NASHVILLE — Vanderbilt grabbed a 4-3 win over No. 1 Kentucky in a college baseball game Saturday as UK right fielder Cameron Flynn just missed making a sliding grab on a line drive in the bottom of the eighth inning, allowing the go-ahead run to score at Hawkins Field.
Vanderbilt starting pitcher Tyler Beede, considered the top freshman in college baseball, tossed seven shutout innings, but UK pounced on Vanderbilt relievers in the eighth inning to tie the game with three runs.
In the bottom of the eighth, Vanderbilt's Conrad Gregor singled. Then Spencer Navin, who had hit a homer in the second inning, hit a fly ball down the line in right field that tailed away from Flynn for a decisive RBI triple.
The Wildcats got two hits each from Luke Maile and Austin Cousino, with Cousino hitting his SEC-leading 18th double of the year. J.T. Riddle's single knocked in two of UK's runs.
UK starter Jerad Grundy pitched 52⁄3 innings, allowing five hits and three runs.