Dores Sweep Seahawks

Commodores register eight doubles

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt scored a season-high 15 runs to beat Wagner, 15-5, on Sunday afternoon and sweep the three-game series at Hawkins Field.

Dominic Keegan and Gavin Casas drove in four runs each and nine different Commodores scored a run. The Dores totaled eight doubles, most since the team recorded eight at Clemson on June 3, 2017.

Vandy batted around in the bottom of the third, using five extra-base-hits to plate six runs in the frame.

After a Troy LaNeve leadoff walk and Enrique Bradfield Jr. double, Davis Diaz brought in the game’s first run with a sac fly. Spencer Jones doubled down the left-field line to score Bradfield and set the stage for a two-run blast by Keegan.

Vanderbilt has homered in eight consecutive games, totaling 15 long balls over that span.

Doubles by both Casas and Tate Kolwyck scored two more to push Vanderbilt’s lead to 6-0.

The Commodores piled on six more runs in the bottom of the fourth to take a 12-0 lead.

Bradfield led off the inning with a bunt-single and scored along with Jones on a ground-rule double from Keegan. Javier Vaz hit another ground-rule double to score Keegan and, after a Wagner pitching change, Gavin Casas launched a two-run shot to right-center for his first career home run.

Wagner entered the scoring column in the top fifth with an RBI-single by Lukas Torres.

Vandy responded with a run in the home half as Carter Young drew a bases-loaded walk.

Casas continued his impressive day with an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh, scoring Matthew Polk, to put Vandy on top 14-1.

The Seahawks added three runs on three hits in the top of the eighth to cut Vandy’s lead to 14-4.

The Commodores tacked on one in the bottom of eighth as Calvin Hewett launched his first career home run, a no-doubter over the wall in left.

Wagner made it 15-5 with an infield single in the top of the ninth. Vandy reliever Greysen Carter got a fly out for the final out of the game, stranding two Seahawks on base.

Hunter Owen (2-0) earned the win in relief with 4.0 innings of work. Owen struck out four and allowed one run on four hits.

The Commodores have won 12 consecutive games and have outscored opponents 113-28 during the win streak.

Vandy hosts Michigan at 6 p.m. CT on Tuesday with action airing on SEC Network.