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OMAHA (AP) — Kumar Rocker struck out 11 while pitching 6 1/3 innings of three-hit ball, and Vanderbilt got to Michigan’s shaky bullpen in a 4-1 win in Game 2 of the College World Series finals Tuesday night.

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OAKLAND – After a 70-minute rain delay, Riverside topped Missouri Valley’s seventh-inning drama to post a 6-5 win in the Western Iowa Conference softball tournament Tuesday.

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OMAHA — Jimmy Kerr homered for the third time in the College World Series, and Michigan beat Vanderbilt 7-4 in Game 1 of the best-of-three finals Monday night.

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CARROLL – Carroll Kuemper took the lead with a four-run bottom of the sixth, then held on for the 7-6 Hawkeye Ten Conference victory over St. Albert at Merchants Park.

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OMAHA — The Michigan baseball team is feeling right at home in Omaha and the state of Nebraska as its chases the program’s first national title since 1962.

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SLOAN – Woodbine’s softball team won one of two games Saturday at the Westwood Classic, falling 10-7 to the host team and beating Trinity Christian 7-4.

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OMAHA — Michigan has gone from being an anxious team playing not to lose the Big Ten regular-season championship a month ago to one that is carefree and just two wins away from the national championship.

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OMAHA (AP) — Pat DeMarco chopped a grounder over third base in the ninth inning to give Vanderbilt its first lead and the Commodores beat Louisville 3-2 on Friday night to advance to the College World Series finals.

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RED OAK – Freshman J.C. Dermody threw a five-hit shutout as L.C. stayed unbeaten in the Hawkeye Ten Conference with an 11-0, six-inning win over Red Oak on Friday night.

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Graduated eighth-grader Holly Hansen of Abraham Lincoln is learning about varsity softball pitching on the fly.

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DES MOINES — Craig Kimbrel said Thursday there is no timetable for when he will join the Cubs and he will make sure he’s physically ready to go before his expected promotion to the beleaguered Chicago bullpen.

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Wednesday night was a time to look back at career achievements for two prominent Southwest Iowa sports figures. Lewis Central baseball coach Lee Toole, center, picked up his 900th career win when the Titans beat Carroll Kuemper 2-0. Pitchers Easton Dermody, left, and Jordan Wardlow combined …

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SERGEANT BLUFF – Thomas Jefferson split a Missouri River Conference prep baseball doubleheader with Sergeant Bluff-Luton Thursday, the Yellow Jackets winning 10-9 after losing the first game 12-9.

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If there was any confusion regarding the strength of Council Bluffs girls soccer this spring, the night of June 3 cleared it up.

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OMAHA (AP) — Tim Tadlock obviously would have preferred his team not have to play in the Monday elimination game at the College World Series.

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Jesse Franklin hit the second pitch of the game out of TD Ameritrade Park. With the performance Tommy Henry was about to give, that was all the offense Michigan needed.

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Officials in Nevada said Monday that former Abraham Lincoln football star Austin Ebertowski may have died as a result of a medical condition that preceded a crash Friday evening in Reno.

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Jonah Pomrenke and Easton Dermody hit back-to-back doubles in the seventh inning Monday night to lift Lewis Central to a 3-2 win over Carroll Kuemper in Hawkeye Ten Conference baseball.

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OMAHA — Stage fright was no factor for a Michigan baseball program that’s in the College World Series for the first time in 35 years. The Wolverines just kept doing what they’ve been doing since the NCAA Tournament started.

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Drew Parrish called it the best performance of his career. It came at the right time and place for Florida State, which is attempting to send its coach and all-time NCAA wins leader into retirement with his first national championship.

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Will Bolt, the captain of two of Nebraska’s most successful baseball teams, was named head coach of the Cornhuskers on Friday after five years as a Texas A&M assistant.

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Abraham Lincoln traded big third innings with Pleasant Valley in non-conference prep baseball Thursday at Abraham Lincoln, and the Lynx came out with a 5-4 decision.

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SHENANDOAH – Lewis Central stayed unbeaten in the Hawkeye 10 Conference on Thursday night with a doubleheader sweep of Shenandoah, 15-0 in 5 innings and 6-0.

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OMAHA — The last time Detroit Tigers teammates Brandon Dixon and Grayson Greiner were at TD Ameritrade Park, they were on opposing teams in the 2012 College World Series finals.