Junior hurler fans 11 as Commodores take series opener, 5-1
Which one of these guys has a four-foot poster of his girlfriend?
Long Beach State 13, Vanderbilt 9
Which one of these pitchers has homemade capri pants?
How well do the big right-hander and infielder know each other?
Career Game Highs
COACH CORBIN QUOTE:Dansby has a chance to be a very good player at this level. He has above average athletic skills and has added strength during the fall semester. He has very good hands at shortstop and has the unique ability to consistently play under control. He could impact our team immediately.
2013 - Shoulder injury ended his season...Struck out twice in win at Georgia 4/20 G2... Popped up in his lone at-bat vs. Missouri 4/14... Played in his first game since injuring his foot 2/23 drawing a walk against Missouri 4/13... Missed six weeks with a bro- ken bone in his foot... Walked and scored against Monmouth 2/23... Picked up his first career double turning a single into a two-base hit and score the first run of the game in win over Monmouth 2/22... Started at shortstop against Central Arkansas 2/20 going 1-for-2 with two runs scored and a stolen base... Went 0-for-2 at Belmont 2/19... Earned his first career start at shortstop going 1-for-4 in loss to Long Beach State 2/17... Lined out to left in his first collegiate at-bat in win over LBSU 2/15.
HIGH SCHOOL- A standout two-sport star in baseball and basketball earning multiple honors in both sports... Lettered three years in baseball and hoops, while serving as team captain on the basketball team his final two seasons... Is third all-time at Marietta HS with 171 made three-point field goals... Played summer ball for the East Cobb Yankees, winning the 2012 Perfect Game national championship... Was a 38th round pick by Colorado in the 2012 draft.
ACADEMICS- Swanson is undecided on a major in his first year at Vanderbilt.
PERSONAL- James Dansby Swanson... Born 2/11/94... Son of Nancy and Cooter Swanson... Has two siblings, Chase and Lindsey... Nickname is Dans... Favorites include Nomar Garciaparra (baseball player), Atlanta Braves (baseball team), Remember the Titans (movie), Criminal Minds (TV show), steak, creamed corn, fried okra and biscuits (meal), Chris Young (musician), peanut butter and cookies with a glass of milk (late night snack)... Says he would be "pretty nerdy" if he was not an athlete... Actor Tom Hanks would play him in a movie about his life... Lists voice impressions as his oddest talent... Uses the word blessed to describe him... Roommates with Walker Buehler... Chose Vanderbilt because of the family atmosphere of the baseball team.