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6-3 / 225
Commodores open annual Challenge
Black and Gold Series ends with three straight Team Black wins
Zach King bests Jackson Gillis in Game One duel
Vandy returns 22 lettermen and welcomes 18 freshmen
Raby with Team USA, five Commodores on the Cape
Innings Pitched: 2.0, 5/2 vs. Austin Peay
Strikeouts: 3, 2/22 vs. Evansville
Hits Allowed: *2, last 5/2 vs. Austin Peay
Walks Allowed: 4, 3/25 vs. Texas A&M
Runs Allowed: 3, 3/25 vs. Texas A&M
Coach Corbin Quote - Jackson follows a long line of Vanderbilt left-handed pitchers who have size, arm strength and the ability to throw a quality breaking pitch. He will need a little time to harness and develop his pitches, but his abilities will enable him to compete relatively soon. It will be enjoyable to watch him grow.
2017 - Inherited and left the bases loaded at Clemson 6/5 turning in 1.2 scoreless innings at Clemson Regional... Stranded two inherited runners and worked 1.1 innings of relief against Alabama 5/20... Inherited the bases loaded and stranded them loaded, recording two outs against Middle Tennessee 5/16... Punched out the only two batters he faced in loss Arkansas 5/14... Worked a perfect inning of relief at Louisville 5/9... Turned in his longest outing of the year with two innings of work against Austin Peay 5/2 allowing a run on two hits... Gave up two runs on two hits in 1.1 innings of relief against Florida 4/15... Allowed all three inherited runners to score against Florida 4/11, recording two outs... Struck out two in a perfect inning of relief against Tennessee Tech 4/11... Worked a scoreless inning of relief against UT Martin 4/4... Struggled with command, walking four and giving up three runs on one hit while recording two outs against Texas A&M 3/25... Gave up three inherited runners and two of his own without getting an out against Belmont 3/22... Struck out two with one walk and one hit in lone inning of relief against Central Arkansas 3/8... Walked the lone batter he faced against CSUN 3/4... Impressed in his collegiate debut against Evansville 2/22, striking out the side in 14 pitches.
High School - The top prospect in the state of Massachusetts according to Perfect Game... Lettered four years in baseball and one in football at Wilmington HS... Captained the baseball team as a senior... Played summer and/or high school ball with Ryan January (Arizona Diamondbacks), Rich Gilbride (Siena), Morgan McSweeney (Wake Forest).
Academics - Gillis is undecided on a major.
Personal - Jackson Kennedy Gillis... Born 11/27/97 in Stoneham, Mass.... Son of Joe and Andrea Gillis... Has two siblings, Carlyn and Delaney... Favorites include: David Ortiz (player), Boston Red Sox (team), the Harry Potter series (movies), The Walking Dead (TV show), Will Ferrell (actor), steak (meal), G-Eazy (musician), peanut butter and grape jelly uncrustable (late night snack)... Says Ben Affleck would play him in a movie... Lists card tricks as his oddest talent... Uses funny as the one word to describe himself... Roommates with Michael Sandborn... Starting his first high school game as a freshman is his most memorable athletic moment... Chose Vanderbilt because it is “one of the most prestigious universities in the country.”