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5-10 / 190
Champions named on final day
Commodores open annual Challenge
Black and Gold Series ends with three straight Team Black wins
Freshman Jayson Gonzalez homers again in Black and Gold Series
Teams crush four homers in game two of the annual series
Vanderbilt takes on Alabama in baseball on May 20, 2017
Baseball headshots w/ hat 2017. (Howell)
Vanderbilt rallied by Texas A&M 6-5 on Wednesday morning at the SEC Tournament.
Vanderbilt held off Lipscomb 4-2 Tuesday night at Hawkins Field.
Hits: 2, 4 times
Runs: 3, 3/12/16 vs. Xavier
RBI: 3, 2x, last 3/9/16 vs. Radford
Walks: 3, 3/9/18 at UCLA
HRs: 1, 2x, last 2/27/18 vs. Austin Peay
Strikeouts: 2, 3x, last 3/30/18 at Florida
Coach Corbin Quote: Walker emerged down the stretch of his freshman season to deliver some big hits for us. Always plays with energy, aggressiveness and ‘to win’… I really like his competitive spirit. He can play all three outfield spots and has improved his offensive abilities during the fall. Very strong and physical but can also run. Will add extra depth to the outfield position while also being an offensive presence from left side.
2018 - Appeared in 21 games and made 10 starts for the Commodores… Nine of his 10 starts came in left field with the other at designated hitter… Batted .139 (5-for-13) while contributing 12 runs and five RBIs… his 18 walks led the team among reserves … drew a free pass in 14 of his 21 appearances including a season-high three at UCLA on March 9… Posted an impressive .448 on-base percentage while reaching base in 17 of his 21 appearances… Tagged a two-out, three-run home run on Feb. 27 as part of a 19-7 win against Austin Peay… Registered a hit in four of his first seven appearances while reaching base eight times and scoring six runs during the stretch… Drew a pair of walks and scored twice against Houston on March 4 at Minute Maid Park… Gave Vandy a 6-5 advantage in the 10th inning, scoring from first base on an Austin Martin double… Doubled, drove in one and added another run against UMass-Lowell on Feb. 23.
2017 - Came off the bench to single in win over Alabama 5/18... Doubled and scored in win at Middle Tennessee 4/18... Earned his second start of the season and first in right field at South Carolina 4/8 going 0-for-2... Singled ford third straight game in win at South Carolina 4/7... Doubled in a run and went 2-for-4 in victory at South Carolina 4/6... Came off the bench to drive in two runs with a single in win over UT Martin 4/4... Scored two runs off the bench in win over Western Kentucky 3/14... Came off the bench to score a run and drive a run in victory over CSUN 3/5... Singled as a pinch hitter in win at San Diego 2/19... Earned the Opening Day start in left field and went 0-for-3 at San Diego 2/16.
2016 - Blossomed late in his freshman season, playing in 30 games, starting 10, and hitting .349 with 10 RBI... Hit his first career home run in dramatic fashion in ninth inning with pinch hit solo homer to beat Texas A&M 5/25 at SEC Tournament... Infield single scored run in win vs. Western Kentucky 5/3 starting in LF... Started consecutive games for first time this season going 0-for-2 with a run scored in win over Austin Peay 4/26... Drew his third career start in LF at Tennessee 4/24 going 2-for-3 with a go-ahead, RBI-triple to match career-best two hits... Started at DH against Middle Tennessee 4/12 going 1-for-4 with a RBI-single... Infield, pinch hit single at LSU 4/8... Doubled and scored in loss at LSU 4/7... Started his first game since 3/12 getting nod as DH for first time in win vs. Lipscomb 4/5 going 1-for-1 with a run scored... Scored a career-best three runs vs. Xavier 3/12 going 2-for-3 with a pair of walks... Earned his first career start in left field vs. Radford 3/9 going 2-for-4 with a three-run double... Singled in two at-bats off the bench vs. Radford 3/8... Ripped a two-run triple into the gap vs. UIC 2/28 for his first career RBI... Doubled to left in his first career at-bat against San Diego 2/21... Made collegiate debut in left field against San Diego 2/20... SUMMER BALL Played in 36 games for the Upper Valley Nighthawks in the New England Collegiate Baseball League hitting .212 with six doubles and 21 runs scored.
High School - Named an All-American by Perfect Game, All-State and All-Region in 2015 after team won region and state titles at Christian Brothers HS in Memphis, Tenn.... Also helped Purple Wave to region and state titles in 2013... Tagged as Mr. Baseball and Best of Preps Baseball Player of the Year finalist and male athlete of the year by The Commercial Appeal in 2015... Earned All-State and All-Region recognition in 2014... Lettered three years in baseball and football, earning All-Region honors on the gridiron in 2014... Played high school/summer ball with several Division I players including Donny Everett (Vanderbilt), James Muse (Memphis), Tyler Walton (Memphis), Chris Carrier (Memphis), Rodney Hutchison (North Carolina), Utah Jones (North Carolina) Luke Shilling (Illinois) and Atlanta 2015 first round pick Austin Riley ( Braves).
Academics - Grisanti is majoring in human and organizational development.
Personal - Walker Tate Grisanti... Born 11/29/96 in Memphis, Tenn.... Son of Darby and Frank Grisanti... Has three siblings: brothers, Brad and Grayson, and sister, Lindsay... Grandfather played football at LSU and for the Los Angeles Rams, uncle played football at Vanderbilt... Nickname is Clyde... Favorites include: Bryce Harper (player), Straight Outta Compton (movie), Breaking Bad (TV show), Mark Wahlberg (actor), chicken (meal), Kevin Gates (musician)... If he was not an athlete he would be a strength coach... Says "The Rock" Dwayne Johnson would play him in a movie... Races motorcycles as his oddest talent... Uses hardworking as the one word to describe himself... Roommates with Stephen Scott... Lists winning a state championship his senior year as his most memorable athletic moment... Chose Vanderbilt because of "Coach Corbin, academics and the baseball culture."