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Vandy's Dansby Swanson


Vanderbilt Trumps Jay, Returns to Omaha

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A hellacious Sunday night deluge forced a 19-hour postponement of Game 2 of the Champaign Super Regional, which set up a deluge of a different sort: Dansby Swanson went 2-for-3 with a home run and a double off Illinois lefty Tyler Jay en route to a 4-2 Vanderbilt victory, and within an hour after the final pitch was thrown, both players were taken first and sixth, respectively, in the MLB draft.

“Yeah, I can’t complain, that’s for sure,” Swanson said. “It’s a surreal moment, especially to be with all my loved ones … You can’t script the moment any[…]