LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Dylan Dusek turned in his fourth consecutive scoreless start and Texas Tech advanced to the College World Series for the first time with a 1-0 victory over the College of Charleston on Sunday.
Dusek (8-0) worked five-plus innings, gave up three hits and walked one as Texas Tech (45-20) swept the best-of-three series with back-to-back 1-0 triumphs over the Cougars. Cameron Smith, Dominic Moreno and Jonny Drozd combined to work the final four innings for the Red Raiders.
"When I get home later this evening, I'm sure it will hit me," second-year Texas Tech coach Tim Tadlock said.
Adam Kirsch's RBI double in the fourth inning was the game's lone run. It marked the Raiders' third straight shutout in the postseason and fourth in their past five outings.
Bailey Ober (10-3) took the loss for College of Charleston (44-19), scattering six hits in eight innings.
"This was another tough loss, especially to end the season," College of Charleston coach Monte Lee said. "Give Texas Tech a lot of credit. Dusek and their bullpen and one of the best catches I've seen in 14 years as a head coach was the difference."
In the fourth, Tyler Neslony led off with a single to center. With one out, Kirsch laced a double down the right-field line that brought Neslony home.
The Cougars pushed the tying run to second base in the sixth and seventh innings, but Tech withstood the threat each time, needing a spectacular diving catch from center fielder Devon Conley in the right-center field gap that preserved Tech's lead and ended the seventh.
Dusek left after surrendering a single to Blake Butler to open the sixth. Smith came on and allowed a single by Brandon Murray, putting two on for the Cougars for the first time in the game. Smith, though, got Carl Wise to line out to center field and then struck out the next two hitters to end the threat. No Cougars baserunner reached third base in the game.
VANDERBILT 12, STANFORD 5
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Vince Conde and John Norwood had three hits and two RBIs each and Vanderbilt combined for six runs in the seventh and eighth innings to beat Stanford 12-5 Sunday to advance to the College World Series.
Bryan Reynolds also had three hits and Conde, Norwood and Reynolds each scored twice as the Commodores (46-19) finished with 15 hits against eight Cardinal pitchers to secure their second trip to Omaha and first since 2011.
PEPPERDINE 3, TCU 2
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Aaron Brown pitched seven scoreless innings and made a game-saving throw from center field as Pepperdine beat TCU 3-2 on Sunday night, forcing a deciding third game in the NCAA Fort Worth super regional for a spot in the College World Series.
Brandon Caruso had a pair of RBI hits and Hutton Moyer scored twice for the Waves (43-17).
Brown (13-1), the two-way player who was the West Coast Conference pitcher of the year and a third-round pick by Philadelphia on Friday, won his 10th consecutive decision. The lefty scattered five hits with four strikeouts and two walks while throwing 119 pitches against TCU (46-16).
Game 3 is tonight.
VIRGINIA 7, MARYLAND 3
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Kenny Towns had three hits, Artie Lewicki pitched 31/3 innings of solid relief and Virginia beat Maryland 7-3 Sunday to force a deciding game 3 of the NCAA Charlottesville super regional.
The Cavaliers (48-14) had 17 hits, including four in a decisive seventh inning as they sent eight batters to the plate and scored three runs. Towns, Derek Fisher and Brandon Downes came through with RBIs.