Friday, May 18, 2007

Vanderbilt baseball wins SEC championship

The No. 1 Vanderbilt Commodores baseball team has set VU records all year long, and they did something last night that no other Vanderbilt sports team has done since 1993: they clinched a regular-season SEC championship.

Tim Corbin's baseball team stayed at Hawkins Field, along with dozens of the Black and Gold faithful from the record-setting crowd of 2,685, after the Commodores' 4-3 win over the LSU Tigers, while the P.A. system blared the radio coverage from the Mississippi-Arkansas game.

When Ole Miss got the last out around 10:35 p.m., Tim Corbin got drenched with water from a Gatorade cooler, and the Commodores had clinched sole possession of the regular-season SEC title.

It was the first time that a Vanderbilt team had done so since the men's basketball team won the 1993 regular season championship; the fourteen-year drought was interspersed with SEC tournament titles and individual accolades, but it was Tim Corbin's "Diamond Dores" who got to pose with the iconic SEC logo in the outfield of Hawkins Field last night.

Though I was unable to be there, due to my duties serving the people of Alabama, I was at a baseball game getting regular score updates from our correspondent, Mark Halling, who was live at Hawkins Field.

Mark's call of the win, via text message: "Ball game! We win 4-3; and we won the SEC!!!"

FEELING: Pround of alma mater
LISTENING TO: Joe Fisher's report on 104.5 The Zone

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