2008 Vanderbilt Baseball Postgame Notes vs. Tennessee - Game 1 May 2, 2008 at Lindsey Nelson Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn.
Team Records and Series Notes:
Vanderbilt improves to 32-13 and 12- 9 in the Southeastern Conference, while Tennessee drops to 25-21 and 11-11 in conference play.
Tennessee still leads the overall series 162-137-2, including a 54-24 advantage in Knoxville. However, the Commodores have won five of the last six meetings between the two teams.
Vanderbilt head coach Tim Corbin improves his record to 230-121, including a 13-5 mark all-time against the Volunteers.
The Commodores improve to 20-5 when scoring first and are now 8-1 on Fridays during the season.
Vanderbilt and Tennessee continue its weekend series Saturday with game two. First pitch at Lindsey Nelson Stadium is scheduled for 3 p.m. (CT) and the game will be carried live on Fox Sports South (television) and the Vanderbilt/ISP Sports Network (radio) with Joe Fisher.
Vanderbilt Individual Notes:
Senior centerfielder David Macias paced the Commodore offensive attack, tying a career high with four hits and reaching base all five times he came to the plate. Macias equaled a season high with three RBI and scored two runs.
Junior shortstop Ryan Flaherty got the Commodores off to an early 3-0 lead with a towering home run over the scoreboard in right center field. The homer was his team-high 12th of the season and 18th of his career. He finished the night with two hits and tied for the team high with three RBI.
Senior catcher Shea Robin tallied two hits on the night for the Commodores and scored a run. Robin now has 14 multi-hit games on the season.
Freshman leftfielder Steven Liddle also registered two hits for the `Dores. The Brentwood, Tenn., native equaled a career high with two runs scored and drove in a run.
Junior hurler Mike Minor picked up the victory to improve to 5-3 on the season. Minor is now 3-0 all-time against Tennessee. Minor allowed five runs on seven hits in 8.2 innings. He struck out five and walked two.
Junior relief pitcher Brett Jacobson came in to record the final out and picked up his third save of the season.