Grayson Garvin notched his 11th win of the year working seven strong innings. The lefty fanned six and scattered six hits to improve to 9-0 in nine SEC starts. His 11th win of the year ties him with David Price (2007) for second-most in a single season by a Commodore pitcher. Florida starter Brian Johnson was pinned with the loss allowing eight runs on nine hits over 4.1 innings.
The Gators rallied for two runs in the ninth inning in the resumption of Friday night's suspended game to stun the Dores and win the first game of the series 6-5. Josh Adams greeted Vandy closer Navery Moore with a solo home run to left field to tie the game before Smith's RBI-double put Florida out in front to stay. The Commodores had scored a run in the bottom of the eighth on Connor Harrell's RBI-single before the Gators rallied to victory.
Nolan Fontana tied the game in the seventh inning with a two-run home run and the game remained even until Harrell's single. Conrad Gregor led VU with three hits and Esposito drove in two runs. Florida managed just seven hits in the win.
Moore took the loss allowing his second and third earned runs of the year. Anthony DeSclafani picked up the win in relief and Austin Maddox earned his second save of the year. Vanderbilt starter Sonny Gray pitched six solid innings allowing two runs, one earned, on two hits.
The Commodores and Gators play the rubber game of the series tomorrow afternoon at 1 p.m. The Dores turn to senior Taylor Hill while Florida hands the ball to talented freshman Karsten Whitson. For ticket information visit vucommodores.com or call 615.322.GOLD.
GAME 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E FLORIDA 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 - 6 7 1 VANDERBILT 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 - 5 10 1Boxscore:
GAME 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E FLORIDA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 6 0 VANDERBILT 0 0 2 0 6 2 4 0 X - 14 18 0Boxscore: