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Vandy to College World Series after Sweeping Oregon State

Vanderbilt is headed to this years College World Series in Omaha for the first time in school history.  Aaron Westlake hit 3 two run Home Runs in lifting Vanderbilt to a sweep of the Oregon State Beavers in this years Nashville NCAA Baseball Super Regional.  Every year at this time the Commodores are done with their baseball season, but not this year, with a 52-10 record they are packing their bags for one of the most exciting events in all of college sports.  Just last week Major League Baseball selected an SEC record 12 Vanderbilt players in this years MLB draft.  Tim Corbin is recruiting some of the best High School talent from around the country to play at Vanderbilt’s Hawkin’s Field.  Now Coach Tim Corbin and his players get to play in their first College World Series in Omaha Nebraska.

Oregon 3rd Baseman Carter Bell up close on Tony Kemp at bat in 1st Inning

Oregon 2nd Baseman Jake Rodriguez goes high but just misses a line drive hit

Oregon Pitcher Ben Wetzler starts for the Beavers

Grayson Garvin Pitching for a trip to the College World Series

Carter Bell catching some more air as the pitch goes home. I've never seen a player jump up before every pitch home

Oregon Coach Pat Casey talking to this infield early in the game

Oregon tries to pick off Conrad Gregor at 2nd Base

2nd Pick Off Try at 2nd Base on Conrad Gregor

Conrad Gregor digging for 3rd

Jason Esposito ready at 3rd

Oregon's Carter Bell celebrates a double against Grayson Garvin

Hawkins Field at night

Hawkins Field looking toward right field

Hawkins Field behind Home Plate

Aaron Westlake rounding 2nd after one of his three 2 run home runs

Aaron Westlake greeting by his teammates after Home Run Trip

Vandy doing their traditional 9th inning jump

Vandy Wins Nashville Super Regional and Advances to Omaha!!!

The beginning of a Vandy Dog Pile

Vandy Dog Pile shaping up

Ever wonder what a Vandy Dog Pile looks like? Now we know

Vandy Celebration

Vandy Baseball Team thanking Commodore Fans

Coach Tim Corbin says "Now on to Omaha!"

Vandy 11, Oregon State 1, Dores one Win Away from CWS

The Vanderbilt Commodores took the first game in the Nashville Super Regional with 2 big 4 run innings early in the game behind the dependable pitching of Sonny Gray.  Once again Vandy was scoring runs with 2 outs as they have all season long scoring 60% of all their runs this season with 2 outs.  Vandy will now play Saturday night with the opportunity to win the game and advance to their first College World Series appearance in Omaha.

Oregon Baseball Fans at the Nashville Super Regional

Hawkins Family Cheering on the Commodores

Coach Corbin greeting his players before game

Coach Tim Corbin and Oregon State Coach Pat Casey meeting with Umpires prior to start of game

Oregon Pitcher Sam Gaviglio starting for the Beavers

Aaron Westlake safe at 2nd

Aaron Westlake headed for Home Plate

Curt Casali rounding 2nd and headed for 3rd Base

Jason Esposito scoring on of the 4 runs scored by Vandy to start the 1st inning of play

Vandy Baseball Fans cheering the big 4 run 1st inning

Another 4 run 2 out inning for Vandy, 60% of all runs scored this season have been with 2 outs for the Dores

Vandy Infield Ready

Sonny Gray was superb once again holding the Beavers to 1 run

Don't have a ticket? Join the many Vandy Fans watching the game from the Parking Garage

Oregon's Carter Bell gets air before every pitch, look at the space between his shoes and the ground

Aaron Westlake being greeted by his teammates after another one if his big Home Runs

Vandy Fans celebrating another Big Inning

Vandy Beats Belmont 6-1, Wins Nashville Regional

Vanderbilt’s Taylor Hill pitched a magnificent game with 13 strikeouts to beat Belmont 6-1 and win the Nashville NCAA Baseball Regional.  It was the 2nd win against Belmont in the Regional.  Vandy will now host the Super Regional against Oregon State for the opportunity to play in Omaha.  Here are a few pictures taken during the Belmont games.

Conner Harrell Running for 3rd Base

Coach Tim Corbin Coaching Runners at 3rd Base

Taylor Hill trying to pick off Belmont runner at 1st

Short Stop Anthony Gomez scooping a grounder for a double play

Vanderbilt Catcher Curt Casali digging hard and scoring from 2nd base

Mike Yastremski safely to 3rd base

Jason Esposito getting a lead at 2nd Base

Jason Esposito watching a line drive to center

Jason Esposito takes off for 3rd Base

Riley Reynolds sliding into 2nd base

Belmont's Josh Davis keeping an eye on 1st Base

Vandy's 9th Inning Jump

Vandy Celebrates winning Regional after beating Belmont

Taylor Hill Celebrates with Teammates after 13 Strikeout Win!

Vandy Catcher Curt Casali celebrating with Teammates

Florida Gators Win SEC Baseball Championship 5-0 over Vandy

The Florida Gators proved they are the best College Baseball team in the SEC on Sunday by winning the 2011 SEC Championship at Regions Park in Hoover, Alabama with a 5-0 shutout of #2 ranked Vanderbilt.  The Commodores could do nothing right and the Florida Gators did everything right to win the game.  Vandy gave up 2 runs early off two errors and had flat bats most of the day stranding 9 runners in scoring position.  Florida’s Alex Panteliodis gave a solid 5 1/3 innings getting out of several scoring opportunities by the Commodores.  Going 1 for 13 with runners in scoring position was the theme of the day for Vandy.

Both Vandy and Florida will host NCAA Baseball Regionals next weekend which will be announced later today.  Congrats to Florida on winning their first SEC Baseball Tournament Title in 20 years! Here are a few pictures from the game in Hoover.

Regions Park in Hoover, Alabama hosted the 2011 SEC Championship Tournament

It was a great weather day for this years SEC Tournament Championship game

Regions Park is a Pitchers Park especially with the change to the new Metal Bats for College Baseball

Vandy wore their Red, White and Blue Uniforms in Honor of Memorial Day weekend.

Tony Kemp slides into 3rd in the 1st inning of SEC Baseball Championship Tournament play

Connor Harrell slides in to 3rd base but could not make it home.

Anthony Gomez gets around to hit this ball. That's a fast swing!

Nick Maronde is congratulated by Gator RHP Matt Campbell after stranding more Vandy runners

US Military Families and their sons who gave their lives for our country are Honored between innings

Preston Tucker gets hitting instruction from Florida Head Coach Kevin O'Sullivan late in the game

Gator Picture Nick Maronde releasing a strike out of his wind up

The Best College Baseball in the Country!

Daniel Pigott chasing the ball off the wall late

Cody Dent ready to close out the game in the 9th inning

Gator Fans were hard to find at this years SEC Tournament in Hoover

Austin Maddox gets the last out to win the SEC Baseball Championship for the Florida Gators

Gators celebrate their win!

The Florida Gators are this years 2011 SEC Champions!

Florida Gators Win Baseball Series from Vanderbilt 2-1

The #5 ranked Florida Gators came from behind to beat #2 Vandy at Hawkins Field 6-5 after a rain delayed Friday night college baseball game had to be finished on Saturday.  With both teams bullpens depleted Vandy crushed Florida in the 2nd game 14-1.  In the 3rd and deciding game the SEC leading Commodores took the lead once again in the early innings only to have the Gators tie the game up at three and force extra innings.  Vandy had opportunities to win the game with runners in scoring position with zero or 1 out twice in extra innings but could not get the winning run home.  Finally in the top of the 12 inning Florida’s Mike Zunino hit a 3-2 fast ball over the right field wall scoring 3 runs to win the game and holding Vandy scoreless in the bottom half of the inning.   It was a hard fought series giving a glimpse into what is shaping up to be one of the best SEC Baseball Tournaments in recent years with South Carolina, Florida and Vandy all ranked in the top 5 of all College Baseball Polls.

Florida's Hudson Randall throws to 1st base on a pick off try

Tony Kemp Stealing 2nd Base leading off the 1st inning

Tony Kemp's speed beats throw to 2nd base by a whisker!

Tony Kemp safe at 3rd

Gator 3rd Baseman Jeff Moyer signals Fly Ball

Vandy Head Baseball Coach Tim Corbin giving instruction to Aaron Westlake

Sonny Gray winds up for the pitch to home plate

Vanderbilt's Sonny Gray keeps an eye on the runner at 1st Base

Vanderbilt's Hawkins Field, Nashville TN

The Hawkins Family enjoying the Vanderbilt Baseball Team at Hawkins Field

Florida 3rd Baseman dives for Fly Ball

Vandy Bench greets Mike Yastremski after scoring

It was a cold May Day at Hawkins Field

Vandy Sweeps UT Vols with 19-3 Win at Hawkins Field

First Game Handshake with Umpires

After winning back to back 10 to 1 decisions the Vanderbilt Baseball team swept the Tennessee Volunteers at Hawkins Field in Nashville, TN 19-3.  Tim Corbin’s Commodore Baseball team outscored the Vols 39 to 5 during the weekend 3 game series.  While Vandy is playing with a high level of confidence you would have to say Tennessee is not playing with confidence as the 11 run 6th inning by Vandy on Sunday demonstrated.  As Vandy focuses on the remaining games before the SEC Baseball Tournament you have to wonder if the Vols can win enough remaining games to make the trip to Hoover.  Tim Corban seems to have his baseball team on a mission, you can see it by how Vandy is playing.  I absolutely love watching Coach Corbin coach during games.  He’s truly one of the great head coaches of college baseball.  You can tell he knows what each of his players is capable of and executes plays during the game for each player to make.  When it fails he goes into analyzing what went wrong.

Great series win for the Commodores as they continue a three way tie for first in the SEC Baseball Standings with South Carolina and Florida.

#3 Vandy Baseball Sweeps LSU Tigers to Win Weekend Series

Vanderbilt Baseball took 3 games from the LSU Tigers here in Nashville, TN.  We had nice weather with each game sold out.  Vandy took game two 10 to 1 and game three 10 to 7.  The Commodores rang up 45 hits during the weekend series.  With Vanderbilt’s weekend sweep of LSU the Commodores are now in a 3 way tie with South Carolina and Florida for 1st place in the SEC College Baseball Standings.

Here are some pictures from game 2 on Saturday at Vanderbilt’s Hawkins Field.

Hawkins Field Entrance

Vandy 3rd Baseman Jason Esposito

LSU 3rd Baseman Tyler Hanover

Vandy PItcher Grayson Garvin

Vandy Runner Rounding 3rd Base

LSU Pitching Conference

Another Vandy Hit

LSU Frustration Mounts

Vandy Runner Slides into 3rd

Coach Tim Corbin watches to see what LSU does next

Vandy First Baseman Ready for Play

Keeping Track of Vandy K's

Great Day at Hawkins Field

Vandy Runner Ducks at 3rd Base

Future Vandy Baseball Player Catches Foul Balls Outside Hawkins Field

Vanderbilt 11, LSU 3, Commodores Blow Past Tigers

The LSU Tigers Baseball team visited Vanderbilt’s Hawkins Field here in Nashville, TN this weekend in hopes of turning their season around in time for the SEC Baseball Tournament.  LSU jumped out to a one run lead in the first inning off Vanderbilt’s Ace Pitcher Sonny Gray.  Vandy answered quickly scoring 5 runs in the bottom of the first inning.  The Commodores hammered out 12 hits against 4 LSU pitchers to win the first game.

Tim Corbin greets Paul Mainieri

Vanderbilt's Hawkins Field in Nashville

LSU Scores 1st run of game

Vandy scores 5 runs to answer

LSU Catcher tries to calm LSU Pitcher in 1st inning

LSU's 3rd Baseman Tyler Hanover ready at 3rd

Night time at Hawkins Field

Vandy Scoreboard tells the story

Vandy runner scores another run

Another visit to the mound for LSU Pitching

#1 Vanderbilt Sweeps #24 Alabama Crimson Tide with 11-6 College Baseball Win

The Vanderbilt Commodores beat a determined Alabama Baseball team trying to win Sunday’s final game of the series in Nashville, TN at Vandy’s Hawkins Field 11-6.   The Crimson Tide put on 2 strong hitting rallies in the final game tying the score at 3 in the middle innings and then scoring 3 runs in the eighth to pull within 4 runs at 10-6.  The Dores 6 run 7th was too much for the Crimson Tide to overcome and sealed the win and sweep of the Vanderbilt Alabama college baseball weekend series in Nashville.

The Commodores won game one 11-3 and game two on Saturday 7-0.  Vanderbilt Baseball Coach Tim Corbin has his baseball team ranked #1 at this point in the NCAA college baseball season.  Vandy Fans are starting to think about the possibility of hosting a Super Regional for the NCAA Baseball Tournament.  Here are some pictures we took at Friday and Saturday’s games. The weather was nice for the entire weekend baseball series.

These pictures are from Friday and Saturday’s Games at Vandy’s Hawkins Field in Nashville, TN

Friday Night Game Bama 3rd Baseman tries to make a play

Vandy Freshman Tony Kemp rounds 3rd to score

Alabama 3rd Baseman Brett Booth ready for play

Vandy's Corey Williams of Huntsville, AL Pitches

Alabama's Hunter Gregory gets his bat on the ball

Crimson Tide Baseball Bench watches game

Bama's Brett Booth makes play to first base

Pick Off Play Attempt to First Base

Vandy gets final out for Sweep of Series

Vandy Celebrates Win and Sweep

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