Vanderbilt Shuts Out Trevecca, 4-0
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Vanderbilt pitchers Blake Owen,
Nick Pilkington, Jonathan Douillard and Jeremy Sowers
limited Trevecca to three hits and combined for a 4-0
shutout victory, Thursday, Feb. 27 at Hawkins Field.
The win improves Vanderbilt's record to 5-3 while Trevecca
slips to 8-4.
In his first collegiate start, Owen (1-0) allowed only
one hit and struck out two in four innings of work to
earn his first win. Pilkington and Douillard each made
their collegiate pitching debuts. Pilkington scattered
two hits while striking out three and walking two in
2.2 innings. Doulliard struck out a pair in 1.1 innings.
Sowers closed things out in the ninth, retiring the
Trojans in order.
Vanderbilt jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning.
Warner Jones walked and took third base two batters
later when Ryan Klosterman blooped a double to right
center field. Cesar Nicolas brought in Jones with a
RBI ground out to short. Klosterman came in soon after
on a passed ball by Trevecca catcher Nick Hiter.
In the second inning, Matt McGraner blooped a hit into
right field and hustled to second for a double. Rucker
Taylor followed with a single to right field that went
under the glove of Trevecca's Eric Reid and scored McGraner
to give the Commodores a 3-0 advantage.
Vanderbilt added its final run in the eighth when Worth
Scott walked, took second and third base on a sacrifice
bunt by Matt Zeller, and scored on a RBI fielder's choice
off the bat of Gil Kim.
Seven different Commodores registered hits in the game
led by Ryan Godfrey's 2-for-4 effort at the plate.
Trevecca managed to move only three runs into scoring
position on the day. Hiter notched two of the Trojans
Vanderbilt begins play in the Music City Classic Friday
against Rutgers at 4 p.m., at Hawkins Field. The Commodores
also will take on Kent State, Saturday at 2 p.m., and
Kansas, Sunday at 1 p.m. When the three out-of-town
teams are not playing Vanderbilt they will play at either
Lipscomb or Middle Tennessee.