Beede to face Pecoraro in opener Thursday
Commodores welcome 14 new freshman this fall
Gregor delivers game-winner to advance Commodores
VU opens play on Wednesday
Commodores head to Hoover for SEC Tournament
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Career Game Highs
COACH CORBIN QUOTE:Kyle is a unique multi-talented player. He has size, arm strength, speed and offensive ability. He can play both corner spots in the infield and outfield and may have a chance to pitch for us as well. He is going to help our program sooner than later.
2013 -Scored a run and went 0-for-2 in win vs. South Carolina 5/23 at SEC Tournament... Started at third base going 0-for-3 with a run scored in win over Alabama 5/18... Went 0-for-4 with a run scored in loss to Alabama 5/17... Came off the bench to go 2-for-3 with his fourth homer of the year and second in as many games in win over Alabama 5/16... Started his first career game at third base going 2-for-4 with his third home run of the year in win over Belmont 5/14... Went 0-for-1 coming off the bench to play first base in win at Kentucky 5/11... Went 0-for-1 in his first action of the season at third base in win vs. Presbyterian 5/8... Started in left field but left after running into wall and sustaining multiple injuries vs. Missouri 4/13... Belted his second home run of the year with a solo shot over the center field fence in win over Missouri 4/12... Scored twice and stole his first career base in win vs. UT-Martin 4/9... Singled and walked twice in win at Ole Miss 4/6... Walked twice and went 0-for-1 against MTSU 4/2... Had a career day in win over Tennessee 3/31 getting his first career start in left field in his first SEC game and hitting a grand slam for his first career home run to put VU in the lead... Flew out as a pinch hitter at Oregon 3/8... Made his collegiate debut on the mound with one scoreless inning against Evansville 2/27 walking the first two batters but striking out the final bat- ter... Earned his first start as the designated hitter against Arkansas State 2/26 striking out three times... Knocked in a career-best four runs with a RBI-double and three-run triple in win over Monmouth 2/24... Picked up his first career hit with a RBI-single against Monmouth 2/23... Struck out as a pinch hitter against Central Arkansas 2/20... Fanned as a pinch hitter in his only at-bat against Long Beach State 2/16... Flew out to right field in his first collegiate at-bat against LBSU 2/15.
HIGH SCHOOL-Two-time All-District, All-Region and All-State performer, District right-handed pitcher of the year in 2011, District Tournament MVP in 2011, District MVP in 2012... Team won four straight District and Region titles from 2009-12... Holds he Mt. Juliet HS record for strikeouts in a game with 17 vs. Independence HS... Lettered four years in baseball and was team co-captain as a senior.
ACADEMICS-Smith is undecided on a major in his first year at Vanderbilt.
PERSONAL-Kyle Robert Smith.. Born 10/14/93... Son of Bobby and Rondy Smith... Has one brother, Daniel... Mother received her doctorate degree from Vanderbilt in 1996... Favorites include Mike Trout (baseball player), Atlanta Braves (baseball team), Bubba Watson (non-baseball athlete), Four Brothers, The Departed, Shooter and Contraband (movies), Duck Dynasty (TV show), Mark Wahlberg (actor), PB&J with a glass of milk (late night snack)... Says teammate Philip Pfeifer would play him in a movie about his life... Lists cleaning as his oddest talent... Uses the word drive to describe him... Roommates with Luke Stephenson... Chose Vanderbilt for "best of the best coaching staff, proximity to home and best place to grow personally and athletically."