Baseball: Iowa 6 Vanderbilt 3

Posted Mar 2, 2008

The Vanderbilt Commodores (4-2) lost their second game of the season on Saturday afternoon falling 6-3 to the Iowa Hawkeyes at Hawkins field in their second game of the Music City Classic. The Hawkeyes pounded 14 hits in the victory.

The scoring started early for the Hawkeyes with three runs in the top of the second inning when right fielder Kyle Riffel scored on a fielder’s choice ground out by Justin Toole. They got another run when Curry singled to left field to drive in Freie.

The Hawkeyes would add an unearned run in the top of the third when an error scored Riffel.

The Commodores got on the board in the bottom of the third inning when shortstop Ryan Flaherty doubled home Dominic de la Osa. The next batter in the inning was first baseman Andrew Giobbi who singled to center to score Flaherty and close the gap to 4-2.

Vanderbilt would cut the lead again in the bottom of the fourth inning when Jonathan White lined out to center field to score Steven Liddle who had led off the inning with a triple.

That was as close as the Commodores would get despite a couple of scoring threats in the final few innings. The Hawkeyes rallied to score two runs in the top of the fifth inning. Neither team would score for the rest of the game.

Brett Jacobson, who started the game for the Commodores, had another rough afternoon. He pitched 4 1/3 innings and gave up six runs on ten hits. The Commodores defense did not help Jacobson out much giving the Hawkeyes two unearned runs. Chase Reid and Drew Hayes did a nice job in relief pitching the final 4 2/3 innings without giving up any runs.

The Hawkeyes got a good outing from their starting pitcher Michael Jacobs. Jacobs pitched six innings and gave up three runs on seven hits.

The Commodores will play their final game of the Music City Classic on Sunday afternoon at Hawkins field against Xavier. That game starts at 4 p.m.

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