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2011 College World Series: 10 Reasons Vanderbilt Can Win Title

Published by on June 16, 2011

It's been reported that on NCAA tournament selection day, many teams had a similar desire as to where they were being sent—anywhere but Nashville.

The Commodores roll into Omaha for the first time in school history, but the team is not considering this a success so far, not with the stakes so high.

There are many factors that have Vandy backers excited about the prospect of bringing home the big prize in about 10 days.

1. No team is as hot right now. The ’Dores are clicking on all cylinders, and if they had their druthers, they would have rolled right into Omaha without a week's break. Vandy is 5-0 in the tournament and has outscored its opponents 46-7 in the process.

2. Top-notch rotation. Sonny Gray and Grayson Garvin combined to go 25-4 with a 2.16 ERA and a WHIP of 1.06. No. 3 starter Taylor Hill was no slouch, posting a 5-1 ledger and 2.84 ERA. Many teams in the tourney need to avoid the loser's bracket but not Vandy.

3. Crooked numbers. The sticks did their part as well, as Vandy posted an SEC-hi...

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