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6-2 / 180
Commodores open annual Challenge
Vandy returns 22 lettermen and welcomes 18 freshmen
Weather forecast pushes season opener up to Thursday
VandyBoys triathlon, early morning usher in Omaha Challenge
Kendall & Wright with Team USA, 10 Commodores on the Cape
Baseball headshots w/ hat 2017. (Howell)
2017 - Expected to miss the 2017 season with a knee injury after redshirting in 2016.
2016 - Did not participate in team activities... Summer Ball - Pitched in 10 games, four starts, for Charlottesville in Valley League going 1-4 with a 5.10 ERA.
High School - Lettered in three sports at Wilson Central HS earning four in baseball, three in basketball and one in football... Helped lead Wildcats 20 District title in 2014 and runner-up in 2015 with a trip to sub-state tournament... Named Left-Handed District Pitcher of the Year in 2013 and 2015 after missing 2014 season... Graduated high school with a 4.0 GPA in the top 10% of his class... Played summer ball for Knights Baseball.
Academics - Franklin is undecided on a major in his first year at Vanderbilt.
Personal - Alexander Jace Franklin... Born 8/18/96 in Nashville, Tenn.... Son of Jason and Lorie Franklin... Has one brother, Baylor... Dad played baseball at Motlow State and Cumberland University and later coached high school basketball and baseball... Mom was an All-MidState basketball player... Brother runs cross country... Favorites include: Madison Bumgarner, Chris Sale and David Price (players), Cincinnati Reds (team), Remember the Titans, The Natural, Step Brothers, The Other Guys, The Naked Gun (movies), The Office, Friends (TV shows), Steve Carrell (actor), filet mignon (meal), classic rock and some country (music), peanut butter sandwich with milk (late night snack)... Says he would be an architect or coach if not an athlete... Names Robert Redford ("in his prime") as the actor to play him in a movie... Lists his oddest talent as being "very good at building with Legos"... Uses happy as the one word to describe himself... Roommates with Patrick Raby... Says winning the 11U BPA World Series is his most memorable athletic moment... Chose Vanderbilt because "it's been my dream to come here my whole life. It's the best baseball program in the country and one of the best schools in the country."