College World Series: Vanderbilt-TCU - Philip Pfeifer

Vanderbilt starter Philip Pfeifer pitched seven scoreless innings. (Shotgun Spratling)

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CWS GM8: Vandy’s Comeback Kid Prevails

OMAHA — The comeback story of Vanderbilt’s Philip Pfeifer needed a moment like this. A moment where someone who has struggled with life events had to be near-perfect to help will his team to an important 1-0 victory over TCU and get the Commodores into the CWS driver’s seat.

Vanderbilt head coach Tim Corbin wasn’t real sure how Pfeifer would pitch on this stage. Sure, he allowed just two runs on seven hits against a potent Illinois lineup last weekend. But this was red-hot TCU, and this was having to duel it out with one of the nation’s premier, and hottest, arms in[…]

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