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Vanderbilt, Virginia advance to College World Series finals

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Vanderbilt beats Texas, 4-3, in 10 innings to advance to CWS finals against Virginia
Virginia beats Ole Miss for second time at CWS to earn berth in finals against Vanderbilt

Tyler Campbell's bases-loaded infield single in the bottom of the 10th inning gave Vanderbilt a 4-3 victory over Texas on Saturday night and sent the Commodores to the College World Series finals against Virginia.

Campbell was in his second game filling in for third baseman Xavier Turner, who was ruled ineligible Friday for a violation of NCAA rules.

Campbell had only 21 at-bats this season when he stepped to the plate in the 10th. He sent a slow grounder toward shortstop C.J. Hinojosa, who charged the ball, but couldn't get it to first in time to get Campbell.

Freshman Hayden Stone (3-0) struck out eight in 5 2/3 innings of relief of Carson Fulmer. Vanderbilt (49-20) gives the SEC a team in the CWS finals for the seventh consecutive year.

John Curtiss (2-3) took the loss for Texas (46-21).

Virginia 4, Mississippi 1: Robbie Coman's two-run, bases-loaded single gave the Cavaliers the lead, and Josh Sborz and two relievers limited the Rebels to six singles in a victory that sent the Cavaliers to the CWS finals at Omaha.

Virginia (52-14) will go to the championship round looking for its first national championship in baseball.

The Rebels (48-21) lost to Virginia for a second time in the CWS, ending their first trip to Omaha since 1972.

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