Lipscomb (19-11) starter Brady Puckett stifled the Commodores’ (27-7) offense into the eighth inning to earn his second win of the year. The tall right-hander kept the Dores off balance all night scattering four hits over the first seven innings and allowing only one base runner to reach third. Jason Delay led off the eighth with a double into the left field corner and Puckett’s night ended after Ro Coleman lined out to shortstop for the first out of the inning. Vanderbilt mounted a brief comeback attempt in the eighth with consecutive two-out singles from Dansby Swanson and Zander Wiel to drive in Delay. But Bryan Reynolds struck out to end the threat and the inning.
The game started auspiciously with VU starter John Kilichowski hitting Lipscomb leadoff hitter Michael Gigliotti with the first pitch. Kilichowski’s throwing error on a sacrifice bunt put two runners aboard with no outs. Former Commodore Josh Lee (2011) drove in the game’s first run with a sacrifice fly to center field. Lee struck again with a two-out, run-scoring triple in the sixth and capped his big return to Hawkins Field with a RBI-single in the eighth to drive in all three runs for the Bisons.
Wiel led the Dores with two hits and drove in the team’s lone run. Kilichowski took the loss despite a quality start. The lefty allowed two runs on five hits with no walks and seven strikeouts. Tyler Ferguson pitched the final two frames allowing one run on one hit with three strikeouts.
The Commodores welcome Ole Miss to Hawkins Field beginning Thursday night on ESPNU at 6:30 p.m.
Baseball: Lipscomb 3, Vanderbilt 1
Commodores Daily Top Stories
Vanderbilt Falls Hard in the BoroVanderbilt dropped a hard one tonight to MTSU 71-48
Commodores DailyYesterday at 11:30 PM
Vandy holds off Belmont, 80-66The Vanderbilt Commodores (1-1) defeated local rival Belmont 80-66 on Tuesday night at Memorial Gym. Luke Kornet led the Commodores in scoring with 20 points and 7 rebounds. …
Vandy women fall at IndianaBLOOMINGTON, Ind. (VUAD)- Stephanie White picked a tough place -- even though it was familiar territory -- to have her first road game as head coach at Vanderbilt.
Mason: "I take full responsibility" for lossVanderbilt head coach Derek Mason addressed the media following the Commodores 26-17 loss to Missouri on Saturday. Wide receiver Caleb Scott and defensive tackle Nifae Lealao also…
Vanderbilt downs Kennesaw St. 86-54The Vanderbilt women routed Kennesaw State 86-54 on Friday night at Memorial Gym. Vandy jumped out to a 42-20 halftime lead and never looked back.