Vanderbilt and Virginia met in the national championship series on June 22, 2015. (John Russell)
Honors 2014 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll
Career Game Highs Innings Pitched: 7.1, 3/10/13 at Oregon Strikeouts: 13, 4/25 vs. Missouri Hits Allowed: 9, 5/2 at Kentucky Walks Allowed: *5, 4/10 vs. Ole Miss Runs Allowed: 10, 5/2 at Kentucky
COACH CORBIN QUOTE: After having a very good sophomore year and missing his junior year, Phil is ready to impact our rotation and pitching staff in a big way. When he's on the mound, Phil is one of the best competitors that we have had. He continues to improve in all phases of pitching and will certainly have a key role on our staff. I am really proud of his growth as a person and his productivity academically.
2015 - Struck out 10 over six innings of no decision vs. Indiana 5/30 in NCAA Tournament allowing four runs on five hits... Fanned nine over seven innings in a win over Alabama 5/22 at SEC Tournament in his first career complete game allowing one run on four hits with one walk... Struck out six over four-plus innings of a no decision at Alabama allowing four runs, two earned, on six hits... Pegged with his second straight loss allowing five runs on eight hits over 4.1 innings with three walks and five strikeouts vs. Florida 5/8...Graduated with a degree in Philosophy 5/8... Roughed up for a career-high 10 runs, six earned, on nine hits over 4.2 innings at Kentucky 5/2 striking out four with three walks... Named National Pitcher of the Week after his career-high 13 strikeouts over seven innings against Missouri in his first start since 2013... Dominated in his first start in two years, striking out a career-high 13 over seven innings vs. Missouri 4/25 allowing two runs on seven hits with two walks - became just the third VU pitcher this season to strike out at least 10 batters (Fulmer, Buehler)... Stranded two inherited runners and worked the final five outs with three strikeouts at South Carolina 4/18... Walked the only two batters he faced out of the bullpen in loss at South Carolina 4/17... Gave up a game-tying grand slam in the ninth vs. Ole Miss 4/10 allowing four runs on two hits and five walks over a season-high six innings of relief... Recorded his fifth save of the season working the final five outs at Georgia 4/5 stranding two inherited runners... Walked a season-high four but finished off the win at Georgia 4/3 working three innings and allowing two runs on one hit with six strikeouts to notch his team-best fourth save... Struck out five in two scoreless outings in win vs. Wofford 3/31... Took the loss vs. Tennessee 3/28 allowing four runs over 3.1 innings of relief... Tossed the final 3.1 innings to finish off the first win of doubleheader at Auburn 3/21 allowing two runs on three hits and three walks... Struck out the lone batter he faced at Auburn 3/20... Worked two scoreless innings with three strikeouts to earn the win out of the pen and finish sweep of Arkansas 3/15... Pegged with the loss at Dodger Stadium College Baseball Classic vs. TCU allowing three runs over five innings of relief with seven strikeouts... Finished off the team's third shutout and his second combined shutout with Carson Fulmer, pitching the final 2.2 innings at UCLA 3/6 not allowing a base runner... Gave up two unearned runs over two no-hit innings vs. Evansville 3/3... Worked 2.1 scoreless innings out of the pen to notch his second save in win over Illinois State 2/28 striking out two and allowing two hits... Picked up the win vs. Western Kentucky 2/25 with one perfect inning of relief... Walked a pair in 1.2 scoreless innings of win over Indiana State 2/22 in Port Charlotte, Fla.... Turned in two-plus scoreless innings against Indiana State 2/20 in Port Charlotte, Fla. striking out three... Tossed four scoreless innings to finish off first opening day shutout since 2010 and notch first career save.
2013 -Turned in five scoreless innings to top Georgia Tech 6/3 in NCAA Tournament scattering four hits and striking out two in his fourth win of the year... Tagged for a career-high nine hits in a no decision vs. LSU 5/26 in SEC Tournament Championship Game loss allowing four runs, three earned, with three strikeouts over 3.2 innings... Earned his third win of the year with six scoreless innings against Belmont 5/14 allowing three hits and striking out five... Gave up one run on two hits in 1.2 innings vs. Mississippi State 4/28... Allowed one run on two hits over 1.2 innings of relief at Louisville 4/23, his first relief outing since 2/16... Started his ninth game of the season vs. Missouri 4/14 allowing three runs, two earned, on four hits over four innings of a no decision... Walked a career-high five batters over 4.1 innings of a start at Ole Miss 4/7 allowing four runs, three earned, on three hits of a no decision... Tagged for a career-high five runs on six hits in three-plus innings of a no decision against Tennessee 3/31... Lasted just three-plus innings against Florida 3/24 giving up four runs on six hits in a no decision... Tagged for three runs on five hits and three walks over four-plus innings at Auburn 3/17 in a no decision... Pitched a career-best 7.1 innings in a no decision at Oregon 3/10 allowing four runs, three earned, on six hits with four strikeouts... Tossed six scoreless innings in a no decision against Illinois-Chicago 3/3 striking out seven and scattering three hits... Earned SEC Pitcher of the Week for his two-win week becoming the first VU pitcher since Grayson Garvin in 2011 to win award... Notched his second win in five days with six dominant innings against Monmouth 2/24 allowing one unearned run on two hits with six strikeouts... Turned in the best outing of his carer with 6.2 stellar innings in earning his first career win at Belmont 2/19 struck out 10 batters to become the first Commodore pitcher since 2011 to strike out at least 10, gave up one run on four hits... Allowed one unearned run on three hits in 1.1 innings against Long Beach State 2/16.
2012 - Tagged for a three-run homer against NC State 6/4 at Raleigh Regional, giving up two inherited runs... Recorded the final two outs in loss to Mississippi State in SEC Championship game... Allowed one of three inherited runners to score, pitching 2.2 innings and allowing one run on two hits at Tennessee 5/4... Worked 2.1 innings allowing two hits and one-of-three inherited runners to score against Auburn 4/15... Allowed two of three inherited runners to score while recording two outs at Mississippi State 4/8... Took the loss against South Carolina 4/1 giving up a two-run homer in the 13th inning... Struck out two and allowed two hits in 1.1 innings against Georgia 3/25... Worked a career-best 4.2 innings fanning three against Louisiana Tech 2/29... Walked the first batter he faced and recorded one out in loss to Oregon 2/24... Gave up a run in two innings against Oakland 2/22... Walked two and allowed two inherited runners to score in his collegiate debut at Stanford 2/18.
HIGH SCHOOL - Finished vaunted high school career 46-4 with 465 strikeouts setting or matching multiple Tennessee state records, including state record for career wins... 2011 All-American (Louisville Slugger, ESPN Rise)... 2008-11 All-State, All-Region and All-District... Four-time state champ 2008-11... With Team USA national team Pan-Am champs 2008-09... 2009-10 All-American... Selected in the 44th round of 2011 MLB Draft by Texas Rangers.
ACADEMICS - Pfeifer is majoring in philosophy at Vanderbilt and was a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2014.
PERSONAL - Philip James Pfeifer... Born 7/15/92... Son of Phil and Janet Pfeifer... Has two sisters Peggy and Olivia... Nickname is Pfeif... Plays electric bass and guitar... Favorites include Derek Jeter (player), New York Yankees (baseball team), tennis (other sport), Dogma, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back (movies), chicken parmesan (meal), Minus the Bear (band), dark chocolate (late night snack)... Would be a musician if not an athlete... In a movie about his life Andy Samberg would play him... Roommates with Drake Parker, Karl Ellison & Tyler Campbell... Chose Vanderbilt because it was his No. 1 since his first visit and it's where the champions go to win at baseball.