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Anchor Drop, May 19, 2018: Royal Wedding Edition

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I woke up at 5:30 on a Saturday morning to watch... a royal wedding? Why yes, yes I did.

Prince Harry Marries Ms. Meghan Markle - Procession Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images

Good morning.

Yes, you’re reading this correctly. My wife woke me up at 5:30 in the morning to watch the royal wedding, and now that I’m finally getting around to making coffee, you’re getting the Anchor Drop.

Vanderbilt baseball and fans had to endure a three-hour lightning delay, but after the weather cleared, the Commodores beat Kentucky 5-1 behind six scoreless innings from relief pitcher Zach King, who came on after Patrick Raby left early. The offensive push was led by Connor Kaiser, who hit a two-run homer in the first inning. Stephen Scott added a homer (his fifth in the last six games) to provide an insurance run in the sixth.

That puts Vanderbilt’s record at 15-14 in the SEC and 30-24 overall. That just about wraps up a NCAA Tournament berth and might even make the Commodores a regional 2-seed. The Commodores wrap up the regular season today at 4:00 PM CT with the series finale against Kentucky.

Women’s tennis will meet Florida State today at 3:00 PM CT in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament. The Commodores are on a 14-match winning streak and need just three more to win the program’s second NCAA Championship, and the second in the last two months for the overall athletic department.

Adam Sparks openly wonders whether Patrick Raby will actually leave for the minor leagues or return to Vandy in 2019.

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