Mississippi leaves CWS with 4-1 loss to VirginiaMississippi coach Mike Bianco (5) talks to pitcher Chris Ellis (10) and catcher Austin Knight, right, in the fourth inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game against Virginia in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, June 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Eric Francis)
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Robbie Coman's two-run, bases-loaded single gave Virginia the lead, and Josh Sborz and two relievers limited Mississippi to six singles in a 4-1 victory Saturday that sent the Cavaliers to the College World Series finals.
Virginia (52-14), in the CWS for the third time, will go to the championship round looking for its first national championship in baseball. The Cavaliers will play Vanderbilt in the best-of-three finals, starting Monday night. Vanderbilt beat Texas 2-1 in 10 innings Saturday night.
The Rebels (48-21) lost to Virginia for a second time in the CWS, ending their first trip to Omaha since 1972.
Sborz (6-4) threw 12 pitches on Friday before a heavy thunderstorm forced suspension of the game in the second inning. He was on the mound when play resumed and worked through the fifth inning. Artie Lewicki took over to start the sixth, and closer Nick Howard worked the ninth for his 20th save.