Rapid Reaction: Vanderbilt 6, LSU 3 

May, 12, 2012
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All of a sudden, LSU looks a bit vulnerable. Raph Rhymes is slumping, Ty Ross is out and the Tigers dropped a 6-3 game to Vanderbilt in the second game of an SEC series Saturday. No. 4 LSU (39-12, 17-9) dropped to second place in the SEC after Kentucky swept Alabama in Saturday doubleheader, moving a half-game ahead. The Tigers are tied with South Carolina, which also dropped out of first place, losing in extra innings to Georgia.

Overview: LSU hit into four double plays and left nine runners on base as four Vanderbilt pitchers, led by starter Sam Selman (8-3), combined to slow down the Tigers bats just enough.

Offensively, Vandy (25-25, 12-14) knocked LSU starter Aaron Nola (6-3) for nine hits and three runs, two earned, in 5 1/3 innings. Commodores three-hole hitter Anthony Gomez went 4-for-5, scoring twice and driving in two runs to spearhead a 12-hit Vanderbilt attack.

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