Vanderbilt - 4, Trevecca - 0

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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 three hits.

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.



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