Crowell was masterful throughout the afternoon, needing only 86 pitches and facing just one batter over the minimum. His no-hit bid was foiled by Chris Coghlan's infield single in the seventh and he then gave up a double to Justin Brashear in the ninth for the only two hits of the day.
"Our pitching plan coming in was to initiate weak contact within three pitches and this was a great hitting ballclub," said Crowell. "I knew that in order to be successful I had to be aggressive and not fall behind in any counts. I tried to stay ahead and spot my fastball and it seemed to work today."
"I have never seen anything like the efficient way Cody pitched today," said head coach Tim Corbin. "I am proud of him because he redshirted and waited his turn and you could see him develop. Good things happen to good people and he worked hard and he is very capable of things like that."
"Pedro is young and he will still make mistakes but he is capable of changing the complexion of a game with his bat and he did it today," said Corbin. "He did a nice job defensively as well today and settled down along with the other freshmen."
Ryan Davis doubled in the sixth and later scored on a wild pitch to extend the lead to 5-0.
The Commodores will return home for the next four games, starting with a midweek contests against Belmont on Tuesday at 6 p.m. Vanderbilt will then host Auburn in a three-game SEC series next weekend at Hawkins Field
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Crowell and Robin. Lynn, Rodriguez (6) and Brashear. W- Crowell 2-0, L- Lynn 1-2. SV- None. HR- VU- Alvarez (3)