The Cardinals struck first in the opening frame when the first batter of the game, Cole Sturgeon, hit his first home run of the season into the right field bleachers. Vandy tied the game in the third inning when Fann singled to start the inning and scored on Anthony Gomez's double. Sturgeon's perfectly executed hit-and-run double in the fifth put Louisville back in front until Mike Yastrzemski tied the game in the eighth. Vince Conde led off the inning with a double and scored on Yastrzemski's two-out single up the middle. Gomez led VU with two of the team's five hits while Sturgeon had two of Louisville's four hits.
Three Commodores pitchers held the Cardinals to just four hits on the night. Kevin Ziomek started and turned in 3.1 innings allowing one run on three hits with three strikeouts. Drew VerHagen allowed one run on one hit with three strikeouts over 3.2 innings before handing the ball over to Miller. Sturgeon (0-1) took the loss for Louisville giving up one run on one hit in 1.1 innings on the mound after starting the game in center field.
Vanderbilt returns to the road this weekend at No. 4 LSU. The Commodores and Tigers play Friday night at 7 p.m., Saturday night at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday will be broadcast on FOX SportsNet. For ticket information visit vucommodores.com or call 615.322.GOLD.
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