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College World Series 2014: Start Time, Predictions for UVA vs. Vanderbilt Game 2

Published by on June 24, 2014

Virginia should've won Game 1 of the 2014 College World Series.

It held Vanderbilt scoreless in eight innings. But in the top of the third, an improbable five walks and error led to nine Commodore runs. The Cavaliers still climbed back to within one run, but they ran out of innings and lost by the score of 9-8.

Expect a different result in Game 2 (start time: 8 p.m. ET).

Virginia's one weakness on Monday, starting pitcher Nathan Kirby, outweighed all of its strengths. But barring another unexpected meltdown, those strengths will even the series.

And Kirby's performance was surprising. Prior to Game 1, he boasted a 9-3 record, 2.06 ERA and 112 strikeouts. His third inning left viewers, including Perfect Game's Kendall Rogers, dumbfounded. 

Vanderbilt can't bank on a similar performance in Game 2. Without it on Monday, Virginia would've dominated.

The Cavaliers finish...

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