College World Series Finals 2021: Leiter, Vanderbilt Rout Mississippi State in Game 1

AP Photo/Rebecca S. GratzThe Vanderbilt Commodores scored seven runs in Game 1 of Monday's College World Series Finals. Jack Leiter, the starting pitcher, was able to score more than enough runs.Vanderbilt's sophomore pitcher was outstanding, limiting Mississippi State to just three hits and two runs over six innings. The win was 8-2. Vanderbilt is now just one win away from winning its 2019 championship. The 2020 College World Series was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Leiter also walked three batters and struck eight out, earning him the win.It was not surprising that he performed so well in Omaha.Christian MacLeod, Mississippi State, took the loss. He pitched 0.2 innings, allowed two hits and two walks and allowed six runs.After Kamren James' solo home run, things started to go well for the Bulldogs.It quickly collapsed. Parker Noland was struck by a pitch while the bases loaded, pushing across a run. CJ Rodriguez then followed with a two-run double. Jayson Gonzalez's three run blast gave Vanderbilt a 7-1 lead. Jayson Gonzalez added an RBI double to Isaiah Thomas.They wouldn't even come close to losing that lead.Vandy also sported a little bit of leather.Game 2 will take place on Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.