Vanderbilt righty Chris McElvain (Aaron Fitt)

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Vandy’s Emerging Arms Upstage OSU Ace Campbell

At The Ballpark

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — On paper, No. 7 Oklahoma State had the clear advantage on the mound in its opening day matchup against No. 3 Vanderbilt. The Cowboys were sending first-team preseason All-American Justin Campbell (7-2, 2.57 with a 102-27 K-BB mark in 84 innings last year) to toe the rubber against Vanderbilt’s Chris McElvain, who had made one career start in two seasons and posted a 4.34 ERA last year. It was a big test right out of the chute for McElvain, and for the Vanderbilt offense.

Suffice it to say, the Commodores passed. McElvain racked up 10 strikeouts over[…]

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