For the second straight game, VU pounded out a season best 16 hits, including six of the extra base variety.
"Offensively, I was pleased with way we've swung the bats the last two days," said head coach Tim Corbin. "Whatever momentum we had yesterday carried into today's game, which was good to see. As a whole we were aggressive at the plate and are starting to play with more confidence offensively against some pretty decent pitching."
Alex Feinberg added a RBI triple in the seventh to close out the Commodore scoring. Feinberg and Flaherty led the team with three hits each, while David Macias and French chipped in with two hits each.
"We're very happy with Ryan Flaherty and his performance today," said Corbin. "He had a big triple and also added a single and double in his three at-bats. Ryan did a great job at the plate today."
Vanderbilt improved to 8-6 on the year, while Brown fell to 0-5.
The Commodores jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second inning off of Bear starter Sean McNamara. Ryan Davis had a RBI single, Brad French a sacrifice fly RBI and Brian Hernandez a bases loaded walk to account for the scoring.
Brown got on the board in the third on a RBI single by shortstop Bryan Tews. They then broke out with five hits in the fourth and added three more runs to take a 4-3 lead. Second baseman Paul Christian and first baseman Jeff Dietz had RBI singles, while Dan Shapiro added a RBI groundout off of VU starter Matt Buschmann.
Vanderbilt tied the game in the bottom of the fourth on a RBI single to right by Brad French.
Buschmann (2-2) allowed four runs, three earned, on six hits in five innings of work with four strikeouts and a walk to pick up the win.
McNamara (0-2) gave up seven runs on 10 hits in 4.1 innings in the losing effort.
The two teams will conclude the three-game series tomorrow afternoon at Noon. Sophomore southpaw Cody Crowell will take the mound for the Commodores.
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McNamara, Burton (5), Silverstein (5) and Thomas. Buschmann, Betourne (6), Weathers (9) and Hernandez, Robin. W- Buschmann 2-1, L- McNamara 0-2 SV- None. HR- VU: Hanks (1), French (1).