Gregor delivers game-winner to advance Commodores
VU shut out for first time this season
Commodores survive ninth-inning scare
Vandy captures regular season championship with 10-5 win
Seven-run fifth sends Dores to victory, match school record with 22nd SEC win
May 12, 2013
May 11, 2013
Career Game Highs
COACH CORBIN QUOTE:Xavier is a strong-bodied player who should help our program immediately. He has the ability to play both corner infield positions and also run the ball down in the outfield. His offensive game is mature beyond his years.
2013 -Drove in two runs and went 2-for-4 in win at Kentucky 5/12... Scored a run going 1-for-5 in win at Kentucky 5/11 G2... Singled and dou- bled driving in a run and scoring one in win at Kentucky 5/11... Dropped down two sacrifice bunts in win over Presbyterian 5/8... Knocked in a run while going 1-for-5 in win at South Carolina 5/4... Went 1-for-4 in win at South Carolina 5/3... Singled in win over Mississippi State 4/28, now has at least one hit in 21 of his last 23 games... Snapped his 15-game hitting streak with 0-for-4 outing vs. Mississippi State 4/27... Pushed his hitting streak to 15 games with an infield single in his last at-bat against Mississippi State 4/26... Knocked in a run in the sixth inning of win at Louisville 4/23 to push hitting streak to 14 games... Extended his hitting streak to 13 games with a pair of singles at Georgia 4/21 stealing two bases for the second time in the last three games... Pushed his hitting streak to 12 games with two hits in win over Georgia 4/20 in second game of doubleheader... Stole two base and drove in the Dores' only run in loss at Georgia 4/20... Extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a RBI-single in loss to Tennessee Tech 4/16... Doubled and scored in victory vs. Missouri 4/14... Matched a career-best with three hits and two RBI in win over Missouri 4/13... Scored two runs and went 2-for-4 in win over Missouri 4/12... Drove in a career-best three runs and stole two bases in win vs. UT-Martin 4/9... Singled in six at-bats in win at Ole Miss 4/7... Went 1-for-5 in win over Ole Miss 4/6... Singled and stole home for the second time this season in win at Ole Miss 4/5... Scored a career-high four runs and knocked in two more going 2-for-3 in win vs. MTSU 4/2... Posted his first two-hit game since 3/5 going 2-for-4 in win over Tennessee 3/31... Hit by a pitch and scored a run in the first inning of win vs. Tennessee 3/30... Matched a career-best with two walks going 1-for-3 with a run scored and RBI in win vs. Tennessee 3/29... Stole home as part of a triple steal in the fourth inning of win vs. Lipscomb 3/26 going 1-for-3... Knocked in the tying run in win vs. Florida 3/24 beating out an infield single as a pinch hitter... Singled in his lone at- bat against Florida 3/23... Singled and stole a base in loss at MTSU 3/20... Grounded out as a pinch hitter against Buffalo 3/13... Scored a run and went 0-for-4 at Oregon 3/8... Singled twice and knocked in a run in win over Eastern Illinois 3/5... Went 0-for-4 in win over UIC 3/2... Knocked in a run in win over Illinois-Chicago 3/1... Went 0-for-2 with one run scored against Evansville 2/27... Walked twice and went 1-for-2 with a run scored in win over Arkansas State 2/26... Seven-game hitting streak snapped with 0-for-3 outing against Monmouth 2/24... Singled in his only at-bat against Monmouth 2/23 to extend hitting streak to seven games... Pushed his hit- ting streak to the first six games of his career with a 1-for-3 night and one RBI against Monmouth 2/22... Knocked in two runs with a double down the right field line going 1-for-4 in his third straight start... Set a career-best with three hits in win at Belmont 2/19 hitting second in the lineup... Earned his first career start at third base going 2-for-3 with a double and one RBI in loss to Long Beach State 2/17... Came off the bench to drive in two runs and score two runs against LBSU 2/16... Went 1-for-3 with a run scored in his collegiate debut against LBSU 2/15.
HIGH SCHOOL - A three-time member of the All-Ohio team earning First Team nods in 2011-12, three-time First Team All-District and two-time District Player of the Year 2011-12... Lettered four years in baseball and basketball, where he earned First Team All-District and All-Conference honors as a senior, and two years in football... Holds numerous Sandusky HS records: single-season batting average (.605), doubles, triples and is fifth all-time in hits in the state of Ohio... Was a 34th round pick of the Boston Red Sox in the 2012 draft.
ACADEMICS - Turner is undecided on a major in his first year at Vanderbilt.
PERSONAL - Xavier Eugene Turner... Born 8/24/93... Son of Bert Farris and Geneva Turner... Has one sister, Whitlee... Dad pitched at Findlay... Nickname is X... Favorites include Derek Jeter (baseball player), Boston Red Sox (baseball team), Chris Tucker (actor), Chicken and Rice (meal), chips (late night snack), Young Jeezy (musician)... Says he would a sports announcer if not an athlete... Rapper 50 Cent would play him in a movie about his life... Lists creative as the one word that describes him... Roommates with Pat Delano... Chose Vanderbilt to help him become a better baseball player and better person.