Vanderbilt, Mississippi State To Meet For Title

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Vanderbilt pulled off a triple steal in a five-run ninth inning that included six stolen bases as the Commodores ran their way to an 8-6 victory over Florida in the Southeastern Conference tournament Saturday.

Anthony Gomez singled home the go-ahead run - and then stole second, third and home - for Vanderbilt (33-25), which is aiming for its first SEC tournament title since 2007. The Commodores face Mississippi State in Sunday's championship game.

Vanderbilt fueled the comeback win over the Gators (42-18) with its flurry of stolen bases that included the triple steal with the bases loaded when Gomez made his dash to home plate.

Florida scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth and had the bases loaded before Vanderbilt reliever Drew VerHagen got Justin Shafer to pop up to right field on his lone pitch to end the game.

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