Thursday, May 27, 2010

Late Inning Heroics Come up Short; Commodores to Face Gators in Elimination Game

Vanderbilt lost 7-5 to LSU and was basically dominated by Austin Ross all night long. Still the Commodores made it interesting and sent Mike Ystremski to the plate representing the tying run with 2 outs and a runner on 2nd in the ninth before striking out. Yaz had hit a home run in the 2nd to tie the game at 3.

It was a bizarre finish to a game where LSU controlled throughout. The home plate umpire blew a balk call he made and then rescinded, which was almost very costly as Corbin waived Loftus home on a double down the left field line. Loftus' wide turn almost cost him, as he was just able to beat the high relay throw. Why Corbin sent the runner down 3 in the 9th with 2 outs is truly beyond me.

Now, the Commodores are relegated to the loser's bracket, where they will face a Florida Gators team that, unfortunately doesn't have that much to play for, having wrapped up a National seed. The Commodores now have to make it at least to the Championship game of the tournament to have any chance of hosting.


Anonymous said...

SEC officiating reminds me of american idol. They both blow fanny.

Seamus O'Toole said...

LSU is a great hitting team but I'm still a little surprised at the 15 hits. On the bright side, if there was ever a good time to face the Gators, this is it. I like a Corbin-coached team with its back against the wall over a team without a whole ton to play for.