Ro Coleman 1
Ro  Coleman
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Simeon

Height / Weight:
5-5 / 155

Position:
OF

Bats/Throws:
Switch/Right

 

06/16/2017

Dores on the Web

Latest news, notes on Vanderbilt athletics

06/14/2017

Four more Dores taken in MLB draft

Snider, Hayes, Ruppenthal, Coleman picked on final day

06/06/2017

Commodores claim Clemson Regional

Ruppenthal, Toffey lead Dores to regional title

06/05/2017

Dores forced to Game 7 at Clemson

Vanderbilt blanked late Sunday night

06/03/2017

Offense, Wright lead VU by Clemson

Dores rack up 16 hits in win to move to regional final

05/20/2017

Vanderbilt vs. Alabama (05-20-17)

Vanderbilt takes on Alabama in baseball on May 20, 2017

05/16/2017

Alternative Graduation 2017

Twelve student-athletes experience Vanderbilt's Alternative Graduation on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

05/07/2017

Vanderbilt vs. Missouri

Vanderbilt takes on Missouri Saturday afternoon at Hawkins Field.

03/29/2017

Vanderbilt vs. Lipscomb

Vanderbilt takes on Lipscomb on Tuesday night at First Tennessee Park.

03/14/2017

Vanderbilt vs. Western Kentucky

Vanderbilt defeated Western Kentucky 8-1 Tuesday afternoon at Hawkins Field.

Career Game Highs
Hits:
*4, last 6/1/15 vs. Radford
Runs:
*4, last 6/1/15 vs. Radford
RBI:
4, 5/1/15 at Kentucky
Walks:
*2, last 4/29/16 vs. Georgia
HRs:
*1, last 4/8/16 at LSU
Strikeouts:
*3, last 4/1/16 vs. South Carolina
Stolen Bases:
*1, last 5/23 vs. South Carolina

Corbin Quote: Ro is such a good story in so many ways. His spirit and everyday work habits exemplify what a Vanderbilt baseball player are all about. There is never an off moment... he brings it every single day. He has been a key component of our team the minute he stepped on campus and will continue to do so again this year. He has grown defensively as an outfielder and will be a presence for us offensively. When this young man leaves our baseball program, he will impact a community and state… he is a unique young man that will be able to promote positive change in many.

2017 - Named to the All-Tournament team at Clemson Regional... Extended hitting streak to nine games with three hits in win over Clemson 6/5 at Clemson Regional... Singled in loss at Clemson 6/4 at Clemson Regional to push hitting streak to eight games... Scored twice and doubled in a run in win over Clemson 6/3 at Clemson Regional... Singled and scored twice in win over St. John’s 6/2 in Clemson Regional opener... Stole a base and singled in SEC Tournament loss to South Carolina 5/23... Singled in fourth straight game in tie vs. Alabama 5/20... Singled and scored in win vs. Alabama 5/19... Scored twice and singled twice in win over Alabama 5/18... Singled twice in win over Middle Tennessee 5/16... Went 0-for-4 in loss at Arkansas 5/14... Matched a season-best with three hits in win at Arkansas 5/13, reaching base four times... Reached base three times with a single, walk and HBP in loss at Arkansas 5/12... Came off the bench at Louisville 5/9, singling in his lone at-bat... Went 0-for-5 in loss to Missouri 5/6... Started in LF in consecutive games for first time since mid-March going 0-for-2 with a run scored against Missouri 5/5... Scored three runs and went 1-for-3 in win vs. Austin Peay 5/2 picking up his second double of the season... Started in LF in second game of doubleheader at Georgia 4/22 going 0-for-5... Singled twice in win at Middle Tennessee 4/18 for his first multi-hit game since 3/12... Came off the bench to score a run in loss to Florida 4/15... Started his first game in LF since 4/1 going 1-for-4 with one RBI in loss to Florida 4/13... Sacrifice bunt in the ninth inning put tying run in scoring position in win at South Carolina 4/7... Walked and singled in loss at Kentucky 4/1... Posted a season-best three hits in win over Saint Mary's 3/12 in second game of double dip... Stole a base and singled in fourth straight game vs. CSUN 3/4... Singled for third straight game in leadoff spot in loss to CSUN 3/3... Singled and scored in win over SE Louisiana 3/1... Knocked in a run and scored in win over SE Louisiana 2/28 while going 1-for-3... Went 0-for-3 against UIC 2/26... Singled twice, scoring two runs and driving in a run in win over UIC 2/25... Went 0-for-4 in loss to UIC 2/24... Two-run triple in the eighth inning sealed the home opening win at Evansville 2/22 going 2-for-4... Singled and scored in series-clinching win at San Diego 2/19... Drove in a run in his season debut, going 1-for-4 at San Diego 2/17.

2016 - Started 42 games as a junior, leading off in 36 games, hitting .236 with 37 runs scored... Picked up his fourth double of the season as part of three-hit game in loss to Washington 6/4 in NCAA Regional... Walked, singled and scored a run in victory vs. Georgia 5/1... Singled in win vs. Georgia 4/30 driving in a run for first time in 10 games... Walked twice and scored two runs in win over Georgia 4/29... Singled twice in win at Tennessee 4/22, hits in seven of last eight... Singled in win over Central Arkansas 4/19, hits in six of his last seven games... Drew walk for first time in 10 games, going 1-for-4 vs. Kentucky 4/17... Singled and scored in win over Middle Tennessee 4/12... Came off the bench to start two-out, winning rally at LSU 4/9 with a single... Smashed his first homer of the season with a leadoff dinger at LSU 4/8... Scored two runs and doubled in win over South Carolina 4/2... Singled and scored in win against South Carolina 3/31... Recorded his third straight multi-hit game with a pair of singles at Missouri 3/27, scoring two runs... Posted a season-high three hits in win at Missouri 3/25 scoring two runs... Scored a run and stole his first base of the season vs. NIU 3/16... Doubled in go-ahead run in win at Stanford 3/3 in second game of DH... Scored three runs on a pair of walks and a single in win over UIC 2/28... Posted his fourth two-hit game in his last six with a pair of singles in win vs. UIC 2/27... Scored three runs and singled twice with one RBI in win over San Diego 2/21.


2015 - Named to Nashville NCAA Regional all-tournament team... Matched his career-best with four hits in NCAA championship game vs. Radford 6/1 going 4-for-5 with a career-high four runs... Singled and scored in win over Indiana 5/30... Reached base five times with three hits, walk and hit by pitch in NCAA Tournament win over Lipscomb 5/29... Singled and doubled in loss to Florida 5/24 in SEC Tournament championship game... Went 0-for-6 in SEC Tournament win over Texas A&M 5/23... Picked up three hits and scored three runs in win over Alabama 5/22 driving in a run... Went 0-for-3 in loss to Texas A&M 5/21... Scored a run and went 0-for-4 in SEC Tournament win vs. Missouri 5/20... Collected three hits in loss at Alabama 5/16 going 3-for-4 with a double... Scored two runs and singled twice in win at Alabama 5/15... Singled and scored in win at Alabama 5/14... Went 1-for-6 with a single and run scored vs. Florida 5/9... Singled in three at-bats vs. Florida 5/8... Went 0-for-4 vs. Florida 5/7... Doubled for the third straight day at Kentucky 5/3 going 1-for-5 with a run scored... Drove in a run for the third straight game with an RBI-double in loss at Kentucky 5/2... Knocked in a career-high four runs in win at Kentucky 5/1, breaking up a tie game with a three-run double... Drove in the Dores' lone run at Belmont 4/28 going 0-for-5... Singled and scored in win over Missouri 4/26, has reached base in 17 of his last 18 games with hits in 16 of last 18... Scored three runs despite going 0-for-2 with two walks in win vs. Missouri 4/25... Singled and scored in win over Missouri 4/24, hits in 15 of last 16 games... Posted his fourth multi-hit game in his last five with three hits, including a two-run, two-out double in the eighth inning vs. MTSU 4/21... Went 0-for-5 at South Carolina 4/18 to snap 13-game hitting streak... Posted his third straight multi-hit game with two hits at South Carolina 4/17 extending hitting streak to 13 games... Pushed his hitting streak to 12 games with his biggest game as a Commodore with a career-high four hits at South Carolina 4/16, hitting a solo homer and two doubles with two runs and two RBI... Posted his second multi-hit game in his last three with two hits in loss to Belmont 4/14 extending his hitting streak to 11 games... Ninth inning single against Ole Miss 4/11 extended hitting streak to 10 games... Career-high three hits pushed hitting streak to nine games in loss to Ole Miss 4/10 reaching base five times... Knocked in a run and extended his hitting streak to eight games with a single vs. Ole Miss 4/9... Pushed his hitting streak to seven games with a single against Lipscomb 4/7... Delivered a clutch two-run double in the seventh inning at Georgia 4/5 to complete comeback victory, reached base three times... Struck out three times but scored two runs in win at Georgia 4/4... Scored three runs and singled twice in win at Georgia 4/3... Started his first game of the season in left field singling for third straight game in win over Wofford 4/1... Singled and scored in win over Wofford 3/31... Reached base twice with a single and a walk in win over Tennessee 3/29... Bunted for a single and came around to score in win at MTSU 3/24... Singled and scored in win at Auburn 3/21 to finish off doubleheader sweep... Walked twice and singled in win at Auburn 3/21 in first game of doubleheader... Doubled and walked twice in loss at Auburn 3/20... Singled twice in win over Tennessee Tech 3/17... Struck out twice in 0-for-3 outing vs. Arkansas 3/15... Singled twice in win over Arkansas 3/14 in second game of DH... Scored the winning run in 12th inning to beat Arkansas 3/14 in first game of DH... Tripled and scored in win over Quinnipiac 3/10... Fanned twice in 0-for-4 game vs. TCU 3/8 at Dodger Stadium College Baseball Classic... Worked a bases loaded walk as a pinch hitter in win at UCLA 3/6... Scored a career-high four runs, including the game-winner vs. Evansville 3/3 also matched a career-best with two hits... Walked twice and scored two runs in comeback win over Illinois State 3/1... Knocked in a run for the third straight game with a bases loaded walk in win over Illinois State 2/27... Came off the bench to single in a run and score in win over Western Kentucky 2/25... Smacked a single to right field as a pinch hitter to drive in a run in win over Indiana State 2/22 in Port Charlotte, Fla.... Went 0-for-2 in win over Indiana State 2/20 in Port Charlotte, Fla.... Delivered a walk-off win in the 10th inning of game two of double dip vs. Santa Clara 2/14... Matched a career-best singling twice and scoring a run vs. Santa Clara 2/14 in game one... Tripled in two runs in opening day win over Santa Clara 2/13

2014 - Singled and walked in championship clinching win over Virginia 6/25... Worked a walk in 10th inning, winning rally against Texas 6/21 to advance to CWS Finals... Singled and scored in College World Series win over Louisville 6/14... Went 0-for-3 as the team's DH in win over Stanford 6/8 in Super Regional win... Went 0-for-3 in loss to Stanford 6/7... Picked up a pinch-hit, infield single in win over Stanford 6/6 in Super Regional... Came through with a walk-off hit in NCAA Regional championship game vs. Oregon 6/1, singling to left as a pinch hitter... Flew out to left field in his only at-bat vs. Xavier 5/30 in NCAA Regional... Singled in two at-bats vs. LSU 5/21 in SEC Tournament loss... Knocked in a run with an infield single in win over Tennessee 5/20 in SEC Tournament... Came off the bench to single as a pinch hitter against South Carolina 5/17... Struck out twice and went 0-for-3 in win vs. South Carolina 5/16... Posted his third straight two-hit game going 2-for-4 against South Carolina 5/15, 6-for-10 with five RBI in last three games... Drove in a career-high three runs and matched his career-best with two hits for the second straight game in win vs. SEMO 5/13... Posted his best day as a Commodore going 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored to match career-bests in win at Florida 5/10... Came off the bench to pinch run vs. Louisville 5/6 going 0-for-1... Grounded out to first as a pinch hitter at Missouri 5/3... Went 0-for-1 vs. Georgia 4/25... Walked and went 0-for-1 vs. Memphis 4/22... Lined a single off the pitcher at Arkansas 4/20... Scored a run as a pinch runner and went 0-for-1 vs. MTSU 4/15... Drove in a run for the second straight game going 0-for-3 vs. Texas A&M 4/11... Started his first game in left field in a month going 1-for-4 with a RBI-double in win over Indiana State 4/8... Worked two walks and reached base four times at Tennessee 4/6... Grounded out in his only at-bat vs. UT-Martin 4/1... Went 0-for-3 vs. Kentucky 3/30... Went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts in win over Kentucky 3/29... Flew out to center field as a pinch hitter vs. Kentucky 3/28... Went 0-for-4 in win over Belmont 3/25... Posted a career-high two hits in win at Mississippi State 3/23 going 2-for-4 with two runs scored... Scored a run as the team's leadoff hitter in loss at Mississippi State 3/22... Singled and scored in loss at Mississippi State 3/21... Hit his first career home run with a two-run shot off the left field foul pole at Belmont 3/18... Scored a run and went 0-for-2 in win over LSU 3/15 G2... Went 0-for-2 vs. LSU 3/15 G1... Knocked in his first career run with a sacrifice fly vs. LSU 3/14 going 1-for-3 with a double... Flew out to left field in his only at-bat vs. Eastern Illinois 3/11... Went 0-for-2 in win over Winthrop 3/8... Walked as a pinch hitter in win at MTSU 3/5... Went 0-for-2 in win vs. Tennessee Tech 3/4... Singled and scored in loss to Evansville 2/26... Struck out as a pinch hitter vs. WKU 2/25... Went 0-for-1 off the bench against UIC 2/23... Started his first career game in left field against UIC 2/22 going 1-for-3 with his first stolen base... Grounded out to second in his only at-bat against UIC 2/21... Scored a run and went 1-for-4 in win against Lipscomb 2/19... Singled and dropped down his second sac bunt of the season in win at Long Beach State 2/16... Picked up his first collegiate hit with a single in win at Long Beach State 2/15... Started as the DH in the season opener at Long Beach State 2/14 going 0-for-3 with a walk.

HIGH SCHOOL - A four-year starter at Simeon HS, where he hit .525 as a senior earning All-State honors... Was a captain on the baseball team his final three years at Simeon... Made the 18U Team USA 40-man roster... Team won back-to-back city championships in 2012-13... Regional champs in 2012 and 2010 and Sectional champs in 2012... Played with numerous collegiate athletes at Simeon and summer ball, including Louisville's Corey Ray... Was a 40th round selection by the Chicago White Sox in 2013.

ACADEMICS - Coleman is majoring in American studies.

PERSONAL - Ronell Coleman... Born 11/22/94... Son of Roynal Coleman and Willisa Jackson... Has one brother, Randal Jackson... His dad played professionally in the Cleveland Indians organization and uncle played professionally in Korea and in the New York Mets’ system, brother Victor Diaz played for New York Mets and Texas Rangers... Favorites include Jimmy Rollins (baseball player), Kansas City Royals (baseball team), Captain Crunch (late night snack), J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar and Nas (musicians)... Uses hungry as the one word to describe himself... Roommates with Penn Murfee and Liam Sabino... Chose Vanderbilt “to become a better person and baseball player.”

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