Vanderbilt stays alive; beats UNC 5-1

Harrell congratulated. (Bruce Thorson-US PRESSWIRE

OMAHA-- Vanderbilt's Taylor Hill allowed 1 run, 4 hits, 4 walks and struck out 4 in 7 innings as the Commodores topped North Carolina, 5-1. Connor Harrell had a 3-run homer in the second and Curt Casali a solo homer in the third to lead Vandy. Vanderbilt next will play Florida on Friday at 1 pm CT.

UNC 1st: Chaz Frank ground out. Ben Bunting ground out. Colin Moran flies out to left.

VU 1st: Tony Kemp triples. Anthony Gomez sacrifice fly to right scores Kemp. Aaron Westlake hit by pitch. Curt Casali hits into double play. 1-0 VU after 1.

UNC 2nd: Jacob Stallings doubles. Tommy Coyle walked. Jesse Wierzbicki strikes out. Levi Michael strikes out. Brian Holberton grounds out. 1-0 VU going to the bottom of the 2nd

VU 2nd: Mike Yastrzemski hits up the middle. Jason Esposito strikes out. Conrad Gregor walked. Connor Harrell 3-run homer to left. Riley Reynolds strikes out. Kemp grounds out. 4-0 Vanderbilt after 2.

UNC 3rd: Baldwin strikes out. Frank grounds out. Bunting pops up to 2nd. 4-0 VU going to bottom of 3rd.

VU 3rd: Gomez grounds out. Westlake flies out to center. Casali homers to left. Lefty Tate Parrish to pitch. Yaz flies out. 5-0 VU going to the bottom of the inning.

UNC 4th: Moran grounds out. Stallings doubles. Coyle fouls out to left. Wierzbicki flies out to left. 5-0 VU after 3 1/2.

VU 4th: Esposito flies out. Harrell hits to center. Gregor hits to left. Lefty R.C. Orlan to pitch. Reynolds flies out to left. Kemp flies out. 5-0 VU after 4.

UNC 5th: Michael grounds out. Hoberton base hit. Baldwin walked. Frank singles after long at bat. Bunting sacrifice scores Holberton. Moran walked. Stallings strikes out. 5-1 VU going to the bottom of the 5th.

VU 5th: Gomez grounds out. Westlake flies out. Casali grounds out. 5-1 VU after 5.

UNC 6th: Coyle grounds out. Wierzbicki flies out to left. Michael flies out to left. Great catch by Kemp. 5-1 VU going to the bottom of the 6th.

VU 6th: Yaz strikes out. Esposito grounds out. Gregor hits to center. Harrell strikes out. 5-1 VU after 6.

UNC 7th: Holberton flies out. Baldwin walked. Frank flies out to right. Bunting infield fly out. 5-1 VU going to the bottom of the 6th.

VU 7th: Reynolds flies out to left. Kemp flies out to left. Gomez strikes out. 5-1 VU after 7.

UNC 8th: Left-hander Corey Williams to pitch. Hill struck out 4, gave up 4 hits, walked 4 and allowed 1 earned run. Moran grounds out. Stallings grounds out. Coyle hit by pitch. Wierzbicki flies out to right. 5-1 VU heading to the bottom of the 8th.

VU 8th: Westlake base hit! Righty Michael Morin to pitch. Casali flies out to left. Westlake caught stealing. Yaz strikes out. 5-1 VU going to the 9th.

UNC 9th: Michael grounds out. Williams almost got hit in the knee again and again, he throws out the runner. Holberton walked. Matt Roberts strikes out looking! Frank flies out to right.

Vanderbilt 5, North Carolina 1 FINAL
               1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R H E
NORTH CAROLINA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 1 4 0
VANDERBILT     1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 X - 5 8 0
Boxscore:

Vanderbilt Commodores senior pitcher Taylor Hill (34) allowed 1 earned run, 4 hits, 4 walks and struck out 4 against the North Carolina Tarheels during the 2011 College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park. (Bruce Thorson-US PRESSWIRE)

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