May 23, 2008
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Vanderbilt improves to 3-3 against South Carolina in the SEC Tournament.
Vanderbilt has eliminated South Carolina from the SEC Tournament for the first time in school history. Previously, South Carolina had the eliminated the Commodores twice, with the only other Vanderbilt loss coming in the 2004 SEC Tournament Championship game.
Vanderbilt advances to Saturday for the fourth consecutive appearance.
Vanderbilt 3B Pedro Alvarez hit his 8th homerun of the season. It was the 48th of his career, moving him into sole possession of second place in the Vanderbilt records book.
Vanderbilt RF Dominic de la Osa went 1-for-4, giving him 296 hits for his career. That moves him into sole possession of 21st in the SEC career hits record book.
Vanderbilt starting pitcher Nick Christiani went 6.1 innings. It is his longest appearance in an SEC Tournament game.
Vanderbilt LF Steven Liddle and 1B Andrew Giobbi each recorded one hit, giving them 5 hits each in the SEC Tournament.
South Carolina starting pitcher Blake Cooper went 4.1 innings, striking out 8 batters. The 8 strikeouts set a new career high for strikeouts. It also gives him the third most strikeouts recorded by a single pitcher in this year's tournament.
South Carolina C Phil Disher 2-for-4 with 4 RBI. Both hits were homeruns, giving him three homeruns in this year's tournament.
South Carolina C Phil Disher hit 2 homeruns, recording the second mutiple homerun game of his career. Both have come this season.
South Carolina C Phil Disher's 2 homeruns now give him 42 for his career. That moves him into a tie with Steve Pearce for 7th on the school's career homerun record.
South Carolina SS Reese Havens went 3-for-5 with a run scored.
Vanderbilt advances and will face Ole Miss Saturday at 10:00 a.m. It will mark the fourth time the two school's have met in the SEC Tournament since 2006.
South Carolina is now eliminated from the SEC Tournament.