Vanderbilt Takes Down Stanford in Game One of Super Regional
Vanderbilt got out to a hot start Friday afternoon and never looked back, defeated Stanford 11-6 at home in the first game of the Super Regional three game series in Nashville.
Tyler Beede, a day after being drafted by the San Francisco Giants, pitched 4.2 innings allowing 6 runs on 5 hits. He went to work early giving the Commodores plenty of time to work a lead retiring the first five batters and going the first three innings without a hit and one man reaching on base via walk.
The Vanderbilt bats were equally impressive through the first three innings, where the Commodores seemingly put the game away early. Bryan Reynolds went 4/4 from the plate with 2 RBI’s and Zander Wiel and John Norwood each added 2 RBI’s of their own in the 11-6 victory. All and all Vanderbilt put together 14 hits in their home win in game one of the three game series.
Stanford did make a push in the fourth and fifth innings, down 10-0, with a Wayne Taylor triple to right center which scored the fourth innings 2 runs. The fifth inning the Cardinal put up 4 more runs, but would ultimately stall in the late innings as the Commodore bullpen shut the door on any late rally.
Game two will be played Saturday at 3 pm in Nashville.