Kevin Ziomek improves to 5-0 with strong effort for No. 2 Vanderbilt
Kevin Ziomek continued his hot start to the collegiate baseball season with another outstanding effort for No. 2-ranked Vanderbilt.
The lefty from Amherst took a no-hitter into the seventh inning at Auburn Friday. Ziomek settled for a five-hitter with five strikeouts, two walks and two runs allowed (one earned) in 81∕3 innings of a 5-2 win.
Ziomek retired the first 16 batters of the game until a one-out walk in the sixth. The junior allowed a one-out single to center in the seventh for the first hit.
Ziomek allowed two hits and a run in the eighth and two hits in the ninth.
Vanderbilt gave Ziomek a 5-0 lead after three innings and he took it from there. He threw 114 pitches en route to his fifth win in as many starts for the Commodores (17-2).
It was the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.
Brian Miller struck out one for his fifth save.
Seton Hall 9, UMass 0 — John Jennings had three hits, while Ryan Cusick, Anthony Serino and Adam Picard each had one but the Minutemen (1-6) fell in New Jersey.
San Jose State 8, UMass 5 — The Minutewomen (2-12) took a 5-0 lead after two innings but fell in Santee, Calif.
Cyndil Matthew and Taylor Carbone (RBI) each had two hits, while Quianna Diaz-Patterson and Tiffany Meeks each had one RBI.