Big 1st Inning Sends Vandy Past MSU 8-2 In CWS Finals Opener

Vanderbilt gave Jack Leiter a big early lead and went on to an 8-2 victory over Mississippi State in Game 1 of the College World Series finals to move within a win of a second straight national championship.

The Commodores scored seven runs off Christian MacLeod and Chase Patrick in the first inning Monday night. McLeod struggled for a second straight CWS start and got only two outs in the bottom half.

Leiter allowed two runs and three hits and struck out eight in six innings.

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