The Gamecocks (39-16) jumped out to an early lead with two runs in the second inning thanks to a two-out rally. Grayson Greiner's double to left field started the rally before a single from Kyle Martin and a hit batter loaded the bases for Tanner English, who smoked the first pitch he saw into left field to score Greiner and Martin.
The Dores jumped on the comeback trail in the fifth scoring a run to cut the deficit to one. Connor Harrell led off the frame with a double down the left field line and moved to third base on a deep fly out to center field by Chris Harvey before scoring on Conde's sacrifice fly. Vandy tied the game in the sixth with a clutch two-out single through the right side by Spencer Navin to score Yastrzemski from second base. The Commodores had just five hits in the win with five different Dores contributing one hit each.
The win marks the second straight year Vanderbilt has topped South Carolina in the second round of the SEC Tournament, including last season's 7-2 Vandy win. The Commodores are 18-6 in the team's last 24 games with seven victories over ranked opponents.
Vanderbilt will play Florida tomorrow night in the final game of the day at Regions Park at approximately 7 p.m. on CSS. Sam Selman (8-3) gets the nod for the Dores against Florida ace Hudson Randall (7-1). VU will be the home team.
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