Vanderbilt scored 10 runs in the first three innings and held on for an 11-6 win over Stanford in Game 1 of the NCAA Super Regional.
Bryan Reynolds was 4-for-4 at the plate with three runs scored and two RBI to lead the Commodores (45-18).
Vanderbilt can advance to its second appearance in the College World Series with a victory over the Cardinal on Saturday (TV: ESPN2, 2 p.m.)
Tyler Beede, Vanderbilt's ace and a first-round MLB draft pick Thursday night, was near-perfect the first three innings, hitting a batter and walking one, before giving up six runs in the next two innings. Beede walked four batters and struck out two in 4 2/3 innings of work.
Tyler Ferguson (8-3) picked up the victory with 2 2/3 innings scoreless relief.
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