Wiel homer ends Young no-hit bid, Vandy tops TCU 1-0 at CWS

Vanderbilt's Zander Wiel
Vanderbilt's Zander Wiel (43) and TCU catcher Evan Skoug, right, follow Zander's solo home run ball in the seventh inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Mike Theiler)

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Zander Wiel’s home run leading off the seventh inning broke up Alex Young’s no-hit bid, Philip Pfeifer and Kyle Wright combined on a five-hitter and the Commodores defeated TCU 1-0 in the College World Series on Tuesday night.

The defending national champion Commodores (49-19) earned two days off and would have to be beaten twice by either TCU (50-14) or LSU to be denied a second straight trip to the best-of-three finals. Those teams will play an elimination game Thursday.

Young (9-3) flummoxed Vanderbilt for six innings, striking out a career-high 12 batters. Wiel drove out the junior left-hander’s 2-1 breaking ball just inside the left-field foul pole for his 15th homer of the season.

Pfeiffer (5-5) and Wright allowed five singles and walked four. Wright earned his fourth save.

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