Top-ranked Vandy hosts Santa Clara Friday
Kemp named first team All-American
VU opens play on Wednesday
Commodores return home for final week of regular season against Belmont, Alabama
Seven-run fifth sends Dores to victory, match school record with 22nd SEC win
Coach Corbin Quote: Casey will take on the closer role for us this year. He is constantly developing into a very good pitcher. He has very good arm strength with a hard breaking ball and has matured both physically and mentally.
2006: Went 1-1 with a 3.33 ERA in 21 relief appearances ... Recorded three saves while striking out 38 batters in 27 innings with 16 walks ... Earned Alaska Summer League Closer of the Year honors and was a late addition to the USA National Team that captured a gold medal in the FISU World Championships in Havana, Cuba in August ... Was 1-1 with a 5.06 ERA in nine appearances in SEC play with 13 strikeouts and 10 walks in 10.2 innings ... Picked up third save of the year with two innings of relief against Michigan (6/4) in the NCAA Atlanta Regional. Gave up one run, unearned, on three hits with three strikeouts against the Wolverines ... Allowed a run on one hit in 0.2 innings against Ole Miss (5/28) in championship game of the SEC tourney ... Gave up three runs on one hit in a third of an inning against Georgia (5/27) in tournament semifinal ... Struck out two in an inning of hitless relief against Georgia (5/24) in opening game of tournament ... Picked up second save of the year with 1.2 innings of one-hit scoreless relief against South Carolina (5/19) with three strikeouts ... Struck out lone batter he faced against the Gamecocks (5/18) ... Earned first save of the year with 1.1 innings of one-hit relief against Middle Tennessee (5/16) ... Did not allow a run in 0.2 innings against Lipscomb (5/10) ... Gave up two runs on two hits in 0.1 innings against Kentucky (4/30) ... Allowed a run on no hits with two walks in 1.2 innings against Kentucky (4/29) ... Pitched an inning of one-hit scoreless relief against Austin Peay (4/25) ... Did not allow a run in 0.2 innings of work against Alabama (4/23) ... Gave up a hit in an inning of scoreless relief against Middle Tennessee (4/18) ... Allowed one run on two hits in 1.1 innings of work against Georgia (4/16) ... Did not allow a run on four hits in 1.2 innings of work against Georgia (4/14) ... Pitched two innings of scoreless relief against Lipscomb (4/12) ... Was charged with the loss against Arkansas (4/8) after giving up two runs on two hits in 1.1 innings ... Struck out a career high six batters in 3.1 innings of relief against Austin Peay (4/5) ... Was one of nine pitchers to contribute to Vanderbilt's school record of 38.2 consecutive scoreless innings (span of five games from 3/18-3/25) ... Struck out four with three walks in 1.2 innings of scoreless work against Auburn (3/25) ... Struck out five in two innings of work against Butler (3/14) ... Made his first appearance against Brown (3/11) and struck out two in an inning of scoreless relief ... Went 1-0 with a 0.84 ERA and eight saves for Anchorage. Struck out 25 with just six walks in 21.1 innings while holding opponents to a .085 batting average. Was named the No. 4 pro prospect out of the league by Baseball America ... Struck out 17 with eight walks in nine innings of relief for Team USA ... Drafted by Detroit in the 25th round of the June draft.
2004-2005: Played at Sacramento City College ... Helped lead team to 23-12 record and second place conference finish in 2005 ... Went 1-2 with a 3.83 ERA in 42.1 innings ... Struck out 36 while walking 23 ... Was used as an outfielder as a freshman, playing in 18 games and scoring eight runs in 23 at bats.
High School: Was a two-time all-league pick at Laguna Creek High School in 2002-03 ... Also earned all-city honors by the Sacramento Bee in 2003 ... Received the team's 2002-03 Hit Award (hustle, intensity, team) ... A two year letterwinner and starter ... Was the Pitcher of the Year in 2003 for his summer team, Norte Del Rio.
Personal: Casey McGhee Weathers ... Born 6/10/85 .... Son of Jay and Warene Weathers ... Has a sister, Jillian ... Favorites include the movies Old School and Snatch; Barry Bonds, Dirk Nowitzki, Ed Norton and Seinfeld ... Considers Barry Bonds to be the greatest baseball player of all-time.