Photo gallery: VU downs Oakland, stays undefeated

Vandy pasted Oakland 8-3 Monday to run its record to a perfect 11-0. Here's a gallery of full-size images, submitted by VandyMania staffer Katy Hamlett.

The Commodores cruised passed Oakland 8-3 Monday 8-3 in a game that saw first pitcher Michael Wagner and catcher Carter Hawkins get their first starts of the season. Vanderbilt ran its record to 11-0, the best in school history.

Wagner pitched five innings, giving up three hits and two runs.

Corbin continued experimenting with freshmen Dominic De La Osa, who replaced Rucker Taylor at short.

Mike Baxter tripled and sent Warner Jones home in bottom of the first for Vanderbilt's first run.

An Oakland hitter flied out to Aaron Graza to end the top of the third inning with the score tied, 1-1.

De La Osa advanced to third on a sacrifice grounder by Hawkins in the third inning.

Zeller and Garza crossed home on a double by Jones for the second and third runs of the third inning.

Brian Hernandez, the DH Monday, hit his first Hawkins Field homer ever in the third inning. The hit sent Baxter and Jones home and put the Dores up 7-1.

Baxter and Jones congratulated Hernandez as he rounded home.

As the skies over Hawkins field grew ominously dark, Coach Tim Corbin waited impatiently as Oakland discussed a pitching change in the third inning.

Greg Moviel relieved Wagner in the top of the sixth inning just in time for the rain. The game continued to the seventh inning allowing Oakland to gain one more run before the rest of the game was called off due to the weather. The 8-3 win was Vanderbilt's 11th straight without a loss. The Commodores face Lipscomb at home Tuesday at 4 pm.

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