Adam Cronk drilled his first career home run Sunday with a three-run shot in the seventh inning.
NASHVILLE -- Vanderbilt scored six runs in the first and never looked back in a 14-5 win over Illinois-Chicago Sunday afternoon at Hawkins Field.
The Commodores swept the series and improved to 18-0 on the year, while the Flames fell to 4-8.
"The difference of the game was getting out to a fast start in the first inning and the two-out RBI hits we had throughout," said Vanderbilt head coach Tim Corbin.
David Macias led off the game with a walk and moved to second on a single by Pedro Alvarez. Ryan Flaherty then singled through the right side to score Macias. Shea Robin ripped a double to right-center to score Flaherty and Alvarez to make it 3-0. Kurt Lipton, making his first career start at first, added a RBI double and Matt Meingasner came through with a RBI single to make it 5-0. Jonathan White capped off the inning with a RBI double to left.
Mickey Pingree led off the second with a homer to left off of VU starter Brett Jacobson to get Illinois-Chicago on the board.
That was the only run Jacobson would give up in six innings of work as he allowed four hits with five strikeouts and a walk to move to 4-0 on the year.
Vanderbilt added three more runs in the bottom of the third to make it 9-1. White started the scoring with a RBI triple to right-center and then scored himself on a RBI double by David Macias. Pedro Alvarez closed out the frame with a RBI single.
Macias added a RBI single in the fourth to make it 10-1. Alex Feinberg doubled and scored on a sacrifice fly by Matt Meingasner to make it 11-1 in the sixth.