Baseball: Vanderbilt downs LSU 5-4, takes series

Cesar Nicolas hit a first-inning solo homer and drove in the winning run in the 10th to lead Vanderbilt over the No. 7 LSU Tigers on Saturday. The win improves Vanderbilt's SEC record to 8-9, good enough for second place in the SEC East. LSU fell to 25-13-1 (11-5-1 SEC). Vanderbilt goes for its second SEC sweep of the season Sunday at 1 p.m. CST against the Tigers.

  
  LSU at Vanderbilt
           Apr 19, 2003 at Nashville, Tenn. (Hawkins Field)

LSU 4 (25-13-1,11-5-1 SEC)

Name (Pos)                 AB  R  H RBI  BB SO PO  A
Bruce Sprowl lf...........  3  1  1  1    2  0  2  0 
J.C. Holt cf..............  4  0  0  0    1  0  4  0 
Aaron Hill ss.............  2  0  0  1    1  0  4  1 
Ivan Naccarata 3b.........  4  0  0  0    0  2  2  0 
Blake Gill 2b.............  4  1  1  0    0  0  1  6 
Clay Harris 1b............  4  1  1  0    0  0  9  1 
Ryan Patterson dh.........  4  1  2  1    0  0  0  0 
Jon Zeringue rf...........  2  0  1  0    2  1  4  0 
Matt Liuzza c.............  4  0  0  0    0  2  3  3 
Bo Pettit p...............  0  0  0  0    0  0  0  1 
 Jake Tompkins p........... 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0 
Totals.................... 31  4  6  3    6  5 29 12 


Vanderbilt 5 (19-18,8-9 SEC)

Name (Pos)                 AB  R  H RBI  BB SO PO  A
Ryan Klosterman ss........  3  1  0  0    2  0  3  5 
Matt Zeller cf............  5  0  0  0    0  0  2  0 
Cesar Nicolas 1b..........  5  1  3  2    0  1 11  1 
Warner Jones lf...........  4  1  1  0    0  1  1  1 
John Kaye dh..............  3  1  1  0    1  0  0  0 
 Gil Kim pr/dh............. 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0 
Tony Mansolino 3b.........  4  1  3  3    0  0  0  2 
Worth Scott rf............  4  0  0  0    0  2  2  0 
Jonathan Douillard c......  3  0  0  0    1  0  6  1 
 Rucker Taylor pr.......... 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0 
Zach Simpson 2b...........  3  0  0  0    0  0  4  4 
Robert Ransom p...........  0  0  0  0    0  0  1  1 
 Matt Buschmann p.......... 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  1 
Totals.................... 34  5  8  5    4  4 30 16 



Score by innings:                       R  H  E
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LSU                   000 001 300 0  -  4  6  0
Vanderbilt            400 000 000 1  -  5  8  2
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Note: 2 outs, 2 runner(s) LOB when the game ended.

E - Zeller(3); Jones(2). 
DP - Vanderbilt 3. LOB - LSU 4; Vanderbilt 5. 
2B - Patterson(11). 
HR - Nicolas(5); Mansolino(2). 
CS - Zeringue(3); Klosterman(7); Mansolino(2). 
SH - Simpson(3). SF - Hill(2). 

LSU                    IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  AB BF
Bo Pettit...........  9.0   7   4   4   2   4  32 34 
Jake Tompkins.......  0.2   1   1   1   2   0   2  5 


Vanderbilt             IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  AB BF
Robert Ransom.......  6.0   4   4   3   5   5  19 25 
Matt Buschmann......  4.0   2   0   0   1   0  12 13 



Win - Buschmann 4-1.  Loss - Tompkins 1-4.  Save - None.
Umpires - Home:Donald Gilmore  1st:Steve Dew  3rd:David Savage  
Start: 4:02   Time: 2:36   Attendance: 1647

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