Four days after beating Georgia 17-7 in the regular season finale, Vanderbilt once again got the best of the Bulldogs, winning 10-0 in seven innings in the opening round of the SEC tournament on Wednesday in Hoover, Ala.
The Commodores (45-9) will face South Carolina today. The Gamecocks beat Auburn earlier in the day.
The Bulldogs (25-37) move to the loser’s bracket of the double-elimination tournament and will play Auburn today.
Joey Delmonico’s single in the third inning was the only hit the Bulldogs recorded in the game. The last time Georgia was one-hit was April 19, 2009, against Arkansas. The Bulldogs were shut out for the third time this season.
Chase Davidson saw his eight-game hitting streak come to an end, and Curt Powell saw his seven-game hit streak end.
Georgia pitcher Michael Palazzone gave up four earned runs to Vanderbilt on Wednesday night, six total.
For Vanderbilt, Jason Esposita opened the scoring in the second with a solo home run.
The Commodores’ T.J. Pecoraro was making his first start since April 12 against Middle Tennesee State and got the win.