Baseball: Vanderbilt 10, Lipscomb 4

The Lipscomb Bisons made the short trip over to Hawkins Field to face the Vanderbilt Commodores on Tuesday. Vanderbilt was coming off of a tough week in which they went 1-1 against a good Western Kentucky team, before entering the SEC season at Alabama. The Dores left Tuscaloosa with an SEC record of 1-2, winning the closing game on Sunday to prevent the Alabama sweep.

Vanderbilt really needed to start this week with a win and that is just what they did.

Chase Reid started on the mound for Vanderbilt and threw 5 solid innings to get the win. He spread out 5 hits but only allowed 1 earned run. Navery Moore relieved Reid for the sixth inning and, although he struck out the side, he allowed Lipscomb 3 earned runs in an inning of work. Moore had an ERA of 2.7 entering the game and tonight will raise that stat. Corey Williams started the 7th and completed the game, striking out 4 and did not allow any further runs to score. Williams picked up his first save of the year.

Vanderbilt belted out 13 hits on the night. Bryan Johns led the way going 3 for 4 with a double, 2 singles and 2 RBIs. Jason Esposito went 2 for 4 with 2 singles that plated 3 RBIs. Freshman Connor Harrell hit 2 doubles going 2 for 5 with 2 RBIs. Another hot hitting freshman continues to be Anthony Gomez who extended his team leading 14 game hitting streak which is currently the second longest hitting streak in the SEC so far this season. Gomez went 2 for 5 with 2 singles and 1 RBI. Vanderbilt will need to keep these hot bats in order to beat a tough Wright State team tomorrow, a team that has already beaten Virginia, the No.1 team in the country this year.

Brian Harris seems to be going for the NCAA record for being hit by a pitch. Against Lipscomb, he added 2 more HBPs to have a season total of 14. The NCAA record for being hit by a pitch is 35 and is held by Robbie Knight of Creighton during the 2007 season.

The Commodores improved to 17-4 and hit the field again tomorrow at 6 PM as they host Wright State. This will be the last game before SEC weekend 2 begins on Friday with Vanderbilt hosting Kentucky at Hawkins Field Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Top Stories