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NCAA roundup: Vandy, Texas Tech headed to Omaha

Two schools punched their tickets to Omaha on Sunday with victories in the best-of-three Super Regionals in the 2014 NCAA Tournament, while three other clubs remained alive to force decisive Game 3s on Monday with a trip to the College World Series on the line.

After Stanford topped Vanderbilt in walk-off fashion on Saturday, the Commodores had 15 hits in a 12-5 victory over the Cardinal to advance to the College World Series for the second time in school history on Sunday. Shortstop Vince Conde, a ninth-round pick in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft by the Yankees, went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored.

A hail storm delayed the start of the game by 90 minutes, before designated hitter Adam Kirsch provided the game's only run with an RBI double in the top of the fourth inning, as the Texas Tech topped the College of Charleston, 1-0, to earn its first trip to Omaha in the program's history.

Virginia had 17 hits as the Cavaliers topped Maryland, 7-3, to force a decisive Game 3 on Monday. First baseman Mike Papi, who was selected 38th overall in the Draft by the Indians, went 3-for-5 with and RBI and a run scored to lead the way. Center fielder Brandon Downes, who the Royals picked in the seventh round, went 2-for-5 with and RBI.

West Coast Conference pitcher of the year, left-hander Aaron Brown, who was selected as an outfielder in the third round of the Draft by the Phiilies, tossed seven scoreless innings, as Pepperdine topped TCU, 3-2, to force a decisive Game 3 on Monday. Brown then went 1-for-3 with a walk at the plate after moving from the mound to center field. He also cut down a potential game-tying run with an assist on a play at the plate in the top of the eighth inning in the Waves' win.

Left-hander Christian Trent, who was drafted in the 29th round by the Dodgers, gave up one unearned run over seven innings and righty reliever Aaron Greenwood, who was selected in the 28th round by the Astros, pitched the final two frames and earned the win as Ole Miss topped Louisiana-Lafayette, 5-2, to force a decisive game 3 on Monday. Rebels catcher Will Allen, a 13th-round pick of the Tigers, went 1-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored.

Sunday's results
Virginia 7, Maryland 3
Vanderbilt 12, Stanford 5
Texas Tech 1, Charleston 0
Pepperdine 3, TCU 2
Ole Miss 5, Louisiana-Lafayette 2

Monday's Super Regional games (all times ET)
TCU at Pepperdine, 4 p.m.
Ole Miss 5 at Louisiana-Lafayette, 7 p.m.
Maryland at Virginia, 7 p.m.

College World Series games on Saturday, June 14
UC Irvine at Texas, 3 p.m.
Louisville at Vanderbilt, 8 p.m.

College World Series games on Sunday, June 1
Pepperdine/TCU winner at Texas Tech, 3:00 p.m.
Maryland/Virgina winner at Ole Miss/Louisiana-Lafayette

Matt Weber is a reporter for