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Swanson drives in pair, Vanderbilt capitalizes on Cards' pitching woes to win CWS opener 5-3

  • Vanderbilt's Bryan Reynolds (20) gestures at third base after hitting a triple that scored Dansby Swanson in the fourth inning of an NCAA baseball College World Series game in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Ted Kirk)

    Vanderbilt's Bryan Reynolds (20) gestures at third base after hitting a triple that scored Dansby Swanson in the fourth inning of an NCAA baseball College World Series game in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Ted Kirk)  (The Associated Press)

  • Vanderbilt's Rhett Wiseman (8) is caught stealing second base by Louisville second baseman Zach Lucas, top, in the second inning of an NCAA baseball College World Series game in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Ted Kirk)

    Vanderbilt's Rhett Wiseman (8) is caught stealing second base by Louisville second baseman Zach Lucas, top, in the second inning of an NCAA baseball College World Series game in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Ted Kirk)  (The Associated Press)

  • Louisville first baseman Grant Kay, left, leaps to catch the ball as Vanderbilt's Vince Conde, right, slides back to first base on a pickoff-attempt in the third inning of an NCAA baseball College World Series game in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Ted Kirk)

    Louisville first baseman Grant Kay, left, leaps to catch the ball as Vanderbilt's Vince Conde, right, slides back to first base on a pickoff-attempt in the third inning of an NCAA baseball College World Series game in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Ted Kirk)  (The Associated Press)

Dansby Swanson doubled in two runs and Adam Ravenelle pitched 2 1-3 innings of shutout relief to help Vanderbilt beat Louisville 5-3 in the College World Series on Saturday night.

The Commodores (46-19) won in a grinding, 3-hour, 40-minute game that saw Louisville (50-16) issue nine walks, its third-most of the season. One of the Cardinals' two wild pitches produced a Vanderbilt run.

Another run, and a big one, came home on a passed ball after the Commodores saw their 4-0 lead shrink to 4-3 in the seventh. It looked like catcher Kyle Gibson was setting up for a pitch-out, but reliever Kyle McGrath pitched to the plate and Gibson let the ball get past him, allowing Vince Conde to score.

Carson Fulmer (7-1) worked six innings for the win, and Ravenelle retired seven of the last eight Louisville batters for his first save. Kyle Funkhouser (13-3) took the loss.