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Cal Poly baseball rallies for wild, walk-off win over top-ranked Vanderbilt

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Cal Poly led No. 1-ranked, defending national champion Vanderbilt 3-0 and 7-2 on Sunday before losing both leads. The Mustangs still managed to fight back for a massive win.

Tate Samuelson hit a game-ending sacrifice fly to score Elijah Greene as part of a two-run bottom of the ninth as Cal Poly beat Vanderbilt 9-8 on Sunday in the MLB4 Tournament finale in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Cole Cabrera, Scott Ogrin and Samuelson all knocked in two runs for the Mustangs.

It's a statement win for Cal Poly, who was one win away from a share of last season's Big West crown.

The Mustangs (2-1) opened the season with a win over UConn before a loss to last year's national runner-up, Michigan, on Saturday.

Cal Poly's 2020 home opener is Tuesday night against Pepperdine.

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Ryan Fish

Ryan Fish is a reporter, sports anchor and forecaster at KEYT|KCOY|KKFX.