Vanderbilt baseball defeated Florida 2-0 to open the series Thursday night. Photos by Joe Howell.
Career Game Highs Innings Pitched:7.0, 3/15 vs. Arkansas Strikeouts:7, 3/3 vs. Evansville Hits Allowed: 6, 3/21 at Auburn G2 Walks Allowed: 6, 3/29 vs. Tennessee Runs Allowed: *3, last 5/9 vs. Florida
COACH CORBIN QUOTE - We are all excited to see him get the baseball and compete. He has had to be very patient through the process of arm rehabilitation, but he has worked his way back and now gives himself the opportunity to help us. He has a special arm and is very athletic. Jordan certainly has a bright future ahead of him. He was the winner of the Omaha Challenge for pitchers.
2015 - Struck out the side to finish off team’s 12th shutout of season and clinch NCAA Regional with win over Radford 6/1... Allowed one run on three hits over 1.1 innings of relief before a rain delay knocked him out of game in SEC Tournament Championship game vs. Florida 5/24... Worked five scoreless innings out of the bullpen allowing just one hit with four strikeouts in SEC Tournament win over Missouri 5/20... Picked up the win at Alabama 5/15 with three solid innings of relief allowing one run on two hits with three strikeouts... Pegged with the loss after giving up lead in ninth and allowing two unearned runs in 10th inning of loss to Florida 5/9... Earned the win out of the bullpen at Kentucky 5/3 working 1.1 innings with three strikeouts... Worked a perfect ninth inning to finish off victory over Missouri 4/25... Recorded one out and allowed a walk and single at South Carolina 4/18... Pinned with his first collegiate loss vs. Belmont 4/14 allowing a solo home run in the eighth inning in his only inning of work out of the bullpen... Walked four and allowed three runs on four hits across two-plus innings vs. Ole Miss 4/11, 16 walks over last three starts (11 IP)... Matched his career-high with six walks for the second straight start in no decision at Georgia 4/5 allowing only two runs on three hits with two strikeouts over five innings... Struggled with command in his fourth start walking a career-high six over four-plus innings against Tennessee 3/29 allowing two runs on four hits... Tossed his third straight quality start allowing three runs on six hits with six strikeouts over six innings of a no decision at Auburn 3/21 in nightcap... Named TSWA Pitcher of the Week for his 13 scoreless innings over his first two career starts... Turned in a career-best and team-high seven scoreless innings in his first weekend start against Arkansas 3/15 scattering two hits and striking out four in a no decision... Dominated in his first career start vs. Quinnipiac 3/10 tossing six scoreless innings to earn his third win of the season, struck out three and scattered three hits... Earned his second win of the year with a career-high five innings out of the pen allowing three runs on one hit and four walks to go along with a career-best seven strikeouts vs. Evansville 3/3... Punched out three but allowed two runs on a single and two walks over 1.1 innings vs. Illinois State 2/28... Struck out the side in his lone inning of work vs. Western Kentucky 2/25... Stranded a pair of inherited runners getting a ground out to end the inning in win over Indiana State 2/22 in Port Charlotte, Fla.... Walked three over 1.1 innings against Indiana State 2/20 in Port Charlotte, Fla. not allowing a run or a hit... Notched the win in relief with 3.2 scoreless innings against Santa Clara 2/14 G2 in his collegiate debut striking out three and allowing only one hit.
HIGH SCHOOL - A Rawlings first team All-American and member of 16U Team USA... All-Conference pick 2011-12... Team won district four straight seasons 2010-13 and regional champs in 2013... Team played in high school invitational at Team USA Complex in 2013... Drafted in the 13th round by Boston in 2013.
ACADEMICS - Sheffield is majroing in American Studies in his second year at Vanderbilt.
PERSONAL - Jordan Ladon Sheffield... Born 6/1/95 in Tullahoma, Tenn.... Son of Misty and Travis... Has two brothers, Justus and Jaxon... Cousin Tony Sheffield was second pick by Boston in 1992 MLB draft... Favorites include Jackie Robinson (baseball player), Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves (baseball team), Call of Duty (video game), Love & Basketball (movie), Martin (TV show), Will Smith (actor), taco salad (meal), peanut butter Clif bar (late night snack), Panama City Beach, Fla. (vacation spot)... Uses confident as the one word to describe himself... Says Will Smith would play him in a movie... Roommates with Ryan Johnson... Chose Vanderbilt for the best baseball team and academics in the country.