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Juniors earn first team honors from league coaches
Wright punches out 11 in series-clinching win
Price bobblehead giveaway Thursday, seniors honored Saturday
Infante, Toffey lead Commodores into weekend
Preseason All-American helping Vanderbilt offense find its groove
June 16, 2014
May 20, 2014
May 20, 2014
May 15, 2015
May 13, 2014
Vanderbilt played Virginia in the third game of the CWS finals at TD Ameritrade Park. (Joe Howell)
Vanderbilt played Virginia in the third game of the CWS finals at TD Ameritrade Park. (John Russell)
Vanderbilt vs. Virginia (CWS Game 2 - 06/23/15)
Vanderbilt played Virginia in the first game of the College World Series finals at TD Ameritrade Park.
Vanderbilt and Virginia met in the national championship series on June 22, 2015. (John Russell)
• 2013 All-SEC Freshman
Career Game Highs
Hits: 4, 3/29 vs. Tennessee
Runs: 4, 4/20/13 at Georgia
RBI: 6, 6/1 vs. Radford
Walks: *2, last 4/4 at Georgia
HRs: 2, 4/20/13 at Georgia
Strikeouts: *3, last 4/17 at South Carolina
Stolen Bases: *2, last 3/14 vs. Arkansas G1
COACH CORBIN QUOTE: Ever since Zander landed on campus, he has experienced great growth in every phase. On the baseball field, Z has really grown into a dangerous player. He has taken ownership of his experience and worked very hard to be the player that he is. Offensively, Zander has a chance to be a premium player - he impacts the game with hitting skill, power and his base running. He has also turned into one of most consistent defensive players that we have.
2015 - Named to Nashville NCAA Regional All-Tournament team... Drove in a career-high six runs vs. Radford 6/1 in NCAA Regional championship game going 4-for-6 with his 13th homer of the season... Walked and went 0-for-4 in win against Indiana 5/30... Scored a run and went 0-for-4 in NCAA Tournament win over Lipscomb 5/29... Named to the SEC All-Tournament team for hitting .263 with a home run, six RBI and five runs scored... Went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in loss to Florida 5/24 in SEC Tournament Championship game... Scored three runs and hit his 12th home run of the season in SEC Tournament win over Texas A&M 5/23... Drove in four runs for the fourth time this season with a 3-for-5 game vs. Alabama 5/22 with doubles... Went 0-for-4 in loss to Texas A&M 5/21... Singled and scored in SEC Tournament win over Missouri 5/20... Went 0-for-4 in loss at Alabama 5/16... Drove in two runs with a pair of hits in win at Alabama 5/15... Went 0-for-3 in win at Alabama 5/14... Singled twice and drove in a run in win over Vanderbilt 5/12... Went 0-for-4 with a run scored in loss to Florida 5/9... Smashed his 11th home run of the season to match Rhett Wiseman for the team lead going 2-for-4 with two runs scored in loss to Florida 5/8... Doubled and scored first run of the win over Florida 5/7... Picked up two extra-base hits and two RBI in win at Kentucky 5/3 with a RBI-double and solo homer... Singled twice and stole a base for the third straight game in loss at Kentucky 5/2... Stole a base for the second straight game going 1-for-5 with a run scored in win at Kentucky 5/1... Singled and stole a base in loss at Belmont 4/28... Named the National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball, SEC Player of the Week and TSWA Player of the Week after hitting .467 (7-for-15) with three home runs and eight RBI, including his third grand slam of the season with home runs in three straight games... Hit a home run for the third straight day to help sweep Missouri 4/26 going 2-for-4 with two runs scored... Smashed a home run for the second straight game with his third grand slam of the season, going 2-for-4 with four RBI and two runs scored in win over Missouri 4/25... Belted his seventh homer of the season with a two-run shot in the third inning vs. Missouri 4/24 scoring two runs in win... Smashed a RBI-double in his second at-bat of the night vs. MTSU 4/21 stealing his sixth base later in the game... Went 0-for-4 at South Carolina 4/18 to end weekend series 1-for-13... Struck out three times for the second straight game going 0-for-4 in loss at South Carolina 4/17... Doubled and scored in win at South Carolina 4/16... Singled twice and stole a base in loss to Belmont 4/14... Struck out twice and went 0-for-4 in loss to Ole Miss 4/11... Went 0-for-7 with two strikeouts in loss to Ole Miss 4/10... Walked and singled in win over Ole Miss 4/9... Knocked in the lone run in loss to Lipscomb 4/7 going 2-for-3... Singled and scored in win at Georgia 4/5... Scored two runs and went 2-for-3 in win at Georgia 4/4... Chipped in two hits in win at Georgia 4/3... Smashed his team-best sixth home run of the season and added a sac fly to push his RBI total to SEC-leading 35 in win over Wofford 4/1... Went 0-for-3 with a walk vs. Wofford 3/31... Earned his second SEC Player of the Week award after going 7-for-15 with eight runs and seven RBI over four games... Racked up a career-high four hits with two doubles and his team-best fifth homer driving in four runs and scoring three more in win over Tennessee 3/29... Struck out twice and scored a run vs. Tennessee 3/28... Scored two runs and went 1-for-3 in win vs. Tennessee 3/27... Bases loaded double capped seven-run eighth inning in win at MTSU 3/24 going 2-for-4 with two runs... Knocked in a run for the fourth straight game in nightcap win at Auburn 3/21 going 2-for-6... Cranked his second homer in as many days driving in three runs in first doubleheader win at Auburn 3/21... Belted his third home run of the season with a solo shot to left in loss at Auburn 3/20... Walked twice and scored twice in win over Tennessee Tech 3/17... Went 0-for-3 in win over Arkansas 3/15... Picked up two hits and scored a run in win over Arkansas 3/14 in second game of DH... Singled twice and stole two bases in comeback win over Arkansas 3/14 in first game of DH... Drove in a run for the fourth straight game in win over Quinnipiac going 1-for-3 with a double... RBI-single pushed his hitting streak to six games in win over Quinnipiac 3/10... Singled twice and drove in a run in Dodger Stadium College Baseball Classic against TCU 3/8... Reached base four times with a career-high three hits and a walk, driving in a run in loss at USC 3/7... Singled in victory at UCLA 3/6... Singled twice and drove in a run in win over Evansville 3/3... Named co-SEC Player of the Week and TSWA Player of the Week for his five-game stretch driving in 11 runs with two grand slams... Smashed his second grand slam of the week going 3-for-5 with three runs scored in win over Illinois State 3/1... Went 0-for-2 in win over Illinois State 2/28... Knocked in a pair of runs in win over Illinois State 2/27 scoring twice and walking twice... Matched a career-best with five RBI and belted a grand slam to complete comeback victory over Western Kentucky 2/25, first Commodore to drive in five runs since he did it in his first career start at Georgia 4/20/13... Scored twice in win over UT-Martin 2/24... Knocked in a run for the second straight game against Indiana State 2/22 in Port Charlotte, Fla. despite going 0-for-3... Singled twice and drove in a run in loss to Indiana State 2/21... Went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in win vs. Indiana State 2/20 in Port Charlotte, Fla.... Scored twice and doubled in win over Santa Clara 2/14... Drove in two runs and went 1-for-3 in first game of doubleheader vs. Santa Clara 2/14... Singled and scored in opening day win over Santa Clara 2/13.
2014 - Went 0-for-3 in national championship clinching win over Virginia 6/25... Went 0-for-3 with a run scored for the third straight game in loss to Virginia 6/24 in CWS Finals... Scored a run and pushed a run across in CWS Finals win over Virginia 6/23... Walked twice and scored a run in win over Texas 6/21 to advance to CWS Finals... Went 0-for-3 with a walk in loss to Texas 6/20 at College World Series... Drove in a pair of runs and went 2-for-4 in win over UC Irvine at College World Series... Singled in College World Series win over Louisville 6/14... Scored two runs and drove in a run in win over Stanford 6/8 in Super Regional... Singled twice and stole a base in loss to Stanford 6/7 in Super Regional... Drove in two runs and went 1-for-3 in Super Regional victory over Stanford 6/6... Walked twice and scored a run in win vs. Oregon 6/1 in NCAA Regional championship game... Drove in a run and scored a run in win over Oregon 5/31... Knocked in two runs and went 1-for-3 in win over Xavier 5/30 in NCAA Regional... Struck out twice and went 0-for-3 in loss to Ole Miss 5/22 at SEC Tournament... Went 0-for-3 vs. LSU 5/21... Doubled in win over Tennessee 5/20 at SEC Tournament... Drove in a run for the fifth straight game and posted his third straight two-hit game in loss to South Carolina 5/17... Launched his team-best fifth home run of the season and second in three games in win over South Carolina 5/16 driving in three runs and score two more... Drove in a run with a double vs. South Carolina 5/15, scored two runs and matched a career-best with two stolen bases, has five RBI and six runs scored in last four games... Smashed his second home run in his last five games with a two-run shot in win vs. SEMO 5/13... Started the Commodores' big offensive output with a two-run single in eight-run first inning at Florida 5/10... Matched a career-best with three hits in win at Florida 5/9... Struck out three times at Florida 5/8, second three strikeout game in his last three... Belted his third home run of the season going 2-for-3 vs. Louisville 5/6... Matched a career-high with three strikeouts at Missouri 5/4... Big two-run triple in third inning helped lead VU to win at Missouri 5/3... Singled in win at Missouri 5/2... Smashed his second home run of the season with a solo shot, driving in three runs in win vs. Georgia 4/27... Scored two runs in win over Georgia 4/26... Singled in a run and scored a run vs. Georgia 4/25... Struck out twice and went 0-for-4 against Memphis 4/22... Came off the bench to go 1-for-2 with a single at Arkansas 4/20... Singled up the middle at Arkansas 4/18... Scored a season-best three runs going 2-for-3 with three RBI and two walks in win over MTSU 4/15... Went 0-for-3 against Texas A&M 4/13... Back in the lineup as the DH vs. Texas A&M 4/12 went 0-for-2 with a sac bunt... 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 communication studies.
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... Favorites include Giancarlo Stanton (baseball player), Atlanta Braves (baseball team), bagel bites (late night snack)... Oddest talent is beatboxing... Multi-talented is the one word he would use to describe himself... Roommates with Tyler Ferguson and Bryan Reynolds... 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.