Baseball Shut Out By Vanderbilt In Game Two of Series – Ole Miss Athletics

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Jeff Roberson, Ole Miss Athletics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt (15-5, 2-0 SEC) took the Southeastern Conference opening collection from Ole Miss (14-5, 0-2 SEC) with its second win of the weekend on Friday night time, this time with a final score of 8-0.


The two teams wrap up the collection on Saturday at 1 p.m.


Vandy starter Hunter Owen recorded a two hit, 11 strikeout, one walk full recreation win. He moved to 2-0 with the victory. 


Ole Miss left a couple of runners stranded in the top of the first inning. Rebel starter Grayson Saunier had a good starting with a runner stranded within the backside of the primary.


After the Rebels obtained a one-out single from Reagan Burford in the second but nothing else, Saunier allowed a couple of runners on first and second with two outs before getting Jonathan Vastine to strike out.


Moving to the third, Owen made quick work of three Rebel hitters with a fly out, a strikeout, and a floor out.


Enrique Bradfield led off the underside of the fourth with a single to left off Saunier however later tried to steal second and was called out. Saunier labored his method by way of and received Jack Bulger to strike out to maneuver to the fourth. 


Owen sat the Rebels down quickly one, two, three within the inning. Saunier got two quick outs but then gave up two singles back to again to Parker Noland and Matthew Polk. But the freshman righty obtained Vastine to strike out swinging.


In the top of the fifth, Burford flew out to left, adopted by a TJ McCants strikeout and a Lege floor out to short.


A leadoff by Bradfield to the best subject wall obtained one thing going for Vandy in the fifth. With one out, Bulger hit the primary pitch he noticed to left for a RBI single. Runners remained on first and second. RJ Austin then launched a three-run shot over the left field wall for a 4-0 Commodore lead. Chris Maldonado doubled in the left middle hole, and Saunier gave method to Sam Tookonian. 


The freshman finished with 4 runs on nine hits in four and a 3rd with five strikeouts and two walks.


WIth Tookoian on the mound, Noland walked to place runners on first and second. Polk struck out, and Vastine walked. The bases were loaded with two outs. Bradfield then struck out to finish the inning. 


Vandy added a house run by RJ Schreck off Tookoian to construct its lead to 5-0 after six complete. At seventh inning stretch time it was still 5-0 for Vanderbilt.


The Commodores added three runs in the eighth for an 8-0 lead. Tookian went three and two-thirds innings with 4 runs on 4 hits with four walks and three strikeouts.


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