The key moments of Wednesday night’s College World Series finale between Michigan and Vanderbilt came in the bottom of the third inning and the top of the fourth inning.

In the third, the Commodores loaded the bases and scored three runs. In the top of the fourth inning, the Wolverines loaded the bases against Vandy RHP Mason Hickman, but failed to score.

For Vanderbilt, LF Stephen Scott delivered the big blow, driving this 2-RBI single up the middle to make the score 4-1 in favor of the Commodores:

Those would prove to be the winning runs in Vanderbilt’s 8-2 victory. Harrison Ray tacked on a run with this single in the bottom of the seventh inning to make the score 7-1 before Michigan scored once in the eighth inning:

Catcher Philip Clarke finished off his 3-for-4 day at the plate in the bottom of the eighth by driving in a run on a single to make it 8-2 Commodores.

The Vanderbilt pitching staff also turned in a stellar performance. Mason Hickman started the game, going six innings and allowing one run on four hits while striking out 10. He then gave way to reliever Jake Eder, who tossed three innings while allowing one run and striking out three to finish off the game.

This is the first title for Vanderbilt since 2014, and only the second title in program history. The SEC’s last baseball championship came in 2017, when Florida took home the trophy from Omaha.

With guys like Kumar Rocker and Austin Martin (among others) returning in 2020, the Commodores appear to be challengers to reach Omaha again next season.