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Vanderbilt Beat Call State Fullerton 4-3 Two-Run Walk-Off Home Run

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Posted at 3:29 PM, Jun 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 02:09:56-04

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Freshman Jeren Kendall's two-run homer off Tyler Peitzmeier into the right-field bullpen in the bottom of the ninth inning gave defending national champion Vanderbilt a 4-3 come-from-behind victory over Cal State Fullerton in the College World Series on Monday.

The Commodores were down 3-0 in the bottom of the sixth inning when heavy thunderstorms Sunday night forced the suspension of the game until Monday afternoon.

Zander Wiel's RBI double on the first pitch from Chad Hockin after play resumed made it 3-1. Peitzmeier, who grew up 25 miles west of Omaha in Yutan and walked on to Fullerton, retired six straight in the seventh and eighth before Vanderbilt struck in the ninth.

Wiel doubled leading off and scored on Bryan Reynolds' two-base hit. Then Kendall launched Peitzmeier's 0-1 slider into the bullpen for the first walk-off homer at the CWS since 2009.

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