Friday, May 7, 2010

Friday baseball lineup vs. LSU

By Travis Young

Live from Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge

Weather: Sunny skies, 90 degrees. Winds blowing 9-14 mph out to center-field

Here is Vanderbilt's starting lineup...

Brian Harris SS
Anthony Gomez 2B
Jason Esposito 3B
Aaron Westlake 1B
Curt Casali DH
Andrew Giobbi C
Connor Harrell CF
Joe Loftus RF
Mike Yastrzemski LF
Sonny Gray SP (6-4, 2.22 ERA)

Gray will make his first career appearance against LSU tonight in front of crowd that is projected to be 10,000 strong. In Gray's last "official" outing he allowed just one run on three hits with 10 strikeouts and no walks in win over Tennessee. A native of Smyrna, Tenn., Gray ranks in the top-four in the SEC in strikeouts (72), opponent batting average (.205) and ERA (2.22).

LSU will counter with ace righthander Anthony Ranaudo. Ranaudo (2-2, 7.01 ERA) has battled some injuries this year and hasn't returned to last season form. Last year the 6-foot-7 righthander went 12-3 with a 3.04 ERA. He was a second-team All-SEC selection in 2009.

Click here for official in-game coverage of tonight's game, including live video and audio.

Click here for a preview of this weekend's series with LSU.

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