LAS VEGAS, Nev. — The Vanderbilt baseball team held its second exhibition of the fall on Sunday afternoon, matching up with Arizona State at William R. Morse Stadium on the campus of the College of Southern Nevada.
The Commodores and Sun Devils faced off for 10 innings, playing one six-inning game followed by a four-inning contest. Vanderbilt earned victories in both games, outscoring the Sun Devils 20-2 on the afternoon.
Offensively, Parker Noland and RJ Schreck contributed a team-high tying three hits apiece on the day, while Davis Diaz added a team-high four runs scored. Enrique Bradfield Jr. recorded one home run and a team-high four RBI, while Schreck added one homer and three RBI.
The Commodores got out to an early lead in the first matchup and did not look back. Vandy scored in each of the first four innings en route to claiming a 14-0 victory in Game 1.
The Dores began the afternoon with a pair of five-run innings in the first and second to grab a 10-0 lead after two frames of play.
Vandy tallied five hits and batted around in the first inning before registering three hits and taking advantage of two Arizona State errors in the second frame to move in front, 10-0.
Schreck provided Vanderbilt’s lone run in the third with a solo shot to right field, while the Dores continued their scoring with a three-spot in the fourth to set the score at 14-0, the eventual final.
Vanderbilt used a trio of arms in the first matchup of the day. Hunter Owen made the start, tossing hitless inning with one walk and one strikeout. Greysen Carter covered 3.0 hitless innings with three walks and four strikeouts, while Ryan Ginther worked the final 2.0 frames. Ginther yielded one hit and walked two batters while recording one punchout.
Vanderbilt claimed a 6-2 win in the second matchup of the day, rallying for five runs in the final frame to complete the comeback.
Arizona State struck first, plating one run in the top of the first to grab a 1-0 lead.
Vanderbilt evened things with a run of its own in the bottom of the second. Noland began the frame with a leadoff double to left center before advancing to third on a groundout. After a walk placed runners on first and third, Noland came across to score on an RBI groundout by RJ Austin to make it a 1-1 game.
Arizona State put up one run in the fourth to regain its lead. The Sun Devils used a leadoff double and an RBI single to manufacture a run and move in front, 2-1.
The Commodores responded with a five spot in the bottom half. Diaz worked a leadoff walk followed by a single to right field from JD Rogers. One batter later, Austin lined an RBI single through the left side to bring across the tying run.
After Alan Espinal loaded the bases with a single to right center, Bradfield connected on a go-ahead grand slam to right center to set the score at 6-2, the eventual final.
Vandy used two arms in Game 2 with the duo of Andrew Dutkanych IV and Bryce Cunningham. Dutkanych worked 3.0 innings of one-run baseball, allowing three hits and two walks, while striking out four. Cunningham covered 1.0 inning, yielding one earned run on two hits.
Vanderbilt will resume its fall training on Tuesday afternoon. Full-squad training sessions will take place during the week and will be open to the public. The team will conclude the fall with the David Williams Fall Classic, formerly known as the Black and Gold Game, which is set for Nov. 13, at 1 p.m.