LOUISVILLE – Curt Casali scored from third base on a double play in the top of the 10th and lifted Vanderbilt to a 4-3 victory over Louisville on Wednesday.
Casali led off the 10th with a double. He moved to third on Aaron Westlake’s single and scored when Joe Loftus grounded into a double play.
Loftus forced extra innings when he scored the tying run in the top of the ninth. He came home on bases-loaded walk by Brian Harris with two out. Loftus led off ninth with a single, advanced to second on a bunt and moved to third on a wild pitch.
Harris had all three VU RBIs. He drove in the first run with a double in the third and the second when he reached on a fielder’s choice in the fifth.
Nine different Commodores had a hit, led by Westlake who had a pair of singles.
Sonny Gray and Russell Brewer held Louisville scoreless over 3.2 innings as Vanderbilt snapped a four-game losing streak.
Brewer got the win. He did not allow a base runner and struck out three in 1.2 innings. Mike Minor replaced Brewer and recorded the final out and a save. It was Minor’s first relief appearance since 2007.
Vanderbilt will host Mississippi State in a three-game SEC series this weekend.