Baseball Losses First Game of Weekend Series with Vanderbilt 9-1

Posted March 8, 2014 4:18 pm | Filed under Sports, Winthrop Athletics

NASHVILLE, TN- The Winthrop baseball team extended its losing streak to four as it dropped the opening game of a weekend series on the road against Vanderbilt 9-1.
The Eagles are now 6-7 this season while the 8th ranked Vanderbilt improves to 13-2 and adds one more game to their now six game winning streak.

Vanderbilt’s Tyler Beede held Winthrop to seven scoreless innings, while earning the win for the Commodores and improving to 4-0 on the year. Left handed pitcher Sam Kmiec took the loss for the Eagles pitching three innings and giving up five runs on seven hits. Brock Goodling and Travis Shelley also came into the game for the Eagles and gave up four runs on eight hits.

Winthrop’s lone run came in the top of the third when Leighton Daniels hammered a home run to left field. It was only the second home run that the Commodores have given up this season. Brad Kaczka and John Menken had the other two hits for the Eagles.

Vanderbilt started off the game with one run in the first inning, followed with two runs in both the third and fourth innings and brought it home with four in the seventh. Dansby Swanson and Xavier Turner lead the Commodores with four hits each.

The Eagles continue their weekend in Nashville tomorrow at 3 p.m.