Commodores cruise, oust Yellow Jackets

Vanderbilt 7, Georgia Tech 1

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Philip Pfeifer threw five scoreless innings and Xavier Turner drove in three runs to lead No. 2 overall seed Vanderbilt to a 7-1 victory over Georgia Tech in an NCAA regional championship game Monday night.

Vanderbilt first baseman Conrad Gregor dives to first, touching the bag for the out, after fielding a grounder in the fifth. Vanderbilt advances to play host to Louisville.  MARK ZALESKI/ASSOCIATED PRESS
MARK ZALESKI/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Vanderbilt first baseman Conrad Gregor dives to first, touching the bag for the out, after fielding a grounder in the fifth. Vanderbilt advances to play host to Louisville.

Vanderbilt (54-10) tied the program record for wins in a season while claiming its fourth regional championship, and third in four years.

The Commodores advance to play host to Louisville in a super regional.

Pfeifer (4-0) scattered four hits and handed the ball over to closer Brian Miller, who allowed one run and no hits in four innings for his 16th
save.

Twelve of Vanderbilt’s 13 hits were singles, including five off Georgia Tech starter Buck Farmer (9-5).

Vanderbilt outfielder Mike Yastrzemski, the grandson of Hall of Famer, Carl Yastrzemski, was selected tournament
MVP.

The Yellow Jackets (37-27) won three consecutive elimination games to force a second championship game against Vanderbilt after blanking the Commodores 5-0 on Sunday.


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