Selman (9-3) was outstanding over six shutout innings to win his ninth game of the year, stranding nine Gators on the base paths. The lefty worked out of jams in the first, third, fourth, fifth and sixth innings, striking out the final batter in his final three innings before turning the ball over to Beede. The freshman right-hander was greeted with a single from leadoff hitter Nolan Fontana, who later advanced to third on an errant pick off throw. Florida's Preston Tucker brought the Gators within a run
The VU offense missed out on opportunities to blow the game open in each of their last three at-bats leaving runners in scoring position in all three innings. Vandy posted five hits in the win led by Gregor's two hits. Vanderbilt pitchers held Florida to just four hits on the night, stranding 11 runners. In Vandy's three wins in the tournament VU pitching has stranded 32 base runners.
The win pushed the Commodores' season-best winning streak to eight games and marked the team's 10th win over a ranked opponent in the last 16 games while the team has gone 13-3 overall during the stretch.
The victory also puts Vanderbilt into the semifinals for the second straight season with the Dores awaiting the winner of tomorrow's South Carolina-Florida game. The Commodores will take on the winner in Saturday's second game at approximately 3 p.m. on CSS.
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