While UNC's Patrick Johnson appeared to have the upper hand on the mound in the first game of the 2011 College World Series, the Vanderbilt Commodores came roaring back in the sixth inning to take a 5-3 lead. That pushed Johnson out of the game.
Vanderbilt RF Mike Yastrzemski kicked things off with a single to right field before scoring from first base on a Conrad Gregor double. Center fielder Connor Harrell followed by unloading a two-run home run down the left field line to put the Commodores ahead, 5-3.
Johnson finished the day with six innings pitched, five runs allowed (four earned), two walks and five strikeouts. He threw 105 pitches, 66 for strikes. Vandy's Sonny Gray left the game after 4.2 innings, having allowed three runs on eight hits and five walks. He struck out five as well.
The problem for the Tar Heels offense is that they have left 12 men on base through six innings.