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34 former Dores set to open seasons this week
Esposito, Kemp earn MiLB Gold Gloves
Five Commodores ink pro deals
Sonny Gray turns in first career shutout on national TV
Offense explodes for season-high 19 runs in win
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Vanderbilt vs. Louisville, June 9, 2013, Game Two of Super Regionals, Photos by Joe Howell
Vanderbilt vs. Louisville, June 8, 2013, NCAA Super Regionals. Photos by Steve Green.
Photos of Vanderbilt's 7-1 win over Georgia Tech in the Nashville Regional Championship game. Photos by Joe Howell.
http://vucommodores.com Vanderbilt defeated Georgia Tech 7-1 to advance. Photos by John Russell, VU Photography.
Vanderbilt vs. Illinois on June 1, 2013, in the NCAA Baseball Regional. Photos by Freddy Breedon.
2013 SEC Player of the Year
2013 BA First Team All-American
2013 ABCA First Team All-South Region
2013 ABCA First Team All-American
2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2013 Louisville Slugger Preseason All-American
2012 Louisville Slugger Preseason All-American
2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2011 First Team Freshman All-American
2011 First Team All-SEC
2011 SEC Freshman of the Year
2011 SEC All-Freshman Team
Career Game Highs
Hits:*5, last 2/19 at Belmont
Runs:*4, last 2/24 vs. Monmouth
RBI: 4, 3/13/12 vs. Siena
Walks: *3, last 6/3 vs. Georgia Tech
HRs: 1, 4/3/12 vs. UT-Martin
Strikeouts: *3, last 4/12 vs. Missouri
Stolen Bases: 3, 5/19/12 vs. Ole Miss
Coach Corbin Quote: Tony is a special talent. It takes a rare athlete to make a move from the outfield to second base in the middle of the season and play it proficiently. His physical tools are uncommon and his positive personality is infectious. He is one the most exciting players we have had in our program in quite sometime.
2013 -Selected by Houston in the fifth round... Went 1-for-5 in Super Regional loss to Louisville 6/9... Singled in loss to Louisville 6/8 in Super Regional... Matched a career-best with three walks, including two intentionally, in NCAA Tournament win over Georgia Tech 6/3... Singled in loss to Georgia Tech 6/2 in NCAA Tournament... Became just the fourth Commodore in history (Warner Jones, Pedro Alvarez, Ryan Flaherty) to record 100 hits in a season with a 4-for-6 game vs. Illinois 6/1 in NCAA Tournament win... Went 0-for-5 in NCAA Tournament win vs. ETSU 5/31 to snap 12-game hitting streak... Named the SEC Player of the Year becoming the second Commodore win the award (Hunter Bledose, 1999) and third player in SEC history to win both Freshman of the Year and SEC Player of the Year in his career (Auburn's Hunter Morris, Ole Miss' Stephen Head) also first team All-SEC and All-Defensive team... Went 0-for-4 with two walks in SEC Tournament Championship Game loss to LSU 5/26... Knocked in three runs and singled twice in SEC Tournament victory over Mississippi State 5/25... Stole two bases and singled three times in win over Texas A&M at SEC Tournament... Singled and scored in win vs. South Carolina 5/23 at SEC Tournament... Singled in SEC Tournament loss to Texas A&M 5/22... Notched his seventh straight multi-hit game with two singles and two runs scored in win vs. Alabama 5/18... Started the game with a hit for the seventh straight game posting his sixth straight multi-hit game with a pair of singles in loss to Alabama 5/17... Stayed hot with his fifth straight multi-hit game going 2-for- 4 in win vs. Alabama 5/16... Posted his fourth straight multi-hit game with his ninth three-hit game, including his 21st career triple to match the SEC career mark, in win vs. Belmont 5/14... Named SEC Player of the Week for the second time this season 5/13 becoming the first Commodore to win the award twice in the same season since Dom de la Osa in 2007... Singled and doubled in win at Kentucky 5/12 with two runs scored and one RBI... Posted his second three-hit game of the day in twin bill sweep at Kentucky 5/11... Led off the game with a double and added two more singles for his team- best seventh three-hit game of the year in win at Kentucky 5/11... Doubled and scored in win vs. Presbyterian 5/8... Singled twice and stole two bases to run his total to 25 for the year in win at South Carolina 5/4... Went 0-for-4 with four fly outs in win at South Carolina 5/3... Named SEC Player of the Week during Week 11 hitting .643 (9-for-14) with seven runs scored, three stolen bases and three multi-hit games... Picked up two more hits in win vs. Mississippi State 4/28 doubling in his first at-bat of the game and scoring... Reached base five times with three singles, a walk and his 20th career triple in win over Mississippi State 4/27... Walked and scored a run in victory over Mississippi State 4/26... Scored three runs and singled three times in win at Louisville 4/23 adding two stolen bases to run his total to eight in his last 10 games... Stole a base for the third time in four games in win at Georgia 4/21... Singled and scored in win over Georgia 4/20 in second game of doublehead- er... Went 0-for-3 with two walks to snap his 15-game hitting streak in loss at Georgia 4/20... Knocked in a run and scored a run in loss to Tennessee Tech 4/16 going 1-for-5 to extend hitting streak to 15 games and match his career best from 2011... Posted a perfect 4-for-4 with two RBI and three runs score against Missouri 4/14 to push hitting streak to 14 games... Extended hitting streak to 13 games with RBI-single vs. Missouri 4/13... Singled twice to push hitting streak to 12 games in win over Missouri 4/12... Scored three runs and drove in two more while going 2-for-2 in win vs. UT-Martin 4/9... Pushed his hitting streak to 10 games with a single in win at Ole Miss 4/7... Singled three times and scored a run in win at Ole Miss 4/6... Doubled twice and scored a run in the ninth of win at Ole Miss 4/5... Singled and scored in win over MTSU 4/2... Pushed his hitting streak to six games with a second inning single against Tennessee 3/31... Singled and scored in win over Tennessee 3/30... Stole two bases for the fifth time this season and went 2-for-4 with one RBI in win over Tennessee 3/29... Walked twice and scored twice while going 1-for-3 in win vs. Lipscomb 3/26... Doubled down the left field line in win vs. Florida 3/24... Singled and stole a base in win over Florida 3/23... Walked but went 0-for-3 in loss to Florida 3/22... Went 0-for-4 with a season-high two strikeouts at MTSU 3/20... Posted his sixth multi-hit game in his last seven games going 3-for-4 and reaching base five times in win at Auburn 3/17... Collected three hits, including a double, in win at Auburn 3/16... Went 0-for-4 in win at Auburn 3/15... Knocked in two runs with his 18th career triple in win over Buffalo 3/13... Picked up a pair of singles and knocked in a run in loss at Oregon 3/10... Racked up three hits and one RBI in leading Dores to win at Oregon 3/9... Drove in two runs with his second triple of the season in win at Oregon 3/8, triple was his school record 17th of his career... Led off the game with a single and scored twice in win over Eastern Illinois 3/5... Reached base for the 12th time in 13 games with a walk against Illinois-Chicago 3/3... Walked and scored in win over UIC 3/2... Drove in two runs and went 2-for-4 against UIC 3/1, has seven hits in last three games... Scored three runs and drove in three with three hits against Evansville 2/27... Stole two more base going 2-for-5 in win over Arkansas State 2/26... Matched a career-best with four runs scored in win over Monmouth 2/24... Took over sole possession of the school record for career triples with his 16th career triple in his 135th career game in win over Monmouth 2/23... Went 0-for-4 against Monmouth 2/22... Scored two runs and swiped two bases in win over Central Arkansas 2/20... Equaled a career-high with five hits at Belmont 2/19 matching his total from 2011 at South Carolina... Singled and scored in loss to Long Beach State 2/17... Went 0-for-3 with a run scoredand one RBI in win over LBSU 2/16... Knocked in two runs, scored two runs and went 2-for-3 in Opening Day victory over LBSU 2/15.
2012 - Doubled and scored in loss to NC State 6/4 at Raleigh Regional... Scored twice and singled in loss to NC State 6/3... Delivered the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth with a single to center in win over NC State 6/2... Scored two runs and stole two base, including home, in NCAA Tournament win over UNC-Wilmington 6/1... Went 0-for-4 with a walk in loss to Mississippi State 5/27 in SEC Tournament Championship... Scored twice going 1-for-2 with a double in win over Florida 5/26... Went 0-for-4 against Florida 5/24... Struck out twice and went 0-for-3 against South Carolina 5/23... Singled twice and drove in a run in SEC Tournament opener against Georgia 5/22... Posted his second four-hit game of the season while stealing a career-high three bases in win over Ole Miss 5/19... Singled in win over Ole Miss 5/18... Knocked in a run and scored a run in win over Ole Miss 5/17... Drove in the game-winning run with a single at LSU 5/13... Scored two runs and stole two bases in win at LSU 5/12... Walked once and went 0-for-3 at LSU 5/11... Struck out twice, going 0-for-4 in win over Louisville 5/8... Knocked in three runs, scored twice and tripled twice to match the single-season school record in win at Tennessee 5/6... Scored twice and drove in a run in win at Tennessee 5/5... Fell into a 1-for-20 slump with 0-for-4 at Tennessee 5/4... Started his fourth straight game at second base going 0-for-3... Went 0-for-4 in win over Kentucky 4/28... Went 1-for-4 starting at second base for the second straight game in loss to Kentucky 4/27... Started at second base for the second time this season going 0-for-5 at MTSU 4/25... Doubled in a run to reach base for the 14th straight game in win at Alabama 4/22... Scored three runs and tripled in loss at Alabama 4/21... Matched a career-best with three walks at Alabama 4/20... Walked a career-high three times in win over MTSU 4/17... Picked up three hits, including his SEC leading fifth triple, in win over Auburn 4/15... Walked and singled in loss to Auburn 4/14... Reached base three times, stealing his team-best eighth base in win over Auburn 4/13... Knocked in a run going 0-for-3 against Belmont 4/11... Scored three runs and went 3-for-5 with a double in loss at Mississippi State 4/8... Struck out a career-high three times but scored winning run at Mississippi State 4/7... Posted his third two-hit game in his last four in loss at Mississippi State 4/6... Blasted his first career home run with a two-run homer to cap eight-run first inning in win over UT-Martin 4/3... Picked up a pair of doubles and two RBI in loss to South Carolina 4/1... Singled twice and drove in two runs in win over South Carolina 3/31... Did not reach base for just the third time this season going 0-for-4 in loss to South Carolina 3/30... Went 1-for-4 in win over Tennessee Tech 3/27... Scored a run and went 1-for-4 with single that started four-run rally in the eighth inning in win over Georgia 3/25... Went 0-for-3 but scored two runs, including the game winner against Georgia 3/24... Started his first career game at second base eventually moving to left field, went 1-for-3 in loss to Georgia... Doubled twice and scored two runs in loss to Evansville 3/20... Singled and stole a base at Florida 3/18... Fanned twice and went 0-for-3 in loss at Florida 3/17... Went 1-for-5 with a run scored and stolen base at Florida 3/16... Picked up his fourth extra-base hit with a double in win over Siena 3/14... Set a new career-high with four RBI going 4-for-5 with two triples and a double in win over Siena 3/13... 11-game hitting streak snapped with 0-for-3 outing against San Diego 3/11, two walks put him on base in 14 of 15 games this season... Went 2-for-4 with a run scored to push hitting streak to 11 games in loss to San Diego 3/10... Ran hitting streak to 10 games with two hits, including a RBI-single, in win over San Diego 3/9... Hitting streak ran to nine games with two-run single in ninth inning at Belmont 3/6... Pushed his hitting streak to eight games with his second two-hit game in his last three going 2-for-5 with two RBI in win over Rhode Island 3/4... Extended hitting streak to seven games with his ninth career triple, driving in a run against Rhode Island 3/3 G2... Posted his first two-hit game of 2012, scoring two runs in win over Rhode Island 3/3 G1... Pushed his hitting streak to five games with a bunt single against Louisiana Tech 2/29... Fourth straight game with a hit and knocked in a run against Oregon 2/26... Reached base three times scoring two runs in loss to Oregon 2/25... Went 1-for-4 with a single in loss to Oregon 2/24... Singled and scored twice in win over Oakland 2/22... Knocked in a run despite going 0-for-3 at Stanford 2/19, snapped 32-game streak of reaching base... Matched a career-high with three strikeouts at Stanford 2/18... Picked up his eighth career triple in loss at Stanford 2/17.
2011 - Named to College World Series All-Tournament team... Knocked in a run going 1-for-4 in College World Series loss to Florida 6/24... Tripled for the second straight game in elimination game win over North Carolina 6/22... Tripled and went 1-for-3 in College World Series loss to Florida 6/20... Reached base four times, including three hits and first hit in TD Ameritrade Park CWS history, in College World Series win over North Carolina 6/18... Scored a run for the fourth straight game going 1-for-4 against Oregon State in Super Regional clinching win 6/11... Matched his hit total from previous six games with two hits and RBI in win over Oregon State in Super Regional 6/10... Named to Louisville Sluggers' Freshman All-American team... Struggles continued going 0-for-4 with a run scored in Regional clinching win over Belmont 6/5... Infield single scored two runs in win over Troy 6/4... Held hitless for the third straight game but knocked in a run against Belmont 6/3 in NCAA Tournament... Struck out twice in loss to Florida 5/29... Scored a run and walked twice in win over Arkansas 5/28... Went 1-for-5 with a walk in win against South Carolina 5/26... Scored three runs, drove in a career-high three runs and went 3-for-5 in win over Georgia in SEC Tournament opener 5/25... Named the SEC Freshman of the Year, first team All-SEC and All-Freshman team... Scored three runs at Georgia 5/21 and recorded his third four hit game of the year... Singled and scored to push hitting streak to 12 games in win at Georgia 5/20... Extended his hitting streak to 11 games with 1-for-4 outing at Georgia 5/19... Pushed his hitting streak to 10 games with two hits against Florida 5/15... Went 1-for-4 against Florida 5/14... Scored a run going 1-for-4 in loss to Florida 5/13... Recorded his fifth straight multi-hit game with two hits at Kentucky 5/8... Drove in two runs and posted his fourth straight multi-hit game with four hits at Kentucky 5/7... Singled three times at Kentucky 5/6... Set a career-best with four runs scored in win over Tennessee 5/1... Knocked in two runs and went 2-for-5 against Tennessee 4/30... Scored a run for the third straight game going 1-for-3 win win over LSU 4/24... Walked twice and scored a run against LSU 4/23... Struck out a career-high three times in loss at South Carolina 4/17... Set a career-best with five hits at South Carolina 4/16... Fell to 2-for-24 in his last six games with 0-for-3 but knocked in the Dores' lone run in loss at South Carolina 4/15... Slipped into 2-for-21 slump with 0-for-5 at Middle Tennessee State 4/12... Drove in a run going 1-for-4 and made a game-saving, diving catch in the eighth inning in win over Alabama 4/10... Scored two runs and went 1-for-4 against Alabama 4/8... Went 0-for-3 against Middle Tennessee State 4/5... Tabbed the SEC co-Freshman of the Week for his performance against UT-Martin and Auburn going 9-for-18 with three multi-hit games and seven runs scored... Notched his third straight multi-hit game at Auburn 4/3 with two hits and matched a career-best with two walks... Scored a career-best three runs going 2-for-4 with two RBI at Auburn 4/2... Went 4-for-6 at Auburn 4/1... Scored two runs going 1-for-3 against UT-Martin 3/29... Had three hits with his fourth multi-hit game in his last six in win at Arkansas 3/26... Doubled and tripled in his third straight multi-hit game against Mississippi State 3/20... Tripled and went 3-for4 with a RBI and run scored against Mississippi State 3/19, 8-for-14 in his last four games... Went 2-for-4 with a run scored and RBI in first SEC game against Mississippi State 3/18... Knocked in the tying run with a safety squeeze against UIC 3/12... Went 0-for-2 against UIC 3/11 to fall into 2-for-13 slump over four-game strech...Knocked in a run and scored a run despite going 0-for-3 in his first game not leading off (hit ninth) against Kennesaw State 3/9... Collected his sixth two-hit game of the year going 2-for-5 in win over Wofford 3/8... Recorded his fifth two-hit game of the year going 2-for-4 with a run scored and RBI in win over Brown 3/6... Did not reach base for the first time in his career in his 10th game going 0-for-4 against Brown 3/4... Fourth two-hit game going 2-for-5 with game-tying RBI in win over WKU 3/1... Scored two runs and went 1-for-4 against Stanford 2/26... Walked twice and went 0-for-2 in win over Stanford 2/25... Knocked in two runs and stole his fifth base of the year going 1-for-3 in home opener against Belmont 2/23... Third straight two-hit game going 2-for-5 with two steals in win at USD 2/20... Two hits and one RBI in first game of doubleheader at USD 2/20... Scored two runs, drove in a run and went 2-for-5 at SDSU 2/19... Went 0-for-1 with a steal and run scored on Opening Day at USD 2/19... SUMMER BALL - In 35 games with the Rochester Honkers in the Northwoods League he hit .292 with 23 runs scored, six extra-base hits and 11 RBI.
HIGH SCHOOL - Lettered four years in baseball and football in at Centennial High School in Franklin, TN... All-District selection three years, All-Tournament Team as a junior and senior... First team All-Midstate junior and senior seasons... Second team All-State senior year... All-Williamson County as a junior and senior... Hit .470 as a junior and .540 as a senior... Played for Team Tennessee and in the East Coast Pro Showcase for Athletics... Captained the baseball team as a junior and senior... Was the President of his FCA chapter, a four-year member of the honor roll and received the Merit Award for most outstanding senior... Prep teammate Matt Williams plays in the St. Louis Cardinals organization... Played summer ball with the Nashville Yankees for five years.
ACADEMICS - Kemp is undecided on a major.
PERSONAL- Anthony Allen Kemp... Born 10/31/91... Son of Catherine and Rick Kemp... Has two siblings, Corey and Ashley... His brother Corey played professionally in the Milwaukee Brewers system... Favorites include Curtis Granderson and Ronaldinho (athletes), The Sandlot and Remember the Titans (movies), Lie To Me and ESPN 30 for 30 (TV show), Denzel Washington and Leonardo DiCaprio (actors), Steak, Loaded Potatoes and Carrots (meal), Drake (musician) and Lucky Charms (late night snack)... Likes to sleep and play video games in his spare time... Chose Vanderbilt because of excellent coaches, amazing academics and to go to Omaha.