In their first trip to the College World Series in three years, the Vanderbilt Commodores did not disappoint, beating Louisville 5-3 in their opening game.
The Dores hit the Cardinals early, after a pass ball scored the games first run in the second inning.
Dansby Swanson pushed the lead to three with a two out RBI double.
Brian Reynolds tripled in the fourth to give Vandy a 4-0 lead and all they had to do was hold on.
Louisville made it scary in the seventh by cutting the Commodore lead to just 1.
The Dores shut the door and even added an insurance run as they get the World Series opening win.