Vanderbilt shuts out Mississippi St 1-0 at SEC Tournament

Vanderbilt catcher Phillip Clarke, left, congratulates pitcher Tyler Brown (21) after Vanderbilt defeated Mississippi State 1-0 in a Southeastern Conference tournament NCAA college baseball game Thursday, May 23, 2019, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

HOOVER, Ala. — Drake Fellows pitched six scoreless innings for his 11th win of the season and top-seeded Vanderbilt beat No. 4 seed Mississippi State 1-0 in the Southeastern Conference Tournament on Thursday night.

Vanderbilt (47-10) continued its roll through SEC competition. The Commodores have won 16 of their past 17 games against league opponents.

Fellows (11-0) gave up just five hits and a walk and struck out eight. Julian Infante’s single in the second inning scored Stephen Scott for the only run of the game.

Mississippi State’s Ethan Small (8-2) was also excellent on the mound, giving up one run on three hits while striking out 11 over seven innings.

Mississippi State (46-12) was playing one day after a 6-5 victory over LSU that lasted 17 innings. The Bulldogs will play LSU again in an elimination game on Friday. Vanderbilt is off until the semifinals on Saturday.

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