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Beede to face Pecoraro in opener Thursday
June 24, 2014
Vanderbilt topped UC Irvine 6-4 to advance in the College World Series on Monday night at TD Ameritrade Park. (Photos by John Peterson)
Vanderbilt picks up the 3-2 walk off win against Oregon in the NCAA Regional final to advance to the Super Regionals.
Hedman played four seasons in the Boston Red Sox organization after a stellar collegiate career. He was a 50th round selection by the Red Sox in 2009 and went on to reach Double-A Portland in each of his last two seasons of professional baseball.
Hedman's college career was outstanding at Division III Pomona College (Calif.). As a senior in 2009, Hedman led all of Division III in home runs (24), RBI (87), slugging percentage (.994) and total bases (175) on his way to being named Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year and D3Baseball.com National Player of the Year. He was also named a first team All-American, Co-Player of the Year by the American Baseball Coaches Association and Division III Player of the Year by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
Hedman was a high school teammate of former Commodore Aaron Westlake at Shasta High School in Redding, Calif.