In the fifth inning Alvarez, who just missed a cycle game, scored on a wild pitch after tripling to get on base making the score 5-0. Alvarez had 2 doubles, the triple and a single during the game to raise his batting average to .458.
Vanderbilt added runs in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings to put the game away.
Minor (1-0) pitched 8 innings scattering 3 hits and walking just one. He had about 100 pitches on the night, primarily fastballs and change ups. Vanderbilt head coach Tim Corbin was pleased with Minor's performance, "For a young kid that is as good of a game as I've seen pitched here. It was more of an outing of a junior or senior, probably; lot of strikes, pitching inside with his fast ball, keeping them off balance with his changeup, inducing weak contact throughout the game; that's what a pitcher strives to do," commented Corbin.
Cody Crowell relieved Minor in the ninth, striking out one batter. Shawn Kelley (1-1) took the loss for the Governors.
Vanderbilt (11-0) hosts Xavier next for a Friday, Saturday, Sunday series.
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