Baseball Falls to No.2 Vanderbilt, 9-3 Tuesday

Drew Turner

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Belmont (3-1) falls to No. 2 Vanderbilt, 9-3, Tuesday at  Rose Park. 

In the third inning, left handed starter Dan Ludwig struck out back-to-back batters as he pitched out of a jam, holding the Commodores to two runs in the inning.

Vanderbilt's Mike Yastrzemski hit a solo home run out to right center to give the Dores a 3-0 lead. Vanderbilt plated two more runs in the fouth inning, leading the Bruins 5-0. 

Ludwig saw four innings on the hill, giving up seven hits, five runs and struck out four. Blake Harvey relieved Ludwig in the fifth and faced six batters as the Commodores added three more runs in the inning. Harvey allowed five hits and three hits during his outing.

Drew Turner hit a solo shot to right field to start the scoring for BU in the bottom of the fifth. That was Turner's first home run of the season and the second Belmont homer. 

In the seventh, Belmont had runners on the corners with two outs and Jared Breen at the plate, however, Breen flied out to center, ending the inning with Vanderbilt leading 8-1.

Matt Beaty got the scoring going in the eighth with a single to right field, as he brought home Scott Moses, advancing Judah Akers to third. Turner hit a sacrifice fly to center field to score Akers.

Turner led the Bruins with two hits, he finished the day 2-for-3 at the plate and had two RBI. 

The Bruins will take their first road trip of the season to Athens, Ga. this weekend as the team takes on the Georgia Bulldogs for a three-game series starting Friday, February 22.