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Vanderbilt Blasts Georgia 10-0 In SEC Tourney

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Tony Kemp (6) congratulates Jason Esposito on a home run (AP Photo) Tony Kemp (6) congratulates Jason Esposito on a home run (AP Photo)

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) – Freshman Tony Kemp drove in three runs and two Vanderbilt pitchers combined to throw a 1-hitter as the Commodores beat Georgia 10-0 Wednesday in the opening round of the Southeastern Conference baseball tournament.

The Commodores (45-9) scored four times in bottom of the seventh to end the game, which was shortened by the 10-run mercy rule.

Vanderbilt starter T.J. Pecoraro gave up one hit before leaving the game in the fourth inning with a forearm injury on his right arm. His replacement, Kevin Ziomek, allowed no hits over the final 3 2-3 innings.

Offensively, the Commodores pounded out 14 hits, 11 of them off Georgia starter Michael Palazzone.

Vanderbilt will play South Carolina in the second round, while Georgia (28-29) will face Auburn in an elimination game.

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