Right-hander becomes record fourth Commodore on collegiate national team
Commodores back on the field after winning national championship
Buehler, Swanson lead Vandy to 2-0 start
Vandy back in Super Regional for fourth time in five years
Vanderbilt hosting for third time in four years with Oregon, Clemson, Xavier headed to town
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Pictures of practice on Sunday, June 22, at TD Ameritrade Park.
Vanderbilt topped UC Irvine 6-4 to advance in the College World Series on Monday night at TD Ameritrade Park. (Photos by John Peterson)
Career Game Highs
COACH CORBIN QUOTE: In a short amount of time, I have enjoyed watching Walker mature academically and physically. He possesses a very good skill set as a pitcher and has a great mind for all facets of the game. He impacted our pitching staff as a freshman and will continue to do so as he moves forward. His future is very bright in this program.
2014 - Tagged for five runs on eight hits over three innings in a no decision vs. Virginia 6/23 in CWS Finals... Made his third relief appearance of the season, tossing 5.1 no-hit innings against UC Irvine 6/16 at College World Series punching out seven to earn the win... Started championship game vs. Stanford 6/8 in Super Regional allowing four runs, two earned, on seven hits with five strikeouts in a no decision... Tossed his second complete game of the season in the NCAA Regional championship game vs. Oregon 6/1 allowing two runs on six hits with eight strikeouts... Worked eight strong innings to earn his team-best 10th win vs. Tennessee in SEC Tournament opener 5/20 allowing two runs on six hits with five strikeouts... Earned his team-best ninth win of the season with five innings against SEMO 5/13 allowing one run on four hits with three strikeouts... Roughed up for a career-high seven runs over 2.2 innings in loss to Louisville 5/6... Made his season SEC debut with three scoreless innings out of the bullpen at Missouri 5/2 striking out four... Dominated in his first career complete game allowing one run on six hits with 10 strikeouts vs. Memphis 4/22, third 10-strikeout game in last five starts... Named TSWA Pitcher of the Week for his nine strikeout performance in 5.1 innings vs. MTSU... Punched out nine over 5.1 innings to earn his team-best seventh win of the season allowing one run on three hits vs. MTSU 4/15... Matched his career-bests with 10 strikeouts and seven innings in win over Indiana State 4/8 allowing one run on three hits... Turned in four scoreless innings to pick up his fifth win of the season, striking out five vs. UT-Martin 4/1... Struck out a career-best 10 over seven innings of a no decision vs. Belmont 3/25 allowing one run on two hits... Earned his fourth win of the year with six strong innings at Belmont 3/18 striking out a career-high eight batters and allowing one run on four hits... Punched out a career-best seven over five-plus innings to earn his third win of the year allowing two runs on five hits against Eastern Illinois 3/11... Tossed six-plus scoreless innings to beat Tennessee Tech 3/4 and combine with Hayden Stone for Dores' third shutout of season, allowed two hits and walked five with three strikeouts... Pinned with his first loss of the year despite a quality start vs. Western Kentucky 2/25 allowing three runs on nine hits with five strikeouts over six frames... Earned his first win of the season in his first start, allowing only one unearned run on four hits with six strikeouts over five innings against Lipscomb 2/19... Tossed three-plus innings in the season opener at Long Beach State 2/14 allowing one run on four hits.
2013 -Tagged for a career-high five runs on a career-high 10 hits in loss to Georgia Tech 6/2 in NCAA Tournament... Pegged with the loss allowing four runs on seven hits, including three home runs, in SEC Tournament loss to Texas A&M 5/22... Pitched a career-best seven innings in his fourth win of the year, topping Alabama 5/16 allowing two runs, one earned, on seven hits with six strikeouts... Earned his first career save with three innings of work at Kentucky 5/11 in first game of doublheader allowing one run on five hits... Tossed two scoreless innings of relief vs. Presbyterian... Turned in a perfect inning of relief on 10 pitches against Mississippi State 4/28... Earned his third win with 5.1 innings at Louisville 4/23 allowing one run on four hits with two walks... Struck out two in a scoreless inning at Georgia 4/20 G2... Tossed two scoreless innings of relief in win over Missouri 4/13... Worked one inning of scoreless relief at Ole Miss 4/7... Saw his first SEC action against Tennessee 3/29 allowing three runs, two earned, on seven hits in 3.2 innings of relief... Pinned with his first collegiate loss at MTSU 3/20 giving up four runs, three earned, on six hits over four innings... Won his second straight start with six innings of work against Buffalo 3/13 striking out seven... Earned his first career win with six scoreless innings against Eastern Illinois 3/5 scattering five hits... Tossed five solid innings against Arkansas State 2/26 allowing three runs on five hits with seven srikeouts... Freshman pitched around eight walks to allow only one run in four innings of his collegiate debut against Central Arkansas 2/20.
HIGH SCHOOL- Two-time All-State and two-time All-City selection... Team won three straight district championships and was Regional runner-up in 2010... Holds the single-season strikeout record with 98 strikeouts in 66.0 innings for Henry Clay HS, where he had his jersey retired and lettered for four years on the baseball team... Played summer ball with Marucci Elite... Was a 14th round pick by Pittsburgh in 2012 draft.
ACADEMICS- Buehler is majoring in political science and was a SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll selection as a freshman.
PERSONAL - Walker Anthony Buehler... Born 7/28/94... Son of Karen and Tony Buehler... Has three siblings: Brady, Delaney and Bella... Favorites include Mat Latos (baseball player), Cincinnati Reds (baseball team), Tiger Woods (favorite non-baseball athlete), The Departed, Anchorman, Goodfellas and Old School (movies), The League and Blue Mountain State (TV shows), Red Hot Chili Peppers (band)... Says he would be a lawyer or politician if not an athlete... Actor Matthew Broderick would play him in a movie about his life... Lists cooking as his oddest talent... Uses the word logical to describe himself... Roommates with Kyle Smith, John Norwood and Brian Miller... Chose Vanderbilt because he "wanted a baseball family."