SEC Tournament: Texas A&M 5, Vanderbilt 0 -- Hoover, We Have an Upset

PodKATT of And The Valley Shook

The Aggies knock off the Commodores in the first truly surprising result at the championship event this year. How far can they go?

The SEC tournament had given us a little bit of everything by the time Wednesday afternoon rolled around -- a 17-inning marathon, runs scored in bizarre fashions and a shutout. But until Texas A&M knocked Vanderbilt Wednesday evening, we hadn't really had a legitimate upset.

There wasn't much fluke to the bubble-team Aggies taking down the top-ranked Commodores, either. Texas A&M rapped out nine hits in the 5-0 victory, while starter Parker Ray limited Vanderbilt to three hits over his eight innings. A.J. Minter and Jason Jester took over from there. A&M never scored more than a single run in an inning, but that doesn't matter quite as much when you score one run in each of five innings.

The win gives the Aggies a badly needed boost to their tournament resume, and puts them two games away from playing for the SEC tournament championship during their first year in the league. Tomorrow, they'll take on the winner of the South Carolina-Mississippi State game for a bye on Friday.

As for Vanderbilt -- the Commodores' hopes for a national seed are probably just fine, even if they end up going two-and-out at the tournament. For now, they're just the first reminder in 2013 that anything can happen once you get to Hoover.

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