Photo Gallery: Vanderbilt 11 South Carolina 1

David Price(AP Photo/Rob Carr)

HOOVER- Most baseball fans think of the 10-run mercy rule as something you only see in youth leagues. Saturday the rarely used rule took effect as Vanderbilt clobbered South Carolina, 11-1, and earned a valuable Friday off-day. Vanderbilt will play the winner of Friday's South Carolina-Georgia game on Saturday.


Vanderbilt pitcher David Price in congratulated by teammate Casey Weathers after retiring the side in the fourth inning against South Carolina during a second-round game of the Southeastern Conference baseball tournament Thursday, May 25, 2006, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)


South Carolina pitcher Jeff Jeffords throws against Vanderbilt in the second inning of a Southeastern Conference baseball tournament second-round game Thursday, May 25, 2006, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)


Vanderbilt's Dominic de la Osa celebrates at home plate with teammate Brian Hernandez after hitting a three-run homer in the third inning against South Carolina during a second-round game of the Southeastern Conference baseball tournament Thursday, May 25, 2006, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)


South Carolina's Neil Giesler tags out Vanderbilt's Brian Hernandez to end the sixth inning during the second round of the Southeastern Conference baseball tournament Thursday, May 25, 2006, in Hoover, Ala. Vanderbilt won 11-1. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)


South Carolina players watch the last inning from the dugout during their 11-1 loss against Vanderbilt during a second-round game of the Southeastern Conference baseball tournament Thursday, May 25, 2006, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)


Vanderbilt pitcher David Price throws against South Carolina in the second inning of their second-round game of the Southeastern Conference baseball tournament Thursday, May 25, 2006, in Hoover, Ala. Vanderbilt won the game 11-1. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)

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