Vanderbilt baseball wasted a strong outing by starter Drake Fellows, losing 2-1 at Missouri. Fellows struck out nine batters in seven innings, scattering four hits and a walk, but surrendered two runs (one unearned) and took the loss. The offense got seven hits but only managed to push across one run. Vanderbilt will play the Tigers again tonight at 6:30 PM CT, with the SEC Network+ carrying the game.
Women’s tennis is the top seed in the SEC Tournament, which began on Wednesday but which will see the Commodores play their first match today at 2:00 PM CT against 9-seed Texas A&M. There will be a live stream available.
Vanderbilt got a commitment from Syracuse transfer Matthew Moyer yesterday. As we wrote about yesterday, Moyer will sit out the 2018-19 season and have two years of eligibility remaining after that. (Somebody mentioned in the comments yesterday that Moyer might apply for a sixth year based on being injured during his first year at Syracuse, but getting a sixth year would require missing two seasons to injury, like Josh Henderson.)
That leaves one scholarship available for next season, and obviously Romeo Langford (if he commits) would take that scholarship. We also know that Illinois transfer Michael Finke, who’d be immediately eligible, has an offer and is coming on an official visit soon. Unless somebody else were to leave, Vanderbilt can only take one of the two.
Off the West End
Well, Wade Baldwin’s Portland Trail Blazers are about to get swept out of the first round. Baldwin played 8 minutes and scored a point in the Blazers’ 119-102 loss to the Pelicans, which gave the Pelicans a 3-0 series lead. Also winning last night: BEN SIMMONS (!) and the Philadelphia 76ers, and also the Warriors went up 3-0 on San Antonio.
The NFL released its schedule for the 2018 season and you should know that there were people who watched this on the NFL Network and weren’t paid to do so. The people who watched the women’s collegiate bowling national championship point and laugh at you.
Don’t ever date a Kardashian. It’s not worth it.