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Zander Wiel - 43

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Murfreesboro, Tenn.

High School:
Blackman

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 220

Position:
IF

Birthdate:
01/11/1993

Bats/Throws:
Right/Right

Zander Wiel

04/20/2014

Dores drop finale, series at Arkansas

Early mistakes too much to overcome for Commodores

04/15/2014

Commodores cruise by Blue Raiders

Offense explodes for season-high 19 runs in win

04/12/2014

Commodores bounce back, even series with Texas A&M

Brian Miller locks down Aggies as offense surges

03/30/2014

Commodores rally to take series

Norwood's first homer of season, late rally lead VU to victory

03/24/2014

Vanderbilt Baseball Weekly Report - Week 6

Commodores drop first series, prepare for Bruins & Wildcats

04/15/2014

Middle Tennessee at Vanderbilt 4/15/14 (Green)

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03/30/2014

Kentucky at Vanderbilt 3/30/14 (Russell)

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03/25/2014

Vanderbilt vs. Belmont (Howell)

Vanderbilt baseball defeats Belmont 2-1 on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Photos by Joe Howell.

03/14/2014

LSU at Vanderbilt - 3/14/14 (Green)

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03/04/2014

Vanderbilt vs. Tennessee Tech (Howell)

Vanderbilt defeated Tennessee Tech 4-0 at Hawkins Field. (Photos by Joe Howell)

Honors
• 2013 All-SEC Freshman

Career Game Highs
Hits: *3, last 2/23 vs. Illinois-Chicago
Runs: 4, 4/20/13 at Georgia G2
RBI: 5, 4/20/13 at Georgia G2
Walks: *2, last 3/1 vs. Stanford
HRs: 2, 4/20/13 at Georgia G2
Strikeouts: 3, 4/28/13 vs. Mississippi State
Stolen Bases: *2, 3/15 vs. LSU G1

COACH CORBIN QUOTE: Zander continues to develop rapidly. He has matured greatly in every area as a student-athlete. His increased physical strength has given him confidence and improved his offensive game. He had a very nice fall both defensively and offensively. He will impact our team. 2012 Wiel redshirted in his first year at Vanderbilt.

2014 - Left the game with an arm injury after going 0-for-1 at Tennessee 4/5... Went 0-for-4 in win at Tennessee 4/4... Came off the bench to go 1-for-1 in win over UT-Martin 4/1... Went 0-for-3 in win over Kentucky 3/30... Went 0-for-4 against Kentucky 3/29... Singled and struck out twice in loss to Kentucky 3/28... Went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in win over Belmont 3/25... Singled and stole a base at Mississippi State 3/23... Doubled and drove in two runs at Mississippi State 3/22... Knocked in a run with a sac fly in loss at Mississippi State 3/21... Walked and singled at Belmont 3/18... Singled and scored in win over LSU 3/15 G2... Stole two bases and tripled against LSU 3/15 G1... Doubled and stole his fourth base in the last four games in loss to LSU 3/14... Scored two runs going 2-for-3 with one RBI and two stolen bases in win over Eastern Illinois 3/11... Drove in a run with a sac fly but went 0-for-2 vs. Winthrop 3/9... Singled in a run going 1-for-5 vs. Winthrop 3/8... Doubled in win over Winthrop 3/7... Went 0-for-3 at MTSU 3/5... Blasted his first homer of the season with a solo shot off the left field scoreboard vs. Tennessee Tech 3/4 going 2-for-2... Scored two runs and went 1-for-3 in win over Stanford 3/2... Walked twice and scored a run against Stanford 3/1... Singled to extend his hitting streak to five games in win over Stanford 2/28... Doubled for the third straight game in loss to Evansville 2/26 going 1-for-5 with a run scored... Doubled off the left field wall to drive in the Dores' only two runs in loss to WKU 2/25, four RBI and three doubles in last two games... Smashed two doubles and drove in two runs while going 3-for-4 in win over UIC 2/23... Singled and scored as part of game-winning rally against UIC 2/22... Scored two runs in win over UIC 2/21... Drove in three runs going 2-for-4 in win over Lipscomb 2/19... Doubled and scored in win at Long Beach State 2/16, finished opening weekend with three extra-base hits... Doubled and tripled in win at Long Beach State 2/15... Reached base three times in the opener at Long Beach State going 1-for-3 with a walk and hit by pitch.

2013 - Emerged as an offensive power threat late in the season hitting five home runs and driving in 27 runs in 33 games to earn Freshman All-SEC honors... Drove in the Commodores' lone run in Super Regional loss to Louisville 6/9 belting his fifth home run of the season with a solo shot... Fouled out as a pinch hitter vs. Louisville 6/8 in Super Regional... Went 0-for-3 in loss to Georgia Tech 6/2 at NCAA Tournament... Singled three times to match a career-high with one RBI in NCAA Tournament win vs. Illinois 6/1... Tagged as All-SEC Freshman team member... Went 0-for- 4 with one RBI in SEC Tournament Championship Game loss to LSU 5/26... Matched a career-best with three hits in SEC Tournament win vs. Mississippi State 5/25 driving in three runs... Singled twice against Texas A&M 5/24 at SEC Tournament... Went -for-4 in SEC Tournament loss to Texas A&M 5/22... Bounced a two-run double off the wall late in win over Alabama 5/18... Struck out once and went 0-for-3 in win at Kentucky 5/12... Went 0-for-4 in doubleheader sweep win at Kentucky 5/11... Drove in three runs in his 10th start in win at Kentucky 5/11 bringing his total to 18 in 10 starts... Knocked in a run for the eight time in his last nine games with a RBI-single in win vs. Presbyterian 5/8... Singled three times to match his career-best driving in two runs in win at South Carolina 5/4... Went 0-for-3 in win at South Carolina 5/3... Doubled in two runs in win over Mississippi State 4/28 marking the sixth straight game to have at least one RBI... Singled in a run in win vs. Mississippi State 4/27 going 2-for-4... Knocked in a run for the fourth straight game with a sacrifice fly against Mississippi State 4/26... Hit his third home run in as many starts with a two-run shot at Louisville 4/23... Earned his second straight start at Georgia 4/21 doubling in a run in his first at-bat of the game... Posted a career day in his first career start going 3-for-3 with two home runs, a double, four runs and five RBI in win at Georgia 4/20 G2... Struck out against Missouri 4/14... Picked up his first career hit with a single in win over Missouri 4/13... Went 0-for-2 as the team's DH in win at Oregon 3/9... Popped up as a pinch hitter against Monmouth 2/24... Flew out in his only at-bat against Monmouth 2/23... Drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in his first collegiate at-bat against Central Arkansas 2/20.

2012 - Redshirted during his freshman campaign.

HIGH SCHOOL - 2011 First team All-District, All-Region, All-Mid-State and All-State... 2010 First team All-District and Region, Second team All-Mid-State... 2009 First team All-District and Region... 2010 team was District runner-up... 2009 team was District and Region champs and state tournament participant... Lettered three years in baseball and one in basketball.

ACADEMICS - Wiel is majoring in communications.

PERSONAL - Alexander McBrayer Wiel (wheel)... Born 1/11/93... Son of Connie and Randy Wiel... Nickname is Taste... Father played and coached basketball at North Carolina and was head basketball coach at UNC-Asheville and Middle Tennessee State... Played summer ball with Vandy teammate Brian Miller.. Favorites include Chris Davis (baseball player), Atlanta Braves (baseball team), Cheez-its and orange juice (late night snack)... Oddest talent is beatboxing... Multi-talented is the one word he would use to describe himself... Roommates with Tyler Beede, Sam Wild and Mike Portu... Chose Vanderbilt because of Coach Corbin, who always struck him as a coach who not only made kids better baseball players but better men as well.

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