Kumar Rocker has been dominant in the postseason throughout his college career, but he struggled mightily Wednesday night in the College World Series.
The Vanderbilt pitcher was 3-0 in the World Series and 7-0 during the NCAA tournament, but you wouldn’t know judging from his performance against Mississippi State.
Rocker surrendered five runs on six hits and gave up two walks in the eventual 9-0 loss to give Mississippi State the victory.
The projected first-round Major League Baseball Draft pick lasted just 4 1/3 innings and was down 5-0 in the fourth inning — a deficit Vanderbilt never could come back from.
It’s certainly not the way Rocker wanted to end his collegiate career, but he’ll likely still be a high draft pick in the first round.
The MLB Draft begins July 11.