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Vandy opens NCAA Tournament vs. Lipscomb
Sonny Gray turns in first career shutout on national TV
Lefty is sixth Commodore to be selected by Tigers in last three years
Hits: 4, most recently at Auburn (3/29/09)
Runs: 4 at Auburn (3/29/09)
RBI: 5, vs. Mississippi State (4/24/09)
Walks: 2, most recently vs. Wofford (3/8/11)
HRs: 2, at Georgia (5/8/09)
Strikeouts: 3, most recently at Arkansas (3/25/11)
Stolen Bases: 1, most recently vs. Brown (3/4/11)
Coach Corbin Quote: Aaron is another one of our players that chose to return for his forth year after being drafted and our team is going to benefit greatly from it. He is a very unique offensive player that possesses true hitting ability matched with power. He has performed very well the last two years and will anchor the first base position for us this year. He has a chance to be one of the better defensive first baseman in our league as well.
2011: Knocked in a run for the fifth straight game going 1-for-2 at Auburn 4/3... Hit his fifth home run of the year going 2-for-4 at Auburn 4/2... Scored two runs going 1-for-4 with RBI-double at Auburn 4/1... Collected his 12th two-hit game of the year going 2-for-4 with a RBI against UT-Martin 3/29... Hit his team-leading fourth home run of the year going 1-for-3 at Arkansas 3/27... Recorded his team-best 11th two-hit game at Arkansas 3/26... Equaled a career-high with three strikeouts at Arkansas 3/25... Registered an extra-base hit for the fifth straight game going 2-for-3 with two runs scored against Tennessee Tech 3/22... Had his third three-hit game of the year belting his third home run and driving in three runs against Mississippi State 3/20... Collected his 11th multi-hit game of the year going 2-for-4 with a triple against Mississippi State 3/19... Drove in a run going 1-for-4 with a double against Mississippi State 3/18... Scored two runs going 2-for-5 with a double and RBI against Purdue 3/15... Snapped an eight-game hitting streak going 0-for-4 against UIC 3/13... Extended his hitting streak to eight games going 1-for-4 with one RBI against UIC 3/12... Went 1-for-3 with a runs scored to extend his hit streak to seven games in win over UIC 3/11... Extended his hitting streak to six games with his sixth straight multi-hit game going 2-for-5 against Kennesaw State 3/9... Ran his total to five RBI in his last three games with his fifth straight multi-hit game (11-for-18) going 2-for-3 with two RBI and three runs scored against Wofford 3/8... Went a perfect 3-for-3 with his second home run of the year, two doubles and two runs scored in win over Brown 3/6... Drove in two runs and went 2-for-5 against Brown 3/6... Second straight two-hit game going 2-for-3 with his second stolen base in win over Brown 3/4... Scored two runs and 2-for-4 against Western Kentucky 3/1... Struckout twice and went 0-for-4 in final game against Stanford 2/27... Went a perfect 3-for-3 with a double and his first home run of the year against Stanford 2/26... Went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in win over Stanford 2/25... Knocked in a run and went 1-for-3 against Belmont 2/23... Walked twice and went 2-for-3 with one RBI at USD 2/20 in game two of doublehader... Went 0-for-3 in first game of double dip at USD 2/20... Drove in two runs and went 2-for-5 at SDSU 2/19... Scored a run and went 1-for-2 at USD 2/18.
2009: Named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American and ABCA/Rawlings All-South Region Second Team honors after hitting .377 with 10 home runs, 57 RBI and 53 runs scored in 63 games... Won the SEC batting title with .377 ba./avg... Selected to the All-SEC Freshman team as a desiginated hitter... Tied for the team high in home runs (10)... Collected a team-high 90 hits, ranking 4th in the SEC... Ranked second on the team in slugging percentage (.565), third in on-base percentage (.440)... Named to the Louisville All-Regional team after hitting .368 during the Regional... Went a combined 7-for-19 with two home runs, three doubles, four RBI and five runs scored in the five-game regional... Went 2-for-4 with a home run and double to go along with two runs scored against MTSU (5/31). Went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored against MTSU (5/29)... Went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and run scored in 11-1 route over Arkansas at the SEC Tournament (5/23)... Launched eighth home run of the season with two-run shot against South Carolina at the SEC Tournament (5/21)... Went 1-for-4 with four RBI, including a three-run opposite field home run in series finale against Tennessee (5/16)... Had monster series against Georgia (5/8-5/10), going 7-for-11 (.636) with two home runs, five RBI and five runs scored, earning SEC Player of the Week honors. Posted third multi-hit game in four games with a pair of hits and a run scored in second game of doubleheader against Belmont (5/5)... Went 2-for-4 with a double, RBI and run scored in Sunday game against South Carolina (5/3)... Reached base all four at-bats with three hits including solo home run, walk and run scored against South Carolina (5/2)... Had a career day with a grand slam home run and five RBI against Mississippi State on 4/24... Had two hits against Louisville on 4/22... Combined for one run, three hits, and RBI in doubleheader against Alabama on 4/18... Contributed two hits and one run en route to shutting out Morehead State 8-0 on 4/15... Went 2-for-4 with two hits and two RBI against Middle Tennessee on 4/14... Collected RBI against Arkansas on 4/11... Went 4-for-5 with two doubles, two RBI and four runs scored against Auburn (3/29) ... Went 4-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored against Auburn (3/27) ... Reached base three out of four times with two hits, two RBI and two runs scored against Belmont (3/18)... Went 1-for-3 with a walk and RBI in Sunday game against Ole Miss (3/15)... Went 2-for-4 with a walk and RBI in Friday game with Ole Miss (3/13)... Drove in two runs with RBI Double in the top of the sixth inning, finishing 2-for-5 with two runs scored against Lipscomb... Belted first collegiate homerun with two-run shot in the bottom of the fifth inning in Sunday game against UIC (3/8)... Finished 2-for-3 with double and homerun while driving in three runs in series finale with UIC (3/8)... Notched third four-hit game of the season with 4-for-4 game with an RBI and run scored against UIC (3/7)... Drove in career high four runs with two hits, including a double against Lipscomb (3/3)... Had a monster series against Vermont, going 10-for-13 with six runs and three doubles in three game series with Catamounts (2/27-3/1)... Made first start at catcher in second game of Vermont series (2/28), replacing Andrew Giobbi who fractured his hand in first game of series... Collected two consecutive four-hit games in first two games against Vermont, going a combined 8-of-9... Went 2-for-3 with with a walk and run scored in series finale against Stanford (2/21)... Collected three hits in five at-bats with an RBI and run scored in season opener against Stanford (2/20) ... Hit .312 with 13 extra-base hits (eight doubles, three triples and two home runs) for New England Collegiate League Eastern Division Champ Newport in summer. Led team in RBI (24), hits (34) total bases (54) and triples (3) during the regular season. Selected as the starting designated hitter for the East squad in the 16th Annual NECBL All-Star game.
2008: Missed the last two months of the season due to injury...Hit .241 with three runs scored in 29 at bats...First collegiate appearance came against Arizona State (2/23), going 0-for-1 with a base on balls...Recorded first career hit against Louisville (3/4) and scored first collegiate run...Saw action in all three games of South Carolina (3/14-16) series, going 2-for-5...Started against Middle Tennessee (3/26) and recorded two hits with an RBI and two runs scored...Drove in three runs and had a career-high tying two hits in series finale against Arkansas (3/30) ... Hit .209 with three doubles and four RBI in 29 games for Keene in the New England Collegiate Baseball League over the summer.
High School: Listed as the No. 55 prospect in talent-rich California by Baseball America entering the June 2007 draft ... Preseason Rawlings All-American at Shasta High ... First-team all-state and section MVP in 2006 ... First team all-league in 2005-07 and first team all-section from 2004-07 ... Helped lead team to section championships in 2004 ... Led his section in walks with 46 and RBI with 52 ... Captained the baseball team in junior and senior years and the basketball team in 2006-07 school year ... Earned four varsity letters in baseball and one in basketball ... Was a Junior Olympics gold medal winner in 2005 ... Named to Sunbelt All-Tournament team in 2006 in summer league action.
Personal: Aaron James Westlake ... Born 12/27/88 .... Son of Steve and Deanna Westlake ... Has a sister, Marissa ... A financial management major... Favorites include Albert Pujols, Tom Hanks and movies Saving Private Ryan and The Green Mile ... Chose Vanderbilt because he wanted to be a part of a brotherhood of baseball players who are striving for the same thing-victory.