Saturday, May 9, 2009

Saturday Baseball Update- 12:05 CT Start

By Travis Young - Here is Vanderbilt's starting lineup for Saturday's afternoon game against Georgia at Foley Field.

Weather Report from Athens, Ga: Cloudy, 74 degrees, with 79% humidity and little wind. The flag in center field is standing still

1. Brian Harris SS
2. Riley Reynolds 2B
3. Steven Liddle CF
4. Curt Casali 1B
5. Aaron Westlake DH
6. Andrew Giobbi C
7. Jason Esposito 3B
8. Joe Loftus LF
9. Alex McClure RF
SP: Mike Minor (4-4, 3.93 ERA)

Georgia's starting pitcher Alex McRee (4-1, 3.55 ERA) is coming off one of his best starts of his career last week as he fanned eight Florida batters while allowing two runs, one earned. The junior southpaw has 47 strikeouts and 36 walks in 45.2 innings this season.

McRee carries a 11.57 ERA against Vanderbilt in his career but his role has been limited as he has only thrown 2.1 innings against the 'Dores.

The 'Dores look to take the series today and will turn to staff ace, Mike Minor on the mound. The lefthander leads the team in strikeouts (79) and innings pitched (73.1). Minor tied a career high last weekend in a loss to South Carolina allowing seven runs and four walks while striking out one.

Fans can follow today's action on, including live stats and twitter updates. For last night's recap of the series opener between the Bulldogs and Commodores click here.

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