VU improved to 3-2 on the year, while Pittsburgh fell to 2-3 overall.
"We will take the win and I think we deserved it from a pitching standpoint," said head coach Tim Corbin.
Price allowed one run on four hits in six innings of action with nine strikeouts and one walk. Muldowney did not allow a run on two hits in seven innings of work with seven strikeouts and three walks.
"I just tried to keep us in the ballgame and give us a chance to win," said Price.
Reliever Ty Davis (1-1) pitched 3.1 innings of one-hit scoreless ball to pick up the win, while Landis (0-1) was charged with the loss.
"It's two good outings in a row for Ty," said Corbin. "He came in and closed the door and threw a lot of strikes. I am proud of him and I think he has come into his own."
Pittsburgh took a 1-0 lead in the sixth on a RBI single by Negrych off of Price. The Commodores rallied in the eighth to tie the game when Ryan Flaherty hit a RBI double over the Pitt rightfielder's head, allowing David Macias, who reached on an infield single, to score.
"The kids are trying and they know they aren't hitting right now, but at some point it is going to happen," said Corbin. "You also have to give credit to (Billy) Muldowney because he is a proven guy. He knows what he is doing and I thought he pitched a heck of a game. His fastball was good and he mixed his pitches very well tonight."
Vanderbilt will play Kent State in its second game of the Music City Classic tomorrow afternoon at 2 p.m. The Golden Flashes defeated Lipscomb 13-2 on Friday and are 1-3 on the year. Sophomore southpaw Cody Crowell is slated to start for the Commodores.
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Bi. Muldowney, Cicatello (8), Bassage (10), Landis (11). Price, Rhoden (7), Shao (8), Davis (9) and Hernandez. W- Davis 1-1, L- Landis 0-1. SV- None. HR- None.