Vanderbilt baseball comes from behind, comes home with series victory

Monday, May 7, 2012 at 12:03am
Staff reports

Vanderbilt erased a three-run deficit with nine runs over the final five innings Sunday in a 12-6 victory over Tennessee.

The Commodores also won 7-4 on Saturday and thus notched their first series victory on the road this season. The Volunteers won the opener 8-2 on Friday.

With seven games remaining, Vanderbilt (23-24, 11-13 SEC) is one game below .500 for the first time since the season opener. It also is tied with Ole Miss for eighth place in the Southeastern Conference standings.

The top 10 teams make the SEC Tournament on May 23-27 in Hoover, Ala.

Vanderbilt starter Kevin Ziomek lasted just 2 1/3 innings. Sunday. He allowed five runs on seven hits and the Commodores trailed 6-3 after three innings.

Relievers Sam Selman and Will Clinard held Tennessee (23-24, 8-16) at bay the rest of the way.

Selman gave up just one run on four hits in 4 2/3 innings and improved to 7-3 with his seventh straight victory. Clinard earned his second save in as many days when he allowed one hit over the final two innings.

The Commodores scored in every inning except the fourth. They tied the game in the sixth and went ahead in the seventh on a fielder’s choice. Anthony Gomez provided insurance with a two-out RBI single.

Connor Harrell and Conrad Gregor each had three hits, including a home run. Harrell and Tony Kemp each drove in three runs.

Vanderbilt returns to Nashville to host non-conference foe Louisville at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hawkins Field.

1 Comment on this post:

By: Rasputin72 on 5/7/12 at 7:06

This may be the high point of the Vanderbilt baseball season!