Coach Corbin Quote: Steve really came on at the end of last year. He is a good all-around baseball player who always plays hard. He has very good fundamental skills in the outfield and handles the bat very well. Steve is expected to start either in left or right field.
2008: Hit .310 with 28 RBI and 28 runs scored...Played in 54 games including 39 starts...Saw first collegiate action against Oregon State, coming in as a pinch hitter...Made first start against Arizona State, going 0-for-3 with an RBI...Recorded two triples in the Music City Classic...Went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored against Xavier (3/2)...Scored two runs and drove in a run against Louisville (3/4)...Went 1-for-2 and scored a run against South Carolina (3/15)...Had an infield RBI single against Lipscomb (3/19)...Had career-high three hits against Middle Tennessee (3/26) in start in LF...Entered the game as a pinch hitter against Western Kentucky (4/8) and had a hit with a RBI...2-for-4 with a RBI against Auburn (4/20)...0-for-2 with a career high three walks against Austin Peay (4/22)...Tied a career high with three hits against Belmont (4/23)...Was 1-for-1 against Kentucky (4/26) and 2-for-4 against Wildcats (4/27) the next day in a start in LF...Was 5-for-11 in the Tennessee series including a pair of two-hit games (5/2&5/3)...Went 2-for-2 with a RBI and run scored against Tennessee Tech (5/7)...Went 2-for-4 with an RBI against Georgia (5/9)...went 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored in series finale against the Bulldogs (5/11)...Suffered leg injury in a collision at first base against Florida (5/15) causing him to not be in the lineup on 5/16...Drove in a career high three runs in series finale at Florida (5/17)...Tied a career high with three hits and scored a run in victory over Florida (5/21) in the first round of the SEC Tournament...Recorded at least one hit in every game of the SEC Tournament ... Went 3-for-5 with two RBI, a double and triple and three runs scored against Stony Brook (5/31) in the NCAA tournament ... Hit .198 with two doubles and two triples in 31 games for Wareham in the Cape Cod League over the summer.
2007: Redshirted. Played for the Fayettevile SwampDogs of the Coastal Plains League over the summer. Hit .272 with three homers and 18 RBI in 40 games (35 starts). Also was 5-for-5 in stolen bases while not committing an error in 166 chances.
High School: Four-year letterwinner at Franklin High ... 2006 Region VI Player of the Year ... First-team all-district, all-midstate, all-state as a senior ... Batted .538 with 15 homers and 61 RBI ... Served as co-captain in 2006, helping lead team to 30-10 record and district championship ... Team was Region VI runner up and finished in third place in the 3-A state tourney in 2006 ... Helped lead team to district and regional runner up finish, while also leading them to first state tournament appearance in the school's 95 year history in 2005.
Personal: Steven James Liddle ... Born 11/24/87 .... Son of Tim and Kathi Liddle ... Has a sister, Kristen ... Father played baseball at Lipscomb ... Uncle, also named Steve, is the bench coach for the Minnesota Twins ... A contemporary organization management major... Chose Vanderbilt because of the players, coaches and the education ... Considers Mickey Mantle to be one of the greatest baseball player of all time.