OMAHA, Neb. — Tyler Campbell's bases-loaded infield single in the bottom of the 10th inning gave Vanderbilt a 4-3 win over Texas on Saturday night and sent the Commodores to the College World Series finals against Virginia.
Campbell was in his second game filling in for third baseman Xavier Turner, who was ruled ineligible Friday for a violation of NCAA rules. Campbell had only 21 at-bats this season when he stepped to the plate in the 10th. He sent a slow grounder toward shortstop C.J. Hinojosa, who charged the ball and made a strong throw but couldn't get it to first in time to get Campbell.
Vanderbilt freshman pitcher Hayden Stone (3-0) struck out eight in 5 2/3 innings of relief of Carson Fulmer. Vanderbilt (49-20) gives the Southeastern Conference a team in the CWS finals for the seventh straight year.
John Curtiss (2-3) took the loss for Texas (46-21).