Walker Buehler pitched 5 1/3 innings of no-hit relief, and John Norwood drove in the go-ahead run and another for insurance in
Buehler took over for struggling first-round draft pick
Irvine, one of the last four teams selected for the 64-team
Buehler (12-2) retired the first nine batters he faced and finished with seven strikeouts in only his third relief appearance of the year. Only two balls were hit out of the infield against him.
Norwood's bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the fifth inning put Vanderbilt up 5-4, and his two-strike, two-out single in the seventh made it a two-run game.
Elliot Surrey (8-5) took the loss, allowing five runs in 4 1/3 innings in just his third start.
Beede, the 14th overall draft pick by the
The Anteaters had no answer for Buehler, though. The 6-foot-1, 160-pounder mixed a biting curveball with a fastball in the mid-90s.
Buehler's biggest challenge came in the eighth when he issued a walk and hit a batter with two out. He ended the threat by striking out Adam Alcantara on three pitches.
Surrey came into the game having given up no runs in eight innings and two in his previous 15. But Vanderbilt turned three singles and a walk into a 2-0 lead in the first inning.
Irvine batted around while taking a 4-2 lead in the second. The Anteaters tied it when Grant Palmer scored from third on Alcantara's bunt, and Taylor Sparks gave them the lead with a two-run single for his fourth hit in his first six CWS at-bats.
The Commodores regained the lead in the fifth, tying it when Bryan Reynolds scored from second after Zander Wiel hit a ball over Alcantara in left field for a double. After Evan Brock relieved with the bases loaded, Norwood's sacrifice fly to left gave Vanderbilt the lead.
The Longhorns (44-20) ended a four-game CWS losing streak dating to 2009. Louisville (50-17) went 0-2 in the CWS for the second straight year and is 1-6 in three appearances in Omaha.
French (7-5) held the Cardinals to four singles in 7 1/3 innings, and Duke retired their last five batters for his first save.
Louisville sophomore starter Anthony Kidston (9-1) lost for the first time in 15 decisions as a collegian and the Cardinals committed four errors.
Texas opened the scoring on
Louisville pulled to within 3-1 in the eighth on Cole Sturgeon's groundout, but the Longhorns scored an unearned run in the top of the ninth to make it a three-run game again.