Complete-Game Shutout

Devin Futrell goes the distance as Dores sweep Redbirds

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt completed its three-game sweep over Illinois State on Sunday behind a complete-game shutout by Devin Futrell.

Vanderbilt (14-3) took Sunday’s series finale 4-0 with Futrell earning his second win on the season. Futrell took a no-hitter into the fifth inning, didn’t allow a walk and struck out seven.

RJ Austin drove in two of Vandy’s four runs on a 2-for-3 day. Austin also stole two bases and scored a run.

Austin worked a walk to leadoff the game in the bottom of the first. He stole second, took third on a groundout and scored the game’s first run on a single by Jayden Davis.

The Commodores made it 2-0 in the bottom of the second as Matthew Polk reached on an error, stole second, moved to third on a sac bunt and came home on an RBI single by Austin.

Austin and Polk combined for another run in the fourth. Polk singled to lead off the inning, stole second and and scored on a single to center by Austin.

The score remained 3-0 until the bottom of the eight when Troy LaNeve launched his third home run on the season, a 406-foot solo blast to right field to give the Commodores a 4-0 lead.

Futrell returned to the mound for the top of the ninth and finished off his second career complete game with a 1-2-3 frame. It was Vandy’s first complete-game shutout since March 17, 2023 when Hunter Owen blanked Ole Miss.

Vanderbilt’s starting pitchers over the last four games have combined to throw 28 innings with 38 strikeouts, three walks and one earned run allowed.

The Commodores are back in action Tuesday at 6 p.m. vs. Indiana at Hawkins Field.