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6-1 / 190
Commodores open annual Challenge
Vandy returns 22 lettermen and welcomes 18 freshmen
Freshmen and first-year SEC student-athletes were eligible
Five-run first sends VU to third straight win
Paul belts two home runs in victory
Baseball headshots w/ hat 2017. (Howell)
Innings Pitched: *1.0, last 3/25 vs. Texas A&M
Strikeouts: 2, 3/8 vs. Central Arkansas
Walks Allowed: 1, 3/8 vs. Central Arkansas
Coach Corbin Quote: Michael is a very positive young man who brings physical and mental energy to the field every day. He operates with a smile on his face 24/7 and makes the training environment better because he is in it. We look for him to give us some help out of the bullpen in his first year and be a very productive pitcher in our program.
2017 - Worked a scoreless inning against Texas A&M 3/25... Punched a career-best two in lone inning of relief against Central Arkansas 3/8... Made his collegiate debut against CSUN 3/5 with a scoreless inning of relief.
High School - Lettered three seasons at Jesuit HS in Tampa, Fla., the same high school as former Commodore John Kilichowksi... Helped lead the Tigers to the 5A state title in 2014 as a sophomore... Won three straight district titles 2014-16 and captured the 2014 regional championship... Played summer and/or high school baseball with Nico Baldor (Miami), Bobby Hearn (Wake Forest), Clayton Kwiatkowski (Florida State), Jack Anderson (Florida State), Austin Bergner (North Carolina), Andrew Belcik (Notre Dame), Travis MacGregor (Pittsburgh Pirates).
Academics - Sandborn is undeclared on a major.
Personal - Michael Steven Sandborn... Born 5/26/98 in Tampa, Fla.... Son of Marilyn and Steve Sandborn... Has one older sister, Cathryn, a younger brother, Brett, and younger sister, Stephanie... Nickname is Sandy... Favorites include: Clayton Kershaw (player), Tampa Bay Rays (team), Batman: The Dark Knight, Star Wars, The Big Short, Lord of the Rings (movies), The Office, Mr. Robot, House of Cards, Criminal Minds (TV shows), Steve Carell (actor), chicken parmesan (meal), country and rap (music), peanut butter and chocolate milk (late night snack)... Says if he was not an athlete he would be a computer programmer... Lists actor Christian Bale as the actor to play him in a movie... Names speaking backwards as his oddest talent... Uses inquisitive as the one word to describe himself... Tabs Green Turtle Cay in the Bahamas as his favorite vacation spot... Roommates with Jackson Gillis... Says he will be happy, healthy and successful in 10 years... Lists winning the state championship as a high school sophomore as his most memorable athletic moment... Recipient of the John C. Rich Baseball Memorial Scholarship... Chose Vanderbilt “for Coach Corbin, prestigious academics and the top baseball program.”