Vanderbilt improved to 6-0 against Florida in the SEC Tournament.
Vanderbilt improved to 3-2 on opening day of the SEC Tournament under current head coach Tim Corbin. In the previous two opening day wins under Corbin, the Commodores advanced to the Championship game on Sunday.
With the win, Vanderbilt snapped a five-game losing streak coming into the SEC Tournament.
Vanderbilt RF Dominic de la Osa moved into a tie for 21st on the SEC career hits chart. de la Osa went 2-for-4 with two runs on the day, giving him 295 career hits.
Vanderbilt relief pitcher Russell Brewer recorded his team leading sixth save of the season.
Florida is now 0-6 verus Vanderbilt in the SEC Tournament. They swept Vanderbilt in the last weekend of the regular season.
Florida turned in four double-plays during the game, giving them 69 on the season. That is the fifth most the Gators have recorded in a season since 1986.
Florida CF Matt den Dekker had a 13-game hitting streak snapped.
Florida starting pitcher Patrick Keating gave up a career high six runs on nine hits. It was first loss of the season.
Florida batters left 14 baserunners stranded.
Florida dropped their opening day game of the SEC Tournament for the second consecutive year.
The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for the Florida Gators.
Vanderbilt moves on to face #2 seed LSU on Thursday.
Florida moves into the loser's bracket and will face South Carolina in an elimination game Thursday at 10:00 a.m.