Friday, May 18, 2007

BASEBALL CLINCHES FIRST SEC CHAMPIONSHIP!

Vanderbilt Clinched their first SEC Regular Season Baseball Championship by defeating LSU 4-1 last night behind the David Price's spectacular outing. Price went 8 2/3 innings, allowing only 1 run and struck out 15. He broke his own regular season record for strikeouts (155) and now has 164 on the season. He also earned his career-high 10th win.

"I felt like I threw my fastball wherever I wanted to tonight," said Price. "I threw my slider where I wanted and I felt like I was clicking in my windup so I felt good."

Casey Weathers came on in the ninth and got the final out on a fielder's choice to get his 6th save of the season.

"I am just happy for the kids," said Vanderbilt head coach Tim Corbin. "I would have liked to have won it on the field, but we did, really. We just won before hand. I am happy for the kids and for the fans and for all the people who have followed us."

The Commodores and Tigers will play the second game of the three game series tomorrow night at 7 p.m. Freshman southpaw Mike Minor (7-1, 3.24 ERA) will go for Vandy on the mound, while LSU will counter with sophomore lefthander Ryan Byrd (6-1, 4.57 ERA).


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2 comments:

Douglas James said...

Congrats Boys! Does this mean we don't have to hear about american idol or women's checkers for a while? Even better.

Phil said...

Does this mean Vanderbilt advances to the College World Series?