Unfortunately, the Blue Raider’s final game of the regular season was cancelled due to the weather. They are next in action in the Conference USA Tournament beginning May 26th.
Vanderbilt Commodores – Win 20-4 FIU
The Commodores hosted FIU Tuesday night in their last non-conference matchup of the regular season. Vanderbilt would take care of business in a major way as they dominated from the second inning on. They allowed a single run in the first inning to go down 1-0, but then followed it up with a 13-run second inning to go up 13-1. The Vandy boys had 5 RBI doubles in the inning.
They weren’t done there though. They continued to tack on runs later. A 3-run bottom five made it 16-1. FIU also added a few more runs, but it was too much to overcome. The Commodores won 20-4 and tallied 19 hits as a team. Little was the pitcher credited with the win.
Tennessee Volunteers – W 11-2 Belmont
The Tennessee Volunteers hosted the Belmont Bruins last night. Belmont struck first with a run in the top of the first inning. The Vols would tie the game a couple of innings later, but in the fourth inning, they really got the bats going. Beck homered with two men to make it a 4-1 Vols lead.
The Bruins would tack on a run, but the Vols would get the run back, and then some in the next half-inning. The Vols scored three in the fifth inning to increase their lead to 7-2. The Vols would add at least one run every inning at-bat until the end of the game. The Volunteers ended up winning 11-2. Beck had the lone home run and Camden Sewell was the winning pitcher.
Nashville Sounds: Won 9-8
Game one in the series against the Gwinnett Stripers began last night. The Stripers jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the first inning. Jac Peterson would not let that stand for long as he hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the second inning to pull the deficit to 3-2. Later Hiura would plate two base runners with a double giving the Sounds the lead 4-3.
The Stripers would retake the lead in the fourth inning though as they hit a two-run home run off the foul pole to make it 5-4. Both teams would add another run and the fifth inning making it a 6-5 game with the Sounds trailing by one. In the sixth inning, Zach Godley made his Sounds debut and got the side retired in order (including a spectacular line drive catch for the out). The bottom of the sixth inning was the big explosion for the Sounds. Jace Peterson gets a 2 RBI single, and a couple of batters later Hernan Perez hits a 2-run home run to put the Sounds way out in front 9-6.
In the next half-inning, the Stripers would add one more run, but also leave a man on so the score was 9-7 in favor of the Sounds. In the ninth inning, the Stripers added one more run early to make it 9-8. They had their chance to tie the game and force extra innings, however, they were unable to do so. Patrick Weigel notched the save and the Sounds won 9-8.
Atlanta Braves: Loss 4-3
The Atlanta Braves squared off against the New York Mets in game two of the three-game series. Tucker Davidson made his second MLB career start for the Braves on the mound. He pitched decently as he went six innings, giving up 3 ER and striking out 5. He gave up a 2-run home run to Villar in the third inning and then Alonso hit a SAC fly in the sixth inning.
The Braves runs came mostly from the long ball early as Austin Riley hit a home run in the fifth inning. Then in the sixth inning, Freddie Freeman hit a solo home run to trim the margin to 3-2. Later in the eighth inning, Ozuna had an RBI single to tie the game at 3 apiece.
In the top of the ninth inning, Nido smacked a home run to give the Mets the lead again 4-3. The Braves would have a chance to bat and tie or win the game in the bottom of the ninth. They would do neither though and the Braves lost their second straight to the Mets 4-3.
Cincinnati Reds: Loss 4-2
The Cincinnati Reds took on the San Francisco Giants again last evening. The Reds started the scoring in the first inning with a home run by Winker. They led 1-0 until the fourth inning. In the fourth, Dickerson homered for the Giants with two men on to make it a 3-1 lead for the Giants. Then later in the seventh inning, Crawford homered to increase the Giant lead to 4-1.
Castellanos hit a home run in the bottom of the eighth to try and mount a comeback. However, that would be it for the Reds in the run column. They lost 4-2 and Castillo was credited with the loss after going 5 innings, 3 ER, and 11 strikeouts. He now drops to 1-6 overall on the season.
Cumberland University men’s golf team has qualified for their fourth consecutive trip to the NAIA National Championships. Round two begins today! Check out the link below for more details:
- Game 2 – Corner Pub Brentwood (710 Old Hickory Blvd, Brentwood, TN) May 19 | 6 p.m. CT
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