Vanderbilt and Cal State Fullerton will have to wait until Monday to finish the first round of games in the College World Series. Thunderstorms suspended play in the bottom of the sixth inning of their matchup on Sunday night.
They'll resume action tomorrow morning at 11am CST:
Officially suspended in Omaha. Game set to resume tomorrow at 11 a.m. on ESPN2.— Vandy Baseball (@VandyBaseball) June 15, 2015
Fullerton took a 3-0 advantage over the Commodores thanks to a tremendous effort from pitcher Thomas Eshelman. He had been mowing down Vanderbilt batters through five innings, but was stuck in a precarious spot when the game was delayed. The 'Dores will have a runner on third, two outs and a full count to Zander Wiel when the two teams resume play tomorrow.
Carson Fulmer started the evening hot, but his control issues put Vanderbilt in an early hole. A walk, balk, and a Taylor Bryant RBI single gave Fullerton a 1-0 lead in the third inning. Two frames later, A.J. Kennedy - who came into the game batting .169 - roped a double past the outstretched glove of Will Toffey to put two Titans in. Fulmer would bring the first in himself with a wild pitch, but a Josh Vargas single made it 3-0 CSF not long afterward.
Meanwhile, Vanderbilt struggled to crack Fullerton ace Eshelman's code. The accurate righty kept the Commodores on the ropes by working early 0-2 counts and forcing protective swings at bad pitches. The defending champions only put two runners in scoring position through the first five innings while Eshelman kept them guessing.
Vanderbilt will try to regain the momentum that has made them 5-0 in NCAA Tournament play when these two teams resume play on Monday morning.