Reynolds, Fulmer lead Vandy past Oregon 7-2
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bryan Reynolds had three hits and drove in two runs, and Vanderbilt used a five-run fifth inning to take control of the game and beat Oregon 7-2 in the Nashville regional.
The Commodores (43-18) are a win away from returning to the super regionals and will face either Oregon or Xavier on Sunday night. They shut out the Musketeers 11-0 on Friday.
Carson Fulmer (6-1) went eight innings to earn the win, striking out five, walking two and allowing just three hits.
Reynolds, an All-Freshman SEC selection, ignited Vanderbilt’s fifth-inning barrage with an RBI single. Rhett Wiseman added a ground-rule double that drove in two runs to open up a 6-0 lead.
Oregon (43-19) got a run back in the bottom of the inning when A.J. Balta, who tripled, scored on a fielder’s choice. The Ducks added another run in the bottom of the seventh.