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Teams crush four homers in game two of the annual series
Coach Corbin, Connor Kaiser and Julian Infante preview the Black and Gold Series
Vandy returns 22 lettermen and welcomes 18 freshmen
Raby with Team USA, five Commodores on the Cape
Derby set to air on ESPN2 live July 1
Vanderbilt takes on Alabama in baseball on May 20, 2017
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.
The Commodores and Aggies begin their weekend series Friday night at Hawkins Field.
Hits: 4, 3/22 vs. Belmont
Runs: 4, 3/22 vs. Belmont
RBI: 7, 5/7 vs. Missouri
Walks: 3, 3/12 vs. Saint Mary's G2
HRs: *1, last 5/14 at Arkansas
Strikeouts: 4, 3/18 at Ole Miss
Coach Corbin Quote: Julian is another very directed young man. Mature, self-motivated, timely and caring teammate. He has all the qualities of a future leader well beyond his Vanderbilt years. Like several of his freshman teammates last year, Julian gave us a shot in the arm when he returned from a wrist injury to impact our lineup. He is a consummate worker and has a wonderful spirit about him.
2017 - Struck out twice in win vs. Clemson 6/5 at Clemson Regional... Went 0-for-4 in loss at Clemson 6/4 at Clemson Regional... Singled twice in win at Clemson 6/3 in Clemson Regional... Drove in three runs and singled three times in Clemson Regional win over St. John’s 6/2... Struck out twice in SEC Tournament loss to South Carolina 5/23... Singled twice and scored a run in tie vs. Alabama 5/20... Drove in three runs in win over Alabama 5/19, RBIs in five straight games... Singled three times driving in two runs and scoring three more in win vs. Alabama 5/18... Scored twice and drove in a run for the third straight game in win over Middle Tennessee 5/16... Homered for the second day in a row with a solo shot as part of two-hit game at Arkansas 5/14... Big three-run homer busted game open in win at Arkansas 5/13 as part of two-hit game... Struck out twice and went 0-for-4 in loss at Arkansas 5/12... Went 1-for-4 in loss at Louisville 5/9... Drove in a career-best seven runs to become first Commodore since Dominic de la Osa in 2006 to drive in seven in a single in win over Missouri, matching a Hawkins Field record with three doubles... Went 0-for-5 in loss to Missouri 5/6... Drove in three runs with his first triple of the season to deliver lead in win vs. Missouri 5/5... Doubled and drove in three runs in victory vs. Austin Peay 5/2... Made two errors and went 0-for-3 in loss to Tennessee 4/29... Went 0-for-3 in win over Tennessee 4/28... Drove in three runs as part of three-hit game, including two doubles, in win over Georgia in second game of doubleheader 4/22... Went 0-for-4 in loss to Georgia 4/22... Belted his ninth homer of the year and scored two runs in win at Georgia 4/21... Smashed his first career grand slam in win at Middle Tennessee 4/18, scoring three runs... Drove in two runs with a pair of single in loss to Florida 4/15... 10-game hitting streak snapped in win vs. Florida 4/14 going 0-for-3 with a walk... Ninth inning single against Florida 4/13 pushed hitting streak to 10 games... Extended hitting streak to nine games with RBI-double in loss to Tennessee Tech 4/11... Pushed hitting streak to eight games with a single in loss at South Carolina 4/8... Hit game-winning, two-run homer in top of the 13th inning at South Carolina 4/7, home runs in three of last four games... Smashed his sixth homer of the season in win at South Carolina 4/6, RBIs in three straight games... Drove in a run for the second straight game going 1-for-4 in victory vs. UT Martin 4/4... Homered as part of a three-hit game in win at Kentucky 4/2... Collected two hits for the second time in three games in loss at Kentucky 4/1... Singled in loss at Kentucky 3/31... Singled twice and walked in victory vs. Lipscomb 3/28... Went 0-for-5 in loss vs. Texas A&M 3/26... Smashed his second homer in three games in victory vs. Texas A&M 3/25, going 2-for-3 with three RBIs... Went 0-for-4 in win over Texas A&M 3/24... Set career-bests with four hits and four runs scored in win against Belmont 3/22, driving in three runs and hitting his third homer... Knocked in two runs with a pair of hits in loss at Ole Miss 3/19... Singled and struck out a career-high four times in win at Ole Miss 3/18... Seven-game hitting streak snapped at Ole Miss 3/17 going 0-for-3 with a walk... Recorded his fourth two-hit game in his last five in victory over Western Kentucky 3/14, walking twice and driving in a run... Pushed hitting streak to six games with a pair of singles in win over Saint Mary's 3/12, also drove in a run and scored two more while setting a new career-best with three walks... Doubled in loss to Saint Mary's 3/12... Drove in three runs with a bases clearing double to put VU in lead in win over Saint Mary's 3/10... Scored a run for the third straight game in win over Central Arkansas 3/8 going 2-for-4... Reached base twice with a single and walk in win over Central Arkansas 3/7... Singled and scored in win over CSUN 3/5... Walked and went 0-for-3 in loss to CSUN 3/4... Singled three times to set a new career-best in loss to CSUN 3/3, driving in a run and scoring a run for third straight game... Hit his second home run of the season with a solo shot in win over SE Louisiana 3/1... Seven-game hitting streak snapped with 0-for-4 against SE Louisiana 2/28, walked and scored in win... Posted his third two-hit game of the season with a pair of singles with one RBI in loss to UIC 2/26... Singled and scored in win over UIC 2/25 to push hitting streak to six games... Reached base twice with a single and walk in loss to UIC 2/24... Drove in a run for the third straight game, going 1-for-4 in win over Evansville 2/22... Matched a career-best with three RBIs in series-clinching win at San Diego 2/19 going 2-for-4 with a double... Smashed his first home run of the year, a two-run shot, at San Diego 2/17... Singled twice as the starting first baseman on Opening Day at San Diego 2/16.
2016 - Missed the first two months of the season with a broken wrist but hit six home runs in 26 games in the second half of the season, starting 22 and hitting .259 as a true freshman... Singled and struck out twice in NCAA Regional loss to Xavier 6/4... Went 0-for-3 in loss to Texas A&M 5/27 at SEC Tournament... Doubled and scored in loss to Ole Miss 5/26 at SEC Tournament... Hit a home run for second straight day in win over Texas A&M 5/25 as part of two-hit, two-run day... Came off the bench to hit pinch-hit homer in win over Missouri 5/24 in SEC Tournament opener... Matched a career-high with three strikeouts in win over Auburn G1 5/19... Started his first career game at 3B in win over Morehead State 5/17 going 1-for-4 with two RBI... Singled for his fifth hit of the weekend at Florida 5/15, going 5-for-12 in the series... Smashed his fourth home run of the season with a solo shot in the second inning at Florida 5/14... Singled twice in loss at Florida 5/13... Struck out a career-high three times in loss to Louisville 5/10, going 0-for-5... Went 0-for-3 at Texas A&M 5/7... Walked twice and scored a run in win at Texas A&M 5/6... Singled in loss at Texas A&M 5/5 to extend hitting streak to six games... Matched a career-high with three RBI in win vs. Western Kentucky 5/3 with a career-best two hits going for a double and a triple... Hit a first inning home run in win over Georgia 5/1, scoring two runs and walking twice... Doubled for the second straight day in win vs. Georgia 4/30 driving in a run for the third straight game... Drove in a career-high three runs in win over Georgia 4/29, scoring twice... Hit his second home run in just his fifth career start going 1-for-4 with two RBI vs. Austin Peay 4/26... Struck out twice and went 0-for-4 in loss at Tennessee 4/24... Singled in loss at Tennessee 4/23... Singled in win at Tennessee 4/22... Hit his first career home run in his first career start (1B), scoring two runs in win over Central Arkansas 4/19... Made his collegiate debut in win vs. Middle Tennessee 4/12 singling as a pinch hitter... SUMMER BALL - Played in 25 games for Brewster in the Cape Cod League hitting .205 with two home runs and nine RBI.
High School - Named an All-American by Perfect Game after helping Westminister Christian to the Florida state championship... Holds the Florida state record for home runs in a single season with BBCOR bats with 13... Tagged the as the Miami Dade Player of the Year in 2015 and Hitter of the Year in 2014 and 2015... Helped Warriors win Regional titles 2012-13 and 2015 and District titles 2012-15... Captained baseball team as a junior and senior... Lettered in basketball and baseball... Played summer/high school ball with several Division I players including Daniel Reyes (Florida), Elih Marrero (Mississippi State), Romy Gonzalez (Miami), Jonathan India (Florida) and Adrian Mayans (Davidson).
Academics - Infante is majoring in economics.
Personal - Julian Joseph Infante... Born 9/24/96 in Miami, Fla.... Son of Mati and Joseph Infante... Has on sister, Taylor... Parents were both born in Cuba... Nickname is Juls... Favorites include: Josh Donaldson (player), New York Yankees (team), 300 (movie), Arrow (TV show), Channing Tatum (actor), sushi (meal), The Weeknd (musician), bananas (late night snack)... Says he would be a public speaker if he was not an athlete... Lists Channing Tatum as the actor that would play him in a movie... Uses different as the one word to describe himself... Roommates with Maddux Conger... Names hitting a game-leading double off the wall in the state championship game as his most memorable athletic moment... Chose Vanderbilt "because I believe that it can provide me with the resources to become the man I want to be. Vanderbilt allows me to use all the talents God provided me with."