OMAHA, NE – Vanderbilt outlasted UC Irvine 6-4 in a back-and-fourth winners bracket battle. The Commodores grabbed an early two run lead in the first. Then it was the Anteaters turn in the second when they posted four runs. Vanderbilt climbed back on top for good with three runs on three hits in the fifth to go up 5-4.
The 6-4 win advances Vanderbilt to a Friday game with three days to rest. For UC Irvine, they will have to beat Texas a second time on Wednesday for the right to play Vanderbilt again.
Kevin Kugler and John Bishop called the action from TD Ameritrade Park.
(Vandy’s Zander Wiel gets the scoring started in the first inning)
(Back comes UCI in the second with Kris Paulino at the plate)
(Still in the second, Taylor Sparks gives UCI the lead)
(Zander Wiel is back in the fifth inning to tie the game for Vandy)
(John Norwood’s RBI single in the seventh give us the 6-4 final)
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