The Virginia Cavaliers beat Vanderbilt 4-2 Wednesday night to win the first baseball national championship in program history.
Brandon Waddell pitched seven innings to earn the win. UVA is now 5-0 in Omaha in games started by Waddell. James River graduate Nathan Kirby pitched the final two innings to earn his first career save.
Virginia is just the third team in the 13 years since the CWS went to a best-of-three format to lose their first game but still go on to win a title.
Vanderbilt scored two runs in the first inning but was kept scoreless for the final eight frames.
Freshman Pavin Smith hit a two run home run and an RBI single to drive in three of UVA's four runs. Senior Kenny Towns had the other RBI.