Vanderbilt 3, Louisville 2 (10 innings) NCAA Louisville Regional Final Jim Patterson Stadium – Louisville, Ky. Game Notes
Team Notes * With the win Vanderbilt advanced to the school’s second ever NCAA Super Regional. The 2010 squad joins the 2004 team as the only VU teams to advance to the super regionals. * Vanderbilt now leads the all-time series with Louisville 18-4. VU improved to 3-1 against Louisville this year and has now won six of the last eight meetings with the Cardinals. * Vanderbilt improved to 6-2 against the Cardinals under head coach Tim Corbin. * Vanderbilt is playing in its ninth NCAA tournament appearance in school history, including their fifth straight. VU has made the NCAA tourney six times in eight seasons under head coach Tim Corbin. * Vanderbilt improved to 19-16 all-time in the NCAA Tournament. Seven of those 19 NCAA Tourney victories have come in the last two years. * Vanderbilt improved to 16-10 in the NCAA tournament under Corbin. * Vanderbilt improved to 2-2 overall in NCAA Regional final games. * With a win on Monday, Vanderbilt improved to 45-18 on the year. VU’s 45 wins is tied for the second most wins in school history. The school record for wins in a year is 54 victories, which was set in 2007. The 2004 NCAA Super Regional team went 45-19 which is the second best mark in school history. The 2010 VU team is just the fourth team in school history to surpass the 40-win plateau; (2004- 45-19; 2007- 54-13; 2008- 41-22).
Individual Notes * Jason Esposito stole his team-leading 30th base of the season on Monday. Esposito now has 50 stolen bases in his career, ranking 11th all-time in school history. * Sophomore Grayson Garvin allowed one run on three hits with three strikeouts and two walks in a career-high six innings. In two Regional appearances, Garvin allowed just two runs on seven hits in 10.1 innings of work. The southpaw registered nine strikeouts and three walks in the regional.