The Bulldogs took the lead in the fourth inning when Kyle Farmer blasted a leadoff home run to start the frame and reclaimed the lead in the seventh on Farmer's RBI-groundout. The Commodores immediately tied the game after falling behind in the fourth after Farmer's home run, scoring a run on three hits with Conde's single driving in a run. Conde finished the day with two hits and a career-high three RBI to lead the Dores and break out of a 1-for-19 slump. Farmer paced Georgia's 10-hit attack with three hits and three RBI.
Drew VerHagen (3-2) picked up the win in relief working the final 2.2 innings for his third win of the year. The big right-hander allowed one run on four hits and three walks in closing out the Commodores' first Southeastern Conference series victory. Bryan Benzor (3-1) took the loss giving up four runs on three hits and three wild pitches while recording two outs. Vanderbilt junior Will Clinard made only his second career start and first since 2010, pitching four solid innings and allowing one run on four hits with three strikeouts. Three freshman pitchers (Philip Pfeifer, Brian Miller, Jared Miller) and a sophomore (Steven Rice) combined for 2.1 innings of scoreless relief for the Dores. Georgia starter Pete Nagel allowed one run on three hits over four frames.
Vanderbilt returns to action against Tennessee Tech on Tuesday with first pitch scheduled for 6 p.m. For ticket information visit vucommodores.com or call 615.322.GOLD.
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