Vanderbilt-Cal State Fullerton Suspended

OMAHA-- Vanderbilt's game with Cal State Fullerton was suspended in the bottom of the sixth inning with the Commodores trailing the Titans 3-0. When the game resumes Vandy will have a man on third with two outs.

Vanderbilt and Fullerton State each have four hits but that's where the similarities end. While the Titans have played clean, sound ball Vanderbilt mistakes have proven costly in the first six innings. A walk, a balk and two wild pitches led to the Titans first run in the third inning.

Then in fifth inning things got messy again. A double and single by the Titans along with another wild pitch by Carson Fulmer, enabled Fullerton to plate two more runs.

Vandy's game was initially delayed due to lighting in the area but that changed to a rain suspension later.

In truth, the suspension may be the best thing that happened to Vanderbilt all night. Cal State Fullerton starter Thomas Eshelman kept Vandy from any kind of offensive success all night. The suspension will likely mean a different Titan pitcher will be on the mound on Monday morning.

If Vandy cannot rally for a victory on Monday it means that the Commodores will have to face LSU on Tuesday and yet another tough starter, ace Tiger pitcher Alex Lange. A win means Vandy stays out of the loser's bracket but the 'Dores have to face a very good TCU team, a team that beat LSU 10-3 -- and beat Vandy 4-2 in Los Angeles back in March.

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