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Vanderbilt takes on Alabama in baseball on May 20, 2017
Vanderbilt takes on Missouri Saturday afternoon at Hawkins Field.
May 2, 2017 - Photos by Joe Howell
Vanderbilt Commodores defeat Tennessee 1-0 Friday night at Hawkins Field.
Vanderbilt takes on Lipscomb on Tuesday night at First Tennessee Park.
Hits: *4, last 4/9/16 at LSU
Runs: *3, last 3/28 vs. Lipscomb
RBI: *5, last 5/19 vs. Alabama
Walks: 3, 3/10/15 vs. Quinnipiac
HRs: *2, last 2/28 vs. SE Louisiana
Strikeouts: 4, 2/25 vs. UIC
Stolen Bases: *3, last 5/6/16 at Texas A&M
COACH CORBIN QUOTE:"Jeren emerged as a key component of our 2015 Omaha team as a freshman and has steadily grown as a player. His physical skills are different, uncommon and fun to watch. He can impact a game with his feet, glove, arm and bat. His best baseball is ahead of him for sure. He is mature and very consistent in everything that he does on and off the field. His disposition makes him fun and easy to coach."
2017 - Named to the All-Tournament team in Clemson Regional... Collected multiple hits for the third time in four games in win vs. Clemson 6/5 with two hits at Clemson Regional... Went 0-for-4 in loss at Clemson 6/4 at Clemson Regional... Doubled twice and drove in three runs with three hits in win at Clemson 6/3 in Clemson Regional... Knocked in four runs and scored two more in win vs. St. John’s 6/2 at Clemson Regional... Struck out twice in SEC Tournament loss to South Carolina 5/23... Named first team All-SEC and All-Defensive Team by the league's coaches... Scored the tying run in tie against Alabama 5/20 going 1-for-3... Matched a career-best with five RBIs in win over Alabama 5/19 finishing a double shy of cycle and hitting his 15th homer of season - most by a Commodore since 2015... Collected three hits and scored twice in victory vs. Alabama 5/18... Belted his team-leading 14th homer of the season as part of two-hit game in win over Middle Tennessee 5/17... Seven-game hitting streak snapped with 0-for-4 in loss at Arkansas 5/14... Moved hitting streak to seven games with seventh inning single in win at Arkansas 5/13... Knocked in a run for the third time in five games and stole his third base in four games in loss at Arkansas 5/12... Singled and stole a base in loss at Louisville 5/9, hits in five straight... Tripled and singled while scoring two runs and driving one in the victory over Missouri 5/7... Singled twice in loss to Missouri 5/6... Scored a run for the fifth straight game in victory over Missouri 5/5, driving in a run... Singled twice and stole his team-best 15th base of the season in win vs. Austin Peay 5/2... Scored a run for third straight game in loss to Tennessee 4/29... Hit his 13th home run of the season in 1-0 win over Tennessee 4/28... Picked up a pair of hits and scored two runs for second straight game in win at Middle Tennessee 4/18... Scored two runs and singled three times in loss to Florida 4/15... Singled and drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in win against Florida 4/14... Hit his team-best 11th home run of the season in loss to Florida 4/13... Went 0-for-5 in loss to Tennessee Tech 4/11... Struck out three times as part of 0-for-4 day at South Carolina 4/8... Singled to push streak to five straight games in win at South Carolina 4/7... Stole two bases and singled twice in win at South Carolina 4/6... Singled and scored in win over UT Martin 4/4... Doubled and scored in victory vs. Kentucky 4/2... Homered twice as part of three-hit game at Kentucky 4/1 driving in four runs, five homers in last six games... Went 0-for-4 in loss at Kentucky 3/31... Smashed his third homer in four games with a towering three-run shot in eighth inning against Lipscomb 3/28... Named SEC Player of the Week after going 9-for-20 with two homers, six RBIs and seven runs scored... Singled twice to push his streak to six straight games with at least two hits in loss to Texas A&M 3/26... Recorded his fifth straight multi-hit game with three hits against Texas A&M 3/25, going 3-for-5 with a double, home run, three runs scored and two RBIs... Belted Vanderbilt's first grand slam since 2015 in win over Texas A&M 3/24 going 2-for-4 with a pair of stolen bases... Crossed the plate three times for the second straight game, going 2-for-6 in win over Belmont 3/22... Scored three runs and collected three hits at Ole Miss 3/19, including his team-best third triple of the season... Hit his team-best fifth home run of the season in ninth inning of win at Ole Miss 3/18 as part of two-hit game... Reached base for the 12th straight game despite going 0-for-3 at Ole Miss 3/17, drawing a walk and striking out twice... Singled and scored to push streak to 11 straight games reaching base in victory vs. Western Kentucky 3/14... Reached base four times and matched a career-high with three runs in win over Saint Mary's 3/12... Singled in loss to Saint Mary's 3/12... Drove in two runs and worked two walks in win over Saint Mary's 3/10, walks in six straight games and RBIs in five straight games... Walked for the fifth straight game and knocked in a run for the fourth straight game in victory vs. Central Arkansas 3/8... Drove in a run for the third time in three games in win over Central Arkansas 3/7 scoring twice and walking for the fourth straight game... Named National Player of the Week by Collegiate baseball after going 6-for-18 with three home runs and eight RBIs over five-game stretch... Drove in three runs with a double off the left field wall in win over CSUN 3/5... Smashed his fourth home run of the year in loss to CSUN 3/4... Singled and reached on a walk in loss to CSUN 3/3... Dropped down a sacrifice bunt and went 0-for-3 in victory over SE Louisiana 3/1... Smashed two home runs as part of a three-hit, four-RBI game against SE Louisiana, second two home run game of his career... Went 0-for-5 in loss to UIC 2/26... Set a career-high with four strikeouts in win over UIC 2/25... Belted his first home run of the season and added a double in loss to UIC 2/24... Singled and scored in win over Evansville 2/22 stealing his first base of the season... Knocked in two runs with two hits, including his second triple of the weekend, at San Diego 2/19... Singled in win at San Diego 2/17... Tripled in his first at-bat of the season as part of two-hit game at San Diego 2/16, starting in center field to earn Opening Day starts in center field and right field (2016).
2016 - Tabbed a third team All-American by NCBWA after hitting .332 with nine home runs, eight triples and 59 RBI to go along with a team-best 28 stolen bases... Drove in two runs and picked up two hits to extend hitting streak to six games in NCAA Regional loss to Washington 6/4... Singled in NCAA Regional loss to Xavier 6/4... Scored two runs and stole his team-leading 28th base of the season in loss to Texas A&M 5/27 at SEC Tournament... Drove in three runs in loss to Ole Miss 5/26 at SEC Tournament finishing a home run shy of the cycle with three RBI, triple was his 8th of the season to match school single-season record... Lined his ninth homer of the year into the seats as part of two-hit, three-run, two-RBI game vs. Auburn G2 5/19... Tripled in a run and scored twice in loss to Louisville 5/10... Singled three times and matched a career-best with three stolen bases in win at Texas A&M 5/6... Doubled as part of two-hit game at Texas A&M 5/5 to extend hitting streak to eight games... Knocked in three runs against Georgia 5/1, hitting his eighth home run, scoring two runs and stealing his 20th base... Fourth triple of the year scored two runs in win vs. Georgia 4/29 going 2-for-4 with two runs scored, five RBI in last three games... Lined his seventh homer of the season over the right field wall in loss at Tennessee 4/24... Matched career-highs in win at LSU 4/9 with his second four-hit, three-run game of the season while driving in four runs, including his sixth home run... Belted his fifth homer of the year in win vs. South Carolina 4/2 driving in two runs and scoring two more... Recorded his third straight two-hit game in win at Missouri 3/25 driving in four runs and scoring one... Reached base for the 20th straight game with a pair of singles in win vs. Mississippi State 3/20 scoring two runs and stealing his 16th base... Swiped his 13th base and scored a run in victory vs. NIU 3/15... Posted his team-best sixth multi-hit game with three hits vs. Radford 3/8 driving in two runs and stealing two bases... Extended hitting streak to nine games with double in first inning in loss at Stanford 3/3, nine straight games to start season with at least one hit and one run... Smashed his first triple of the year off the right field wall to drive in a run in win over UIC 2/26... Named National Hitter, National and SEC Player of the Week after going 10-for-15 with three home runs, 10 RBI and five stolen bases during opening weekend... Homered for third time in three days vs. San Diego 2/21 adding a single and double while scoring three runs in win... Drove in three runs with three singles and stole two bases in win over San Diego 2/20... Opened his sophomore season with a bang, blasting two home runs as part of his four hits to match a career-high while driving in five in the lid lifting win against San Diego 2/19... SUMMER BALL - Starred for Team USA, hitting .290 with two home runs, three triples, five doubles and a team-best 14 RBI.
2015 - Earned Freshman All-American and Freshman All-SEC honors after hitting .281 with eight home runs and 40 RBI... Singled in win over Virginia 6/22 in CWS Finals... Knocked in a run and scored in win over TCU 6/19 at CWS... Belted the first walk-off homer in TD Ameritrade Park history with a two-run blast to beat Cal State Fullerton 6/14 in the College World Series, first CWS walk-off HR since 2009... Smashed his seventh home run of the season in Super Regional win at Illinois 6/6 going 2-for-4 with two runs and three RBI... Named to Nashville NCAA Regional all-tournament team... Belted a two-run homer and added a double to drive in three runs in NCAA Tournament win over Lipscomb 5/29... Named to the SEC All-Tournament team for hitting .353 with six RBI and four runs scored... Smashed his fifth home run with a two-run shot in SEC Tournament win over Missouri 5/20... Came up with a big two-out, two-run single in win at Louisville 5/12... Singled and stole a career-high three bases in win over Florida 5/9 becoming the first Commodore since Jack Lupo in 2013 to steal at least three bases in a game... Big two-run homer in eighth inning proved to be game-winner at Kentucky 5/3 capping 3-for-5 day... Named SEC Freshman of the Week after hitting .462 (6-for-13) with five RBI, including his third home run of the year... Posted his third straight two-hit game in win over Missouri 4/24 hitting his third homer of the year with a two-run shot in the third inning... Belted his second home run of the season with a solo shot at South Carolina 4/18 adding a double and two runs scored... Launched his first career home run in win at MTSU 3/24 as part of his career-best four-hit night that also saw him drive in four runs... Knocked in a run with a triple at Dodger Stadium College Baseball Classic vs. TCU 3/8... Recorded his first two collegiate hits in win over Indiana State 2/22 in Port Charlotte, Fla. with a triple and two-run double... Earned his first career start in center field vs. Santa Clara 2/14 in game one of doubleheader going 0-for-2... SUMMER BALL - Hit .253 with two homers and eight RBI in 20 games for Cotuit in the Cape Cod League.
High School - Named the Wisconsin Player of the Year in 2013 and 2014... Tagged the Wisconsin Gatorade Player of the Year in 2014... A first team all-conference selection in 2013 and 2014... Legion team won state title in 2012... Squad at Holmen HS won conference title 2012-14... Earned six letters playing hockey and baseball... Played summer ball with Vandy teammate Liam Sabino... Academic honor roll all four years of high school... Selected in the 30th round by Boston in 2014 draft.
Academics - Kendall is majoring in psychology.
Personal - Jeren Alan Kendall... Born 2/4/96 in Clearwater, Fla.... Son of Bridget and Jeremey Kendall... Has one brother, Justin... Dad reached Double-A in Phillies organization... Favorites include: Matt Kemp (baseball player), Oakland Athletics (team), hockey (non-baseball sport), Ted, Blue Streak, Rush Hour (movies), Family Guy and House (TV shows), Denzel Washington (actor), pizza (meal), Snoop Lion (music), chips (late night snack)... Says he would be an actor if he was not an athlete... Lists former teammate Dansby Swanson as the guy who would play him in a movie... Uses different as the one word to describe himself... Roommates with Kyle Smith, Joey Abraham and Jordan Sheffield... Chose Vanderbilt because "I knew this would be the place where I could accomplish my goal of being successful whether it is on or off the baseball diamond."