Baseball

T.J. Pecoraro - 40

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dix Hills, N.Y.

High School:
Half Hallow Hills West

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 170

Position:
RHP

Bats/Throws:
Right/Right

T.J. Pecoraro

05/13/2014

Bats power Vandy past SEMO in final non-con

Zander Wiel's two-run home run leads fifth inning explosion

04/01/2014

Commodores shut out Skyhawks

Five-run fourth inning sends Vandy to victory

03/05/2014

Commodores hold off MTSU on the road

Early offense enough to lift Dores over Blue Raiders

02/26/2014

Early deficit too much for Dores

Kilichowski tosses 5.2 scoreless inning of relief

02/25/2014

WKU edges Commodores, 3-2

VU drops first game of the season

11/06/2013

Baseball Championship Ring Presentation

November 6, 2013

10/09/2013

Vanderbilt Baseball 2013 Omaha Challenge - Day 2

October 8, 2013

10/07/2013

Vanderbilt Baseball 2013 Omaha Challenge - Day 1

October 7, 2013

06/04/2013

V60: Pitching and Defense

June 3, 2013

05/31/2013

Best of Vanderbilt Baseball Shenanigans 2013

May 31, 2013

Honors
• 2011 Second Team Freshman All-American

Career Game Highs
Innings Pitched: 9.0, 5/17/12 vs. Ole Miss
Strikeouts: 8, twice, last 6/1/12 vs. UNC-Wilmington
Hits Allowed: 10, 5/25/13 vs. Mississippi State
Walks Allowed: 4, 4/27/12 vs. Kentucky
Runs Allowed: 7, 5/25/13 vs. Mississippi State

Coach Corbin Quote:I'm very proud of how T.J. has developed as a person, student and baseball player. He is a great story in many ways. He has transformed himself academically and physically. His road to success has been very uneven at times because of injuries, but he continues to be an important part of our pitching staff. His experience will weigh heavily with the younger kids.

2014 - Made his College World Series debut with one inning of relief allowing one run on two hits and a walk vs. Virginia 6/24... Walked one and struck out one in one scoreless inning vs. Xavier 5/30 in NCAA Regional... Allowed three runs on four hits while recording two hots vs. LSU 5/21 at SEC Tournament... Struck out the only two batters he faced against SEMO 5/13... Tossed a scoreless inning at Florida 5/10... Allowed three runs on three hits over two innings of relief vs. Texas A&M 4/11... Struck out three in two scoreless innings against UT-Martin 4/1 allowing two hits... Tossed a season-high four innings at Mississippi State 3/21 allowing three runs, two earned, on five hits with four strikeouts... Struck out one and allowed one hit in one inning vs. Eastern Illinois 3/11... Picked up the win at MTSU 3/5 allowing three runs, two earned, on four hits over three innings... Rocked for six runs on six hits and two walks over 1.1 innings in loss to Evansville 2/26... Turned in a 1-2-3 inning against UIC 2/21... Allowed a single and walked two batters in his season debut at Long Beach State 2/16.

2013 - Roughed up for a career-high seven runs on 10 hits over six innings in a win over Mississippi State 5/25 at SEC Tournament... Worked the final three innings against Alabama 5/18 to earn his first career save allowing four runs, three earned, on four hits... Tagged for five runs on eight hits, including two home runs, over 4.1 innings of a no decision at Kentucky 5/12... Earned his third win of the year with three no-hit innings against Presbyterian 5/8 walking one and striking out two... Turned in 4.2 solid innings in his third start of the season at Georgia 4/21 allowing one run on five hits with two strikeouts... Allowed one run on one hit over three innings to earn his first win of the year against Missouri 4/14... Tossed two perfect innings against UT-Martin 4/9 with two strikeouts in his first relief outing of the season... Made his first start since Opening Weekend against Lipscomb 3/26 giving up one run on one hit and three walks in two innings... Roughed up for a career-high six runs on five hits in just 1.2 innings taking the loss to Long Beach State 2/16.

2012 - Named to All-Tournament Team at Raleigh Regional... Matched a career-best with eight strikeouts in earning his second win of the year, allowing two runs on six hits over 7.2 innings in NCAA Tournament win over UNC-Wilmington 6/1... Worked five innings in SEC Tournament against South Carolina allowing two runs on five hits and three walks in a no decision... Twirled the first complete game shutout (and second straight complete game) of his career scattering five hits with no walks and three strikeouts in his first win of the season against Ole Miss 5/17, became the first Commodores' pitcher to throw a complete game shutout since Richie Goodenow in 2010 vs. Louisville... Tossed his first career complete game allowing two runs on five hits with four strikeouts but took the loss at LSU 5/11... Pinned with his third straight loss allowing three runs over 4.2 innings at Tennessee 5/4... Walked a career-high four batters in second loss, allowing four runs on five hits over 1.2 innings against Kentucky 4/27... Took the first loss of his career giving up four runs, three earned, on six hits over five frames at Alabama 4/20... Started his first game of the season and first since undergoing elbow ligament replacement surgery in June 2011, allowed two runs on five hits with three strikeouts over 4.1 innings of a no decision against Auburn 4/13... Gave up the game-tying run in the bottom of the ninth at Mississippi State 4/7 pitching 2.2 innings... Allowed one run one one hit in his lone inning of work against UT-Martin 4/3... Worked two scoreless innings of relief, striking out two against South Carolina 4/1... Made his season debut against Georgia 3/24, turning in 1.2 scoreless innings and stranding two inherited runners while striking out two, including first batter he faced... Underwent ligament replacement surgery in June of 2011, returned to the mound less than 10 months later.

2011 - Named a Freshman All-American by the NCBWA, one of a school record four freshmen to earn Freshman All-American honors (Kemp, Gregor, Ziomek)... Suffered a season-ending elbow injury against Georgia 5/25... Tossed 3.1 scoreless innings against Georgia in first game of SEC Tournament 5/25... Picked up his seventh win of the year working 3.1 scoreless innings at Georgia 5/20... Tagged for a two-run homer to tie the game in loss to Florida 5/13... Tossed three scoreless innings of relief at Louisville 5/10... Allowed one hit and recorded two outs at Kentucky 5/8... Struck out two in one inning against Tennessee 4/29... Did not record an out and allowed two inherited runners to score against LSU 4/24... Punched out four batters in a two-inning relief outing against LSU 4/22... Pitched five scoreless innings at Middle Tennessee State 4/12 to notch his sixth win of the season... Won his fifth game of the year allowing one unearned run on one hit with three strikeouts over two innings against Middle Tennessee State 4/5... Gave up two runs in his lone inning of work at Auburn 4/1... Won his fourth game of the year tossing three innings against UT-Martin 3/29... Picked up his third win with two scoreless innings of relief against Tennessee Tech 3/22... Pitched one scoreless inning against Mississippi State 3/18... Turned in 2.2 scoreless innings in his first career relief appearance against Purdue 3/15... Earned the win in his collegiate debut striking out five over four scoreless innings against Belmont 2/23.

HIGH SCHOOL - High School team was League Champions... Tabbed as an All-League, All-County and made Area Code All-Star team... Lettered three years in baseball and was captain for one year... Drafted by Houston in the 48th round of the 2010 MLB Draft.

ACADEMICS - Pecoraro is majoring in representations of American society.

PERSONAL - Thomas Joseph Pecoraro (PEC-a-raro)... Born 11/22/92... Son of Pam and Tom Pecoraro... Has one sister, Nicole... Favorites include, Derek Jeter (baseball player), Troy (movie), SportsCenter (TV show), Brad Pitt (actor), veal cutlet with red cabbage (meal), Jay-Z (musician) and milk and chocolate (late night snack)... His most memorable athletic moments are pitching in the Metrodome and Fenway Park also against Team USA... Roommates with Xavier Turner and Vince Conde... Chose Vanderbilt because of the outstanding athletic and academic reputation.

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