Photo Gallery: Vandy 14 Illinois-Chicago 5

Brett Jacobson (VM/Don Yates)

NASHVILLE- The No. 1 ranked Vanderbilt Commodores completed another sweep of an opponent on Sunday when they routed the Illinois-Chicago Flames, 14-5. The victory improved the Commdores to 18-0. The Commodores face Belmont on Tuesday at Hawkins Field.


Attendance for Sunday's was 1,782. Many fans took adantage of the very reasonable $5 adult tickets and $3 for 17 years old and under.


Illinois-Chicago pitcher Ryan Zink lasted only 2 2/3 of an inning, giving up 10 hits and allowing 9 runs.


Vandy starting pitcher Brett Jacobson pitched 6 innings striking out 5, walking one and allowing 4 hits. Jacobson improved to 4-0 on the season.


Vanderbilt catcher shea Robin gets ready to catch a strike throw from Jacobson.


Vanderbilt pitching coach talks with Jacobson in the fifth inning.


Illinois-Chicago batter on deck for the Flames.


Illinois-Chicago backup catchers got a workout in the bull pen on Sunday. The Flames used seven different pitchers during the game.


Vanderbilt players relax in the dugout as they watch the lopsided victory.


Pedro Alvarez gets ready to swing. Alvarez had 3 hits in 6 at bats.


Shea Robin at bat during the third inning. Robin doubled scoring 2 runs.


Robin also got a walk in the fifth inning but the never got past first base.


The final scoreboard said it all. The Commodores are 18-0 and host Belmont on Tuesday night.


Always a class act, Vanderbilt head coach Tim Corbin gives some words of encouragment to the scrappy Flames after the game.

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