The Florida Gators dropped their second game of the SEC Baseball Tournament on Thursday night, losing a well-pitched game to Vanderbilt at Regions Park in Hoover, Alabama. The Gators' offense simply could not get anything going against the Commodores, who sent Sam Selman to the mound. The Vandy starter allowed just two hits in six scoreless innings.
With Selman finally out of the game, Florida finally got on the board in the the top of the 7th. But even then, the Gators had to do it the hard way, manufacturing a run by taking advantage of a throwing error on a pick-off attempt. Nolan Fontana led off the inning with single against Vandy reliever Tyler Beede. He then advanced to third on the throwing error and was knocked in on a Preston Tucker sacrifice fly to right. But that would close the books on the Florida offense.
The Gators now move on to play an elimination game against South Carolina on Friday. Vandy advanced to the semifinals, where they will await the winner of that clash between two of the league's top teams in the Gators and Gamecocks.
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