Big first inning sends Vandy past MSU 8-2 in CWS finals opener

  • Vanderbilt pitcher Jack Leiter throws during the fourth inning against Mississippi State in Game 1 of the NCAA College World Series baseball finals, Monday, June 28, 2021, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Rebecca S. Gratz)

OMAHA, Neb. — Mississippi State had the crowd. Vanderbilt had a big lead and Jack Leiter on the mound, and that was plenty Monday night.