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CWS Championship Game Thread: Vanderbilt vs. Clanga

If you didn’t think his Vanderbilt career would end in Game Three of the College World Series Finals against a hated rival, then you do not know the mythology of RagnaRöcker. This is it: 6pm CT ESPN2.

2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Baseball Championship Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/NCAA Photos via Getty Images

Tuesday June 29th at 6pm CT on ESPN

#7 Clanga (49-18, 20-10 SEC)


#4 Vanderbilt Commodores (49-17, 19-10 SEC)

On the Mound

Vanderbilt #80 Jr. RHP Kumar “RagnaRöcker” Rocker (14-3, 2.52 ERA, 13.23 K/9, 2.83 BB/9)


Clanga #24 So. RHP Will “Nard Bed” Bednar (8-1, 3.34 ERA, 14.07 K/9, 2.40 BB/9)

If you want to look at the side by side comparison of both teams, check Tuesday’s Game Thread or Monday’s Game Thread. Tonight? Well, tonight you throw everything out and go head to head, Ace versus Ace, and leave absolutely every ounce of effort left in your body on the field.

If I told you at the beginning of this season that we would have Kumar “Mr. June” Rocker on the mound in Game Three of the College World Series Finals, you’d feel pretty damned good, no? If I told you we’d have a fully rested bullpen with both closers (Murphy and Maldonado) ready to go, you’d feel even better, right? Nothing has changed. That’s exactly how you should feel now.

We know how our defense can play. Tonight, we play crisp.

We know how our offense can put patient at bats together and run like hell on the base paths. Tonight, we bring our A games, get in their heads, and pound their mistakes.

We know how Rocker can make an opposing lineup bend to his will. We know how Maldo and The Law can make the game 6 innings long. Tonight, we dominate.

Fill Jobu’s cup with rum, wear your lucky shirt, and do exactly what you were doing on Rocker’s last start. Put absolutely everything else out of your mind. This is the best day of the damned year and you know it. Tonight, we reign. Let’s fucking do this, boys.

See you in the comments.