Vanderbilt Upsets Florida; Moves On To SEC Title Game
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Anthony Gomez singled home the go-ahead run -- and then stole home -- and Vanderbilt rode a five-run ninth inning to an 8-6 victory over Florida Saturday in the Southeastern Conference tournament.
The Commodores (33-25), aiming for their first SEC tournament title since 2007, face Mississippi State in Sunday's championship game.
Vanderbilt fueled the comeback win over the Gators (42-18) with a flurry of stolen bases, six in the ninth. That included a triple-steal with the bases loaded when Gomez made his dash to home plate.
Florida scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth and had the bases loaded before Vanderbilt reliever Drew VerHagen got Justin Shafer to pop up to right field on his lone pitch to end the game.
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