The Vanderbilt Commodores are the SEC's first representative and the second overall team in the 2011 College World Series, pounding the Oregon St. Beavers 9-3 in Nashville after posting an 11-1 victory Friday night. As it stands at the moment they're the No. 2 seed behind the North Carolina Tar Heels, but the final round's bracket has a lot of filling in left.
Vanderbilt baseball has never made the CWS before, having fallen in the NCAA Tournament five years in a row.
The Commodores faced a 2-2 tie as late as the fifth inning, when Jason Esposito scored Anthony Gomez on a fielder's choice, but the real damage came in the four-run sixth. Aaron Westlake posted a home run and ended up with six RBI for the night. Will Clindard takes the win, having thrown four and two-thirds innings and giving up only two hits while fanning eight batters.
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