The Commodores' offense woke up in the eighth inning when Jason Eposito led off the inning with a double and moved to third base on an error after Aaron Westlake reached on a walk. Anthony Gomez played the hero driving in Esposito and Westlake to give the Dores their first lead since the second inning. Riley Reynolds drove in the game's first run with a ground out in the second. Esposito, Westlake and Gomez combined for six of the Commodores' eight hits on the night with two hits each.
Nashville native Matt Kimball tossed seven strong innings in the Bears' first game of the year, allowing one run on six hits across seven innings. Andrew Bakowski was pinned with the loss allowing two runs, one earned, on one hit.
Vanderbilt and Brown play tomorrow afternoon with first pitch scheduled for 2 p.m. Grayson Garvin gets the ball for the Commodores against Brown's Kevin Carlow. For ticket information visit vucommodores.com or call 615.322.GOLD.
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