Baseball Preview: Belmont

March 5, 2012

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The Commodores claimed the team's first series sweep of the season with a wild 12-8 win over Rhode Island Sunday. Spencer Navin capped off a huge weekend with four RBI, three runs scored and three hits, including is first career home run. Vanderbilt swept a doubleheader from Rhode Island with a 9-4 win and 8-0 win. Navin had three hits and Kevin Ziomek punched out nine in the first win. Drew VerHagen twirled eight shutout innings and Mike Yastrzemski smacked a two-run homer in the second victory. Louisiana Tech jumped on the Commodores early and never trailed in a 9-3 win over VU. Mike Yastrzemski belted his second home run of the season with a two-run shot.

Tuesday, March 6
LHP Jared Miller (0-0, 5.40) vs. RHP Josh Davis (1-1, 3.48)

Friday, March 9
LHP Kevin Ziomek (1-1, 4.70) vs. RHP Calvin Drummond (3-0, 2.84)

Saturday, March 10
RHP Drew VerHagen (2-0, 3.95) vs. RHP Paul Sewald (1-0, 1.80)

Sunday, March 11
LHP Sam Selman (0-2, 7.24) vs. RHP Dylan Covey (2-1, 2.60)

Sophomore Tony Kemp and junior Mike Yastrzemski both enter Tuesday's game riding eight-game hitting streaks. During the streak Kemp is 10-for-32 (.313) with eight runs scored and has five RBI, including four RBI since moving to the two-spot in the order over the weekend. Yastrzemski is 11-for-26 (.423) during his streak with three home runs, matching his total from last season in just 10 games this season. He has been the Commodores' best run producer scoring a team-best 11 runs on the season, including eight during the streak, and has eight RBI in his last eight games as well.

Sophomore catcher Spencer Navin enjoyed a huge weekend series against Rhode Island. The Des Moines, Iowa native went 7-for-13 (.539) with a pair of three-hit games, including a career day on Sunday when he went 3-for-6 with three runs scored, four RBI and his first career home run. He has at least one hit in each of his last seven starts going 11-for-23 (.478) and has reached base in every game he has started this season.

Vanderbilt travels across town to play rival Belmont at Rose Park for the first time. The two schools have played 59 times dating back to 1968 when the Commodores won 9-6. The Dores and Bruins battled three times last season with all three at Hawkins Field, including two NCAA Regional contests. Vandy won all three meetings last season with the third win clinching the Nashville Regional. The last time Belmont beat Vanderbilt was 2009 in a Bruin's home game that saw them top the Commodores 15-6. The two teams have played every season since 1998.

Parking options for fans attending the Commodores game at Rose Park. Community
1. Center off of Edgehill
2. Lot below the swimming pool off of Edgehill
3. 12th Avenue / Olympic lot
4. Carter Lawrence School lot after 3:45 pm



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