Mike Yastrzemski scored and Connor Harrell went to third on a wild pitch with one out in the bottom of the ninth Sunday, but Vanderbilt’s rally fell short when the next two hitters struck out.
The result was a 7-6 loss to the University of Oregon as a Pac-12 opponent swept the Commodores for the second consecutive weekend. Vanderbilt also lost 4-2 on Friday and 7-2 on Saturday.
VU led at some point in all three games but ultimately came away from the three-game series at Hawkins Field with a 1-6 record.
Connor Castellano had an RBI double in the fourth on Sunday and scored on Tony Kemp’s single as the Commodores went ahead 4-3. Vince Conde’s RBI single in the fifth extended the lead to two.
Oregon then scored four runs in the sixth against reliever Will Clinard and held on to complete the sweep.
Castellano, a freshman, started for the first time and went 2-for-3 with two walks, one run scored and two RBIs as designated hitter. Yastrzemski also had two hits. Those were the only multi-hit performances of the weekend.
Chris Harvey’s RBI single put the Commodores up 1-0 in the bottom of the first Saturday, but a four-run fourth put Oregon ahead to stay in that one.
Anthony Gomez had an RBI single and scored on a wild pitch to give Vanderbilt a 2-0 lead in the third on Friday. The Ducks answered with one run in each of the next four innings.
Gomez, who had a hit in each of the first five games of the season, was a combined 0-for-8 on Saturday and Sunday.