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Troy LaNeve (19) Vanderbilt Commodores vs Auburn Tigers in game eight of the SEC Tournament at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium in Hoover, AL on Wednesday, May 24, 2023. (Photo by Eddie Kelly / ProLook Photos)


Vanderbilt wins SEC Tournament as legend of Troy LaNeve grows

SEC Extra

HOOVER, Ala. — Vanderbilt outfielder Troy LaNeve certainly has a flair for the dramatic. 

Sunday’s SEC Tournament final had that desperate feel so many tournament finals have. Both teams were starting pitchers who had started once already in the tournament, hoping to get at least a few outs from them. Both teams had lost a game earlier in the tournament and had therefore played a game every day they were in Hoover. 

In other words, the teams desperately needed a spark. Texas A&M might have scored first with a run in the second inning, but LaNeve gave the Commodores that[…]