Commodore Classics: Worth Scott's walk-off home run beats Tennessee, sends VU to SEC Tournament
July 11, 2013
Commodore Classics provides fans with a look at footage from historic games and moments in Vanderbilt's athletic history.
Video: Worth Scott's Walk-Off Home Run vs. Tennessee
Bonus Content: Scott's Postgame Interview | Corbin's Postgame Interview
Commodore Classics Archive: FB 1974 vs. No. 8 Florida | MBB 1993 vs. No. 1 UK
There are some moments that will stay with Vanderbilt fans forever. And Worth Scott's dramatic walk-off home run against Tennessee in the final regular season game in 2003 is one of them.
With the tying run on first and Vanderbilt trailing by one, 5-4, in the bottom of the ninth, Scott crushed a Luke Hochevar fastball over the right-field wall to send the Commodores to the SEC Tournament for the first time since 1996. The home run also capped a sweep of Tennessee and prevented the Vols from advancing to the SEC Tournament.
"All year we planned on ... we'd be playing Tennessee here and we would be playing for something and we all knew we were going to be celebrating there, and it happened," Scott said after the game. "It is just the way it is supposed to work out."
The trip to the SEC Tournament came in Tim Corbin's first season on West End. The Commodores finished the season with a 27-28 overall record, including a 14-16 mark in league play.
"It is what you talk about right there: a guy who has been in this program for three years and had some tough luck - hit about .180, struck out with the bases loaded. He comes up ... I was thinking about pinch hitting for him, but I didn't," Corbin told the media after the game. "You just have to believe something good is going to happen to a kid who works very hard, but just doesn't have the luck to go with it. It couldn't happen to a better kid."