After losing to Louisville on Saturday, Vanderbilt needed to win two on Sunday to keep their season alive. The Commodores responded to the challenge with two convincing victories over Illinois State and Louisville.
NASHVILLE-- For the second straight night Vanderbilt put up a big inning late, this time nine runs in the seventh, to break a 2-2 tie as the Commodores went on to defeat Belmont 11-4 Wednesday night at Hawkins Field.
HOOVER-- Nick Christiani allowed just one run on five hits in 6.1 innings and Vanderbilt used two two-run homers to power past South Carolina 7-5 Friday afternoon at the SEC Tournament at Regions Park.
STARKVILLE- Vanderbilt rode a strong pitching performance by junior Nick Christiani and survived a ninth-inning rally to defeat Mississippi State 4-3 Sunday afternoon at Dudy Noble Field.