OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Vanderbilt has won its first national championship in baseball.
John Norwood belted a tiebreaking, solo homer in the eighth inning to lift the Commodores past Virginia 3-2 in the third and deciding game of the College World Series. It was Norwood's first homer since April 19, and Vanderbilt's first since May 16.
The Cavaliers loaded the bases with one out in the eighth before Mike Papi was forced out at home and Brandon Downes grounded out.