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Commodores Move Efficiently Past Florida, Set Up Showdown With Vols



By Doug Kyle


Vanderbilt moved past Florida 6-3 in Game 3 of the SEC Baseball (#SECBSB for you social folks) Tournament on Tuesday afternoon/evening, sending the Gators home to wait for the NCAA selection show on Memorial Day, and sending the Commodores into a cross-state game Wednesday with conference co-champion and bitter rival Tennessee.


The efficacy of the Vandy offense was remarkable, getting the six-of-one scores on a half dozen hits, winning by three while their opponent outhit them by the same margin. They got either a pair or single run in four different innings, incrementally building the 6-0 lead before the Gators plated 1 and 2 their last two times at bat, the final couple when two were out.


And, of course no Vanderbilt player had more than one hit, the six single safeties spread throughout the lineup. Some might say it's trademark Tim Corbin baseball, work you ever so slowly and slightly that, like Florida, you look around, it's late, and you're in a hole you don't usually escape.


And so, Wednesday afternoon, around 4:30 Central time, the Hoover Met will match a contrast of styles, in both coaching and playing. It'll be a fun contest to watch for those with no rooting interest. For the rivals, it'll be a battle of whistles and fur coats.


Can't wait!


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(Photo courtesy of the Southeastern Conference)

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