Karl Ellison - 25


Naples, Fla.

High School:
Barron Coliler

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 185



Karl Ellison


Vandy tabbed preseason No. 1 by Collegiate Baseball

Top spot in preseason poll is first for Dores


Commodores split games vs. Winter League teams

Vanderbilt goes 5-2 on trip


Dores sweep split squad games on busy day

Johnson, Rogers, Murfee shine in wins on Tuesday


Gold team hammers Black to even series

Swanson belts two homers, Wiel adds two-run shot in win


Black & Gold rosters set

Pfeifer, Wiel captain squads

Career Game Highs
Hits:2, 4/15 vs. MTSU
Runs: *2, last 6/6 vs. Stanford
RBI: *2, last 4/15 vs. MTSU
Walks: 3, 6/7 vs. Louisville
Strikeouts: 3, 6/25 vs. Virginia
Stolen Bases:

COACH CORBIN QUOTE: Karl is a very positive young man. He has a great personality, which will add to his leadership skills behind the plate. He has an advanced knowledge of catching and receiving and shows very good potential as a hitter. He also has a very good motor for the game.

2014 - Started behind the plate and struck out a career-high three times in win over Virginia 6/25 to clinch national title... Went 0-for-4 but caught all 10 innings of win vs. Texas 6/21 to advance to CWS Finals... Struck out twice and went 0-for-5 as the DH in win over UC Irvine 6/16 at College World Series... Walked a career-high three times going 0-for-1 in College World Series win over Louisville 6/14... Grounded out as a pinch hitter in Super Regional vs. Stanford 6/8... Started behind the plate and went 0-for-4 in loss to Stanford 6/7... Scored two runs and went 1-for-2 as the DH vs. Stanford 6/6 in Super Regional win... Hit by a pitch as a pinch hitter vs. Oregon 6/1 in NCAA Regional championship game to start game-tying rally... Started behind the plate and went 1-for-3 in win over Oregon 5/31... Struck out in his only at-bat vs. LSU 5/21 at SEC Tournament... Knocked in a run and went 1-for-3 vs. South Carolina 5/16... Started behind the plate and matched his career-best with two walks vs. SEMO 5/13... Knocked in a run with a safety squeeze bunt at Florida 5/9... Came off the bench to go 0-for-3 with two strikeouts vs. Louisville 5/6... Started behind the dish at Missouri 5/4 going 0-for-2... Went 0-for-2 vs. Georgia 4/25... Started behind the plate vs. Memphis 4/22 going 0-for-2... Grounded out to end the game as a pinch hitter at Arkansas 4/20... Singled in win at Arkansas 4/19... Posted a career night with two hits, two runs and two RBI to set career-best marks in win over MTSU 4/15... Struck out in his only at-bat vs. Texas A&M 4/11... Picked up his first career start at DH going 1-for-2 with a career-high two RBI against Indiana State 4/8... Earned the start at Tennessee 4/5 going 0-for-1 with a walk... Walked twice and went 1-for-1 with a run scored against UT-Martin 4/1... Drove in his first career run with a single in win over Kentucky 3/29... Started behind the plate against Belmont 3/25 going 0-for-2... Entered the game at Mississippi State 3/21 as a defensive replacement and went 1-for-2... Collected his first career triple going 1-for-5 at Belmont 3/18... Started behind the plate going 1-for-2 with a walk in win vs. Winthrop 3/8... Earned his first career start behind the plate going 1-for-4 in win at MTSU 3/5... Went 0-for-1 off the bench in victory over UIC 2/23... Smacked the first pitch he saw a Commodore into left-center field for a single in his collegiate debut against UIC 2/21.

High School - Lettered four years for the Barron Collier Cougars... Won three straight district championships 2011-13 and claimed the Sarasota Classic championship in 2012... Tabbed an All-Conference performer in 2012 and All-County 2012-13... Played summer ball with numerous Division I athletes including teammates Penn Murfee and John Kilichowski... Played summer ball with FTB Mizuno and the legendary Midland Redskins.

Academics - Ellison is undecided on a major in his first year at Vanderbilt.

Personal - Karl David Ellison... Born 5/23/95 in Cincinnati, Ohio... Son of Richard and Paula... Has four siblings, Aaron, Joel, Rachel and Marisa... Favorites include Buster Posey (baseball player), New York Yankees (baseball team), MLB The Show (video game), The Natural and Superbad (movies), Criminal Minds and SportsCenter (TV shows), Seth Rogen (actor), Steak and mashed potatoes (meal), J. Cole (musician), San Diego (vacation spot)... Uses spontaneous as the one word to describe himself... Says he would be a broadcaster if not an athlete... Roommates with John Kilichowski... Chose Vanderbilt because it's a "great school with great coaches and players


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