Vandy celebrates a national title (Aaron Fitt)


Fitt: Vanderbilt Completes Long Journey From The Abyss To The Pinnacle


OMAHA — With two outs in the ninth inning Wednesday, the Vanderbilt fans behind the third-base dugout at TD Ameritrade Park began chanting: “Don-ny! Don-ny! Don-ny!”

Michigan’s Riley Bertram worked a two-out walk, but the chanting did not subside. Up stepped Ako Thomas to face Vandy’s Jake Eder, and the chanting resumed: “Don-ny! Don-ny! Don-ny!”

That’s what they were chanting when Eder delivered the final pitch of the 2019 College World Series, which Thomas hit to center field for a flyball out, securing an 8-2 win for Vandy and a national championship. Vanderbilt’s players dogpiled[…]