Baseball: Vanderbilt 4 The Citadel 3

CHARLESTON, S.C.- Vanderbilt pounded out 14 hits and limited The Citadel to just 7 hits as the Commodores got their first win of the Tim Corbin era, 4-3.

Robert Ranson pitched 6 innings Vanderbilt and allowed 6 hits while striking out 5.  Jensen Lewis pitched the last 3 innings for the Commodores, also striking out 5, allowing just 1 hit.  Jensen (1-0) picked up the win for Vanderbilt.

Vanderbilt got things going early in the first when lead off batter Ryan Klosterman was hit by a pitch.  Later Tony Mansolino grounded out to score Klosterman and give the Commodores a 1-0 lead.

After the Bulldogs tied the score in their first inning, The Citadel took a 2-1 lead when Will Coker was scored on a Chris Ard sacrifice hit in the second inning.

In the fourth inning the Bulldogs added to their lead when Trent Weathers scored after a balk by Robert Ranson to take a 3-1 lead.

In the sixth, designated hitter John Kaye doubled and then Worth Scott homered for Vanderbilt to tie the scored at 3-3.

Later Scott came through again for the Commodores as he doubled to score first baseman Ryan Godfrey and give Vanderbilt a 4-3 lead.

In The Citadel ninth Jensen Lewis struck out Tren Weathers looking. Lewis then gave up a double off Ard.  Lewis recovered, striking out short stop Matt Matulia and Matt Covington to give Vanderbilt the win.

The Commodores (1-1) conclude their play in the ESPN Radio Shootout when they face James Madison Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET.

Vanderbilt                  AB  R  H BI       The Citadel                 AB  R  H BI
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Ryan Klosterman ss.........  4  1  3  0       Jon Aughey 2b..............  4  1  1  0
Matt Zeller cf.............  5  0  1  0       Brook Dantzler rf..........  3  0  0  0
Ryan Godfrey 1b............  5  1  2  0       Jason Randall dh...........  4  0  0  0
John Kaye dh...............  2  1  1  0       Chip Cannon 1b.............  3  0  1  1
 Cesar Nicolas ph..........  1  0  0  0       Josh Stackley lf...........  4  0  1  0
Tony Mansolino 3b..........  4  0  0  1       Trent Weathers cf..........  4  1  2  0
Worth Scott rf.............  4  1  3  3       Chris Ard 3b...............  4  1  2  0
Warner Jones lf............  4  0  3  0       Matt Matulia ss............  3  0  0  0
Matt McGraner c............  4  0  0  0       Will Coker c...............  3  0  0  0
Rucker Taylor 2b...........  4  0  1  0        Matt Covington c..........  1  0  0  0
Robert Ransom p............  0  0  0  0       John Ellis p...............  0  0  0  0
 Jensen Lewis p............  0  0  0  0        Andy Phillips p...........  0  0  0  0
                                               Ryan Owens p..............  0  0  0  0
Totals..................... 37  4 14  4       Totals..................... 33  3  7  1

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Vanderbilt.......... 100 002 010 -  4 14  1
The Citadel......... 110 100 000 -  3  7  1
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E - Klosterman; Coker. DP - VAN 1; CIT 3. LOB - VAN 8; CIT 6. 2B - Kaye; Scott, W.;
Taylor; Ard 2. HR - Scott, W.. HBP - Klosterman. SH - Dantzler. SB - Weathers. CS -
Scott, W.; Jones.

Vanderbilt             IP  H  R ER BB SO      The Citadel            IP  H  R ER BB SO
------------------------------------------    ------------------------------------------
Robert Ransom ......  6.0  6  3  2  2  5      John Ellis .........  5.1  9  3  2  1  2
Jensen Lewis .......  3.0  1  0  0  0  5      Andy Phillips ......  2.2  4  1  1  0  2
                                              Ryan Owens .........  1.0  1  0  0  0  1

Win - Lewis (1-0).  Loss - Phillips (0-1).  Save - None.
HBP - by Ellis (Klosterman); by Ellis (Klosterman). BK - Ransom 2. PB - Coker.

Strikeouts - Godfrey 2; McGraner 3; Aughey; Randall 2; Stackley 2; Weathers 2;
Matulia 2; Covington. Walks - Kaye; Cannon; Matulia.

Umpires - HP: Ward Ulmer  1B: Ken Faircloth  3B: David Hoffman
Start: 5:00 pm   Time: 2:41   Attendance: 1496

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