The Commodores opened practice on a crisp, cold day on Friday.
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 3/21 at Auburn G2
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 - 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 undecided on a major 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 â?oethe best baseball team and academics in the country.â??