AUSTIN, Texas - Vanderbilt topped Texas 7-2 in a 12-inning fall ball game Friday night at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.
The Vandy pitching staff was in command nearly all night in the victory allowing just five hits over 12 innings. Starter Sonny Gray faced the minimum nine batters in his three innings, walking one and fanning two.
Freshman Kevin Ziomek was the only Commodore pitcher to yield a run, giving up two runs on five hits in his three innings of relief work. Mark Lamm, Steven Rice, Navery Moore, T.J. Pecoraro and Sam Selman combined to allow only three base runners and no hits over the final six innings to seal the victory.
The Commodores struck first in the third inning with a pair of runs and never trailed. Riley Reynolds' RBI-double scored Joe Loftus and with Anthony Gomez's two-out, RBI-single bringing Reynolds around.
The Dores tacked on two more runs in the fourth with RBI-singles from Conrad Gregor and Reynolds. Reynolds struck again in the 11th inning, this time with a RBI-triple before scoring on Connor Harrell's single. Reynolds finished the night with a game-high four hits and three RBI with Gregor and Gomez each adding two hits.
Eight true freshmen saw action for Vanderbilt Friday night with Rice, Ziomek, Pecoraro, Gregor, Spencer Navin, Tony Kemp, Will Johnson and Joel McKeithan getting into the game.
The Dores and Longhorns will play Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. CT.