Finishing Off the Sweep

Commodores defeat Missouri, 3-1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. โ€“ Vanderbilt finished off a three-game sweep of Missouri with a 3-1 win Saturday at Hawkins Field.

For the fourth consecutive game, Vanderbiltโ€™s starting pitcher turned in a quality start. Carter Holton went seven innings on Saturday, striking out eight and holding Missouri to one run on five hits.

For the series, Vandyโ€™s pitching staff registered a 0.33 ERA. The Dores used six pitchers in the series and totaled 36 strikeouts over 27 innings while allowing just one earned run.

Davis Diaz provided the bit hit in the bottom of the first as the Commodores jumped out to a 3-0 lead. Jacob Humphrey worked a one-out walk and stole both second and third on consecutive pitches. With two outs, Matthew Polk was hit by a pitch and Braden Holcomb worked a walk to load the bases for Diaz.

Diaz, who hit a two-run homer Friday night, ripped a bases-clearing double down the third base line to give the Commodores an early lead.

Davisโ€™ three RBI would be enough as Holton allowed just one run. Brennan Seiber tossed 1.1 scoreless innings before Miller Green retired the final two batters for his second save on the season.

Vanderbilt (23-6, 6-3 SEC) has won 14 consecutive home games and will be back at Hawkins Field on Tuesday night to host Western Kentucky at 6 p.m.