Harris' double lifts VU in game one

March 30, 2008

(Photo by Neil Brake)

Game Two Recap- Vanderbilt 6 Arkansas 2

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NASHVILLE --- Sophomore third baseman Brian Harris' two-out RBI double in the bottom of the 12th lifted Vanderbilt to a 6-5 win over Arkansas in a game that took three days to complete.

The Commodores and Razorbacks battled the elements this weekend with rain causing the postponement of Friday's contest. The teams started their scheduled 3 p.m. game on Saturday on time but that game was halted due to rain at 4:49 p.m. The game resumed at 9:45 p.m. and then was suspended due to curfew at 12:02 a.m. with the score tied at 5-5 after 11 innings of play.

Taylor Hill opened the 12th inning on Sunday by striking out the side. Parker Hanks singled off of Stephen Richards with two outs in the 12th and then scored on Harris' double to left to win the game.

Hill picked up the win to move to 3-1 on the year, while Richards (1-2) was charged with the loss.

Vanderbilt took a 2-0 lead in the third on a RBI single by Alex Feinberg. It was the second of five straight hits for him in the game.

Arkansas struck for five runs on Commodore ace Mike Minor in the fourth to take a 5-2 lead. Aaron Murphee had a RBI single for the first run and the Razorbacks tied it on a suicide squeeze bunt by Ryan Cisterna. Ben Tschepikow then singled to right to bring in a run and another run scored when Dominic de la Osa let the ball roll past him in right to make it 4-2. The final run in the inning came on a RBI single by Sean Jones.

The rain hit in the middle of the fifth causing the field to be cleared.

Vanderbilt scored three runs in the seventh when the game was restarted to tie the game at 5-5. Ryan Flaherty and Alex Feinberg had RBI singles and Shea Robin walked with the bases loaded to tie the game.

Arkansas had a runner at third with one out in the eighth and could not score on Russell Brewer who took the mound after the restart. The Razorbacks had another opportunity to take the lead in the 11th with runners on the corners and no outs. Chase Reid came on and struck out the first batter he faced then intentionally walked Logan Forsythe to load the bases. Reid then struck out Casey Coon and got Brett Eibner to ground to second to end the threat.

Brewer pitched five innings of scoreless relief, striking out six and walking one on four hits. Reid threw an inning of scoreless relief himself with two strikeouts and a walk.

Feinberg finished the game going 5-for-6 with three RBI. Parker Hanks had three hits and Ryan Flaherty added two in the 12 hit attack.

Arkansas   000  500  000  000 -  5    9    3
Vanderbilt 002  000  300  001 -  6   12   1

Springston, Wells (5), Richards (11) and Cisterna, Hauskey. Minor, Brewer (6), Reid (11), Hill (12) and Robin. W- Hill 3-1, L-Richards 1-2. Sv-None HR:None.



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