by Travis Young - Here is the lineup for today's elimination game against Middle Tennessee at the Louisville Regional. A couple changes in today’s lineup due to MTSU throwing righthander Chad Edwards. It marks the first time since the SEC Tournament that Vanderbilt will face a righthanded starter.
1. Brian Harris SS
2. Jonathan White CF
3. Steven Liddle RF
4. Curt Casali 1B
5. Aaron Westlake DH
6. Andrew Giobbi C
7. Jason Esposito 3B
8. Riley Reynolds 2B
9. Joe Loftus LF
SP: Caleb Cotham (6-5, 4.63 ERA)
Weather: Sunny, 78 degrees.Winds blowing from N to NW at 8 mph. Another beautiful day for America’s pastime .
As SID reported earlier on the blog, MTSU will send righthander Chad Edwards (8-1, 5.99 ERA) to the hill to face the Commodores. Edwards has the distinction of being the only pitcher to shutout the Commodores this year in a 8-0 decision on April 7. VU could only manage three hits with three walks, while Edwards struck out three in a 126 pitch complete game performance.
Cotham is coming off a strong, complete game seven-inning outing against Arkansas in the semifinals of the SEC Tournament. Cotham, pitching with a torn meniscus, allowed Arkansas to only one run on five hits with seven strikeouts.
Vanderbilt will be the home team Sunday against the second-seeded Blue Raiders.
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