Lee Hyde gave up three runs, two earned in 6.1 innings of work to improve to 5-0 on the year.
"I don't think we reacted as well as I would have liked," said Vanderbilt head coach Tim Corbin. "I think he knocked the bat out of our hands early, and I didn't think there were any surprises. There were a lot of fastballs and, quite frankly, I thought we would hit them a little bit sooner than we did. He was throwing bagels up until the sixth inning."
David Price (9-5) gave up seven runs in 6.1 innings of work with eight strikeouts and five walks in the losing effort.
The Yellow Jackets plated two more runs in the sixth on a two-run single by Michael Fisher to extend the lead to 5-0.
David Macias broke up Hyde's no-hitter in the bottom of the sixth with a double down the left field line. Macias moved to third on Pedro Alvarez' grounder to second that was misplayed allowing him to reach safely at first. Ryan Flaherty then delivered a two-run double into the gap in right-center to make it 5-2.
Georgia Tech added two runs in the seventh to push the lead back to five at 7-2. The first run came on a routine fly ball by Jeff Kindel to center that centerfielder David Macias lost in the lights and fell for a RBI double. They added another run when pinch hitter Brad Feltes struck out on a wild pitch that got past catcher Brian Hernandez, allowing a runner from third to score.
Vanderbilt plated a run in the seventh on a RBI double by Alex Feinberg, but squandered an opportunity for a bigger inning with one out and the bases loaded when Pedro Alvarez popped up and Ryan Flaherty flied out to end the threat.
"Ryan (Flaherty) and Pedro (Alvarez) have driven in a lot of runs and if I was asked who I would like up with the bases loaded, I would tell you I want Pedro and I want Flaherty," said Corbin. "Pedro has power and Flaherty has been clutch for us all year. If the situation comes up again, these guys will be up for it."
Georgia Tech 030 002 200-7(11)2 Vanderbilt 000 002 100-350
Hyde, Ladd (7), Rulon (8) and Wieters. Price, Shao (7), Zeid (9) and Hernandez. W- Hyde 5-0, L- Price 9-5. Sv- None. HR- GT: Murton (6) VU: None.
Game Notes: Stephen Shao made his third appearance in NCAA postseason play and first this season. He has not given up a run in 3.1 innings during that span … Shea Robin extended his hit streak to seven games … Freshman Josh Zeid made his first career postseason on the mound in the ninth … Pedro Alvarez' eight game hit streak ended today.