Vanderbilt Sweeps Auburn in First Conference Series

The Vanderbilt Commodores swept the Auburn Tigers in the first conference series of the year. Let's recap the Commodores sweep over the Tigers.

Vanderbilt batter Alan Espinal flips his helmet after hitting a home run against Florida Saturday,
Vanderbilt batter Alan Espinal flips his helmet after hitting a home run against Florida Saturday, / Gary Cosby Jr.-Tuscaloosa News / USA
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Game Three

Vanderbilt secures the sweep with a comeback victory.

Devin Futrell was on the mound for the Commodores and struggled. In five innings pitched, Futrell struck out two batters and allowed nine hits, one walk, and five earned runs.

Joseph Gonzalez got the start for the Tigers and did not have his best start. In 3.1 innings pitched, Gonzalez struck out no batters and allowed eight hits, three walks, and one earned run.

The scoring began early as Auburn put up four runs in the first two innings. Cooper McMurray got it started with a run scoring single in the first. Javon Hernandez, Cooper Weiss, and Ike Irish each drove in a run in the second to make it 4-0.

Jonathan Vastine put the Commodores on the board with a run scoring single before Davis Diaz walked in a run. Then in the fourth, RJ Austin scored on a passed ball.

Cooper McMurray hit a solo homer in the fifth to give the Tigers a 5-3 lead. In the bottom half of the fifth, RJ Austin got hit by a pitch to drive in another run.

Jayden Davis came up in the sixth with two runners on and hit a double to give Vanderbilt the lead. Jonathan Vastine also hit a two run double to extend the Commodores lead to 8-5.

Both teams exchanged runs in the eighth with run scoring singles by Chris Stanfield and RJ Austin.

Ryan Ginther got the save and the Commodores swept the Tigers with a final score of 9-6. Vanderbilt improved their record to 18-3 while Auburn dropped to 13-6.