VANDERBILT RE-VU Mississippi State rallied for a two-out run in the bottom of the ninth to top Vanderbilt 8-7 Sunday and clinch the series. Anthony Gomez and Tony Kemp combined for six hits and four runs in the loss. The Commodores rallied to beat the Bulldogs 4-3 in 12 innings and even the series Saturday. The victory was the first extra inning and road win for VU this season. Anthony Gomez produced the winning hit with a single in the 12th. Mississippi State jumped out to an early lead and held on to beat Vanderbilt 7-4 in the series opener. Tony Kemp and Anthony Gomez each had two hits in the loss. The Commodores pounded out 15 hits en route to a season-high 16 runs in a 16-2 win over UT-Martin Tuesday. Tony Kemp and John Norwood each hit their first career home run and Sam Selman tossed five no-hit innings to earn his second straight win.
ON THE BUMP Friday, April 13 LHP Sam Selman (2-3, 6.43) vs. LHP Dan Ludwig (1-3, 5.79)
Friday, April 13 TBA vs. TBA
Saturday, April 14 TBA vs. TBA
Sunday, April 15 TBA vs. TBA
SOLID DEFENSE For just the second time this season the Commodores have played consecutive games without making an error giving the squad nine games this season without any errors. The last Vanderbilt error came in Friday's game at Mississippi State, since then the Dores have not made an error in 25.2 innings. Vandy's position players have not committed an error since the loss to South Carolina in 13 innings April 1.
GOING STREAKING Spencer Navin enters tonight's game having reached base in 12 straight games. The Commodores' catcher has at least one hit in 11 of the 12 games, hitting .356 while scoring one run in six straight games. Anthony Gomez has four consecutive multi-hit games going 9-for-19 (.474) with four runs scored and four RBI.
FREE RIDE WEEKEND The Commodores' pitching staff walked 21 batters and hit nine more on the team's trip to Mississippi State last weekend. Vanderbilt pitchers struck out 20 batters in 28.2 innings against the Bulldogs while allowing 25 hits. The Bulldogs took advantage of the free rides with 11 of their 18 runs in the three-game series reaching base via walk or hit by pitch.
BATTLING THE BRUINS Vanderbilt faces off with cross-town rival Belmont for the second time this season. The Bruins claimed the first game of the year with a 6-5 win at Rose Park led by William Dodd's five RBI, including a grand slam off Tyler Beede. The Commodores hold the all-time edge 49-11 in a series dating back to 1968.
STAND AND SALUTE Wednesday night's game will feature a tribute to the military. The Commodores will wear their red, white and blue uniforms with festivities beginning at approximately 5:30 p.m.
CORBIN CALL-IN SHOW Head Coach Tim Corbin's call-in show will be held at Corner Pub Midtown on Monday at 6 p.m. The event is free and for all ages. The Voice of the Commodores Joe Fisher hosts the show on The Game 102.5 and can also be heard on vucommodores.com with an All-Access subscription.