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Vanderbilt pitchers Kumar Rocker and Jack Leiter look to lead Commodores to another College World Series title

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The College World Series champion Vanderbilt Commodores were spilling out into the workout areas of Hawkins Field in Nashville for their first fall practice of 2019.

They were led by pitcher Kumar Rocker, the ever-smiling teenage wunderkind who had led Vanderbilt to the title by way of one of the most dominating postseason performances ever witnessed by the people of Omaha, Nebraska, or anywhere else college baseball is played. But the 6-foot-5, 245-pound righty didn't pause to take a selfie with the new NCAA championship trophy that was then on display in the lobby, and he didn't pause to polish his CWS Most Outstanding Player award or Freshman All-American plaque.