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Scott, Lewis Lift Vanderbilt to 4-3 Win Over The Citadel

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Worth Scott recorded three RBI and doubled in the game-winning run while Jensen Lewis struck out five and allowed only one hit in three innings of relief to lift Vanderbilt past The Citadel 4-3, Saturday, Feb. 15, at the ESPN Radio 1340 Shootout.

Scott brought the Commodores (1-1) back from a 3-1 deficit in the sixth inning when he smashed a one-out two-run home run to right field off Bulldogs starter John Ellis. Two innings later, Ryan Godfrey began the eighth with a single to right field off The Citadel (0-2) reliever Andy Phillips (0-1). Scott knocked Godfrey in two batters later with a double into left center field to Vanderbilt a 4-3 lead.

Lewis (1-0) came on in relief in the seventh inning for Commodore starter Robert Ransom. Lewis retired the first eight batters he faced until Chris Ard doubled down the third-base line in the ninth. However, Lewis struck out the following two batters to end the game.

Vanderbilt recorded 14 hits in the game and three Commodores posted three hits, including Ryan Klosterman (3-for-4), Warner Jones (3-for-4) and Scott (3-for-4).

Vanderbilt's win was the first school victory for new head coach Tim Corbin.

Vanderbilt took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Klosterman was hit by a pitch, took third base on a bunt single by Matt Zeller and scored on a ground out by Tony Mansolino.

The Citadel answered in the bottom of the frame on a RBI single by Josh Stackley. The Bulldogs added a run in the second when Ard scored on a double play ground out by Will Cooker. The lead grew to 3-1 in the fourth when Trent Weather scored from third base on a balk by Ransom.

Ransom pitched six innings for the Commodores and gave up six hits and two earned runs while striking out five.

Ellis gave up nine hits and two earned runs in 5.1 innings of work for The Citadel.

Vanderbilt concludes play at the ESPN Radio 1340 Shootout Sunday against James Madison. Game time is set for 1:30 p.m. ET.

 

 







 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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