Baseball

Zander Wiel - 43

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Murfreesboro, Tenn.

High School:
Blackman

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 225

Position:
IF

Birthdate:
01/11/1993

Bats/Throws:
Right/Right

Zander  Wiel

03/01/2015

Dores rally from 10 down to sweep series

Vandy scores 16 unanswered to erase 10-run deficit

02/26/2015

Commodores ready for Illinois State

No. 1 Dores take three-game winning streak into weekend

02/25/2015

Vandy rallies by Western Kentucky

Wiel's grand slam brings Commodores back from five-run deficit

02/24/2015

Commodores cruise by Skyhawks

Offense comes alive with season-high 16 runs

02/23/2015

Vanderbilt Baseball Weekly Report - Week 2

Commodores take impromptu series vs. Indiana State in Port Charlotte

02/28/2015

Vanderbilt Baseball vs. Illinois State (G2, 2/28/15); W, 3-2

The Vanderbilt Baseball team defeated the Illinois State Redbirds in game two on Saturday afternoon; 3-2. (2/28/15)

02/13/2015

Vanderbilt vs. Santa Clara - Feb. 13, 2015

Vanderbilt shut out Santa Clara 4-0 in the season opener on Friday afternoon at Hawkins Field.

11/14/2014

2014 Black & Gold Series - Game 1

Game 1 of the 2014 Black & Gold Series

06/25/2014

CWS Finals Game 3: Vanderbilt vs. Virginia (Howell)

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06/25/2014

CWS Finals Game 3: Vanderbilt vs. Virginia (Russell)

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Honors
• 2013 All-SEC Freshman

Career Game Highs
Hits: *3, last 5/9 at Florida
Runs: 4, 4/20/13 at Georgia G2
RBI: 5, 4/20/13 at Georgia G2
Walks: *2, last 6/21 vs. Texas
HRs: 2, 4/20/13 at Georgia G2
Strikeouts: *3, last 5/8/14 at Florida
Stolen Bases: *2, 5/15/14 vs. South Carolina

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.

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 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... 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.

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