Despite Rocker's status as being one of the top pitchers in college baseball, Alabama was the first team on the board when second baseman Peyton Wilson singled to right field in the top of the third, scoring shortstop Jim Jarvis and bringing center fielder Caden Rose to third. One out later, third baseman Zane Denton doubled down the right field line, bringing both Jarvis and Rose home for a three-run Crimson Tide lead.
Florida Gators baseball (30-13) took the series with a 5-3 win over No. Vanderbilt on Sunday evening. A 11-8 win on Saturday evened the series, setting up an all-or-nothing game 3.
Runs should have been at a premium with pitchers the caliber of Tommy Mace and Jack Leiter taking the mound on Saturday night. Instead, the No. 2 Vanderbilt Commodores and No. 15 Florida Gators engaged in a home run derby that watched Florida even the series with an 11-8 win. Vanderbilt got to Tommy Mace early.