first time since June 8, kicked off for Michigan and worked with over four innings.
The problems for the Wolverines started after Paige left. The Commodores took an inexperienced run in the fifth, and then Jack Weisenberger, who replaced Benjamin Keizer in the sixth with two runners, allowed two runs in wild fields to duels.
Philip Clarke's ninth Homer, against Angelo Smith, made it 4-0.
Rocker worked for two singles, two walks and two mistakes through six innings. Jack Blomgren prevailed against him and finished second. Rocker prevailed over Joe Donovan, leaving the fans behind the Vanderbilt Dugout to ovulate.
Ako Thomas greeted Tyler Brown with an RBI single for the Wolverines' only run.
Rocker is 10: 1 in his last 11 starts, and he is 4-0 in the NCAA tournament with 0.96 ERA, 44 eliminations, five hikes in 28 innings.
Vanderbilt Pitcher says his team was created for a knockout game because they do their best with their backs against the wall.
Apart from Jeff Criswell, who acted as starter until the postseason, Michigan's Bullpen had been tested on Tuesday. The Wolverines won their first four CWS games with just three pitchers, scored 33, went seven and scored a 2.25 ERA through 36 innings.
Michigan lost the lead and appointed batsman Jordan Nwogu to a drawn left quad in the third inning. He was injured when he first walked on a grounder and had to be helped by the field.
Dominic Clemente, a .200 hitter who has not had a hit since May 4, took Nwogu's seat and glanced at his two at bats.