Jeff Roberson, Ole Miss Athletics
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt (15-5, 2-0 SEC) took the Southeastern Conference opening series from Ole Miss (14-5, 0-2 SEC) with its second win of the weekend on Friday night, this time with a final score of 8-0.
The two teams wrap up the series on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Vandy starter Hunter Owen recorded a two hit, 11 strikeout, one walk complete game win. He moved to 2-0 with the victory.
Ole Miss left a couple of runners stranded in the top of the first inning. Rebel starter Grayson Saunier had a good beginning with a runner stranded in the bottom of the first.
After the Rebels got a one-out single from Reagan Burford in the second but nothing else, Saunier allowed a couple of runners on first and second with two outs before getting Jonathan Vastine to strike out.
Moving to the third, Owen made quick work of three Rebel hitters with a fly out, a strikeout, and a ground out.
Enrique Bradfield led off the bottom of the fourth with a single to left off Saunier but later tried to steal second and was called out. Saunier worked his way through and got Jack Bulger to strike out to move to the fourth.
Owen sat the Rebels down quickly one, two, three in the inning. Saunier got two quick outs but then gave up two singles back to back to Parker Noland and Matthew Polk. But the freshman righty got Vastine to strike out swinging.
In the top of the fifth, Burford flew out to left,…
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