NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Vanderbilt Commodores can't wait to find out how much home field advantage helps in the super regional of the NCAA tournament.
They lost their first two Super Regionals on the road, including last year at Florida State when they lost the deciding game 7-6. Hosting this year was a top goal, and the Commodores did just that by sharing the Southeastern Conference regular season title.
First baseman Aaron Westlake says it's a great accomplishment.
Vanderbilt now wants its first trip to Omaha for the College World Series starting Friday night against Oregon State. Westlake says they know they can't look past the Beavers (41-17), who won national titles in 2006 and 2007 and are in their fourth super regional in seven years.