NASHVILLE, Tenn.- The Vanderbilt Commodores' run at a College World Series title is over. A 6-4 loss at the hands of the Florida Gators eliminated the Comodores on Friday. Vandy came back to tie the game in the 8th inning, but the Gators went ahead for good after scoring two runs in the bottom of the 8th.
Vanderbilt ends the season with a 54 and 12 record. They matched the school record for wins in a season and accomplished the fewest losses in a season.
A large crowd welcomed the team back to Nashville on Saturday. Despite coming up short in their hopes for a national championship, the players feel like they made a lasting impact on the program.
"Coming in as a freshman, one of the things you want to do is go to the College World Series," said Curt Casali, Vanderbilt catcher. "That's part of the reason I chose to come here. They had never done it before, and I wanted to be part of a legacy. For it to happen in my last year is really special."