Friday, March 16, 2007

As Expected

As expected this was a great baseball game tonight. Unfortunately Vandy was able to get past the Rebs 3-2 in extra innings. It was a pitchers fight back and forth for most of the game. In the long run Price from Vandy pitched all ten innings and picked up the win for the Dores. Unfortunately for Will Kline he gets a no decision. The second of the season for him after he pitched an outstanding game to get a no decision. This game was everything it was meant to be with two of the best teams in the league/nation having to go to extra innings to settle the fight. Should be an interesting rest of the weekend in Nashville.

(SID)NASHVILLE, Tenn. – It was a pitchers duel as billed on Friday, but the top-ranked Commodores came up with the hit in the end as No. 14 Ole Miss (14-6) fell to No. 1 Vanderbilt (20-0) 3-2 in 10 innings as the Commodores rallied late for the win.

Ole Miss took the 2-0 lead with runs in the fifth and sixth, but Vanderbilt scored in the sixth and the ninth to force extra innings before claiming the win in the 10th on a single from Jonathan White to score Pedro Alvarez from second.

Scott Bittle (1-2) suffered the loss in relief for the Rebels as he worked 1.1 innings, giving up one run on four hits with two walks and a strikeout. Bittle entered the game in the ninth to relieve starter Will Kline who worked 8.1 innings, allowing two runs on four hits with three walks and six strikeouts.

David Price (5-0) picked up the win for the Commodores as he worked a complete game, allowing only two runs on four hits with two walks and 14 strikeouts.

Zach Miller led the Rebels at the plate as he went 1-for-3 with an RBI. Zack Cozart drove in the other run for the Rebels with a sacrifice fly in the sixth to put Ole Miss on top 2-0.