Vanderbilt baseball team returns home after CWS

Tim Corbin
Tim Corbin

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – It was a rematch between the Commodores and Cavaliers in the CWS Finals, but on Wednesday night the outcome was different from last year’s as Virginia prevailed against Vandy taking home the Championship.

For Head Coach Tim Corbin, he never imagines his team losing, so being on the other side this time around was a surreal experience.

“There wasn’t any anxiety I felt during that game that we’re just gonna come back but when you see strike three and then you’re on the other side of confetti,” said Corbin “Then it starts to hit home that you’re not the team that’s celebrating in the middle of the field you’re watching someone else do it”.

On Thursday, Corbin and the players arrived back to Hawkins Field where fans packed by the front gate to welcome the boys back to Nashville.

For a lot of these players, this was their last trip as a Commodore, such as pitcher Carson Fulmer who was drafted in the first round eighth overall to the White Sox in the 2015 MLB draft.

Although the team and Fulmer wished for a different outcome, he believes his team went out fighting.

“You know, I know we always have a chance to win,” Fulmer said on the loss. “That’s how we train that’s how we play baseball so until that last out was recorded I knew we had a chance and I knew we were gonna fight until the end.”

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