Early mistakes too much to overcome for Commodores
Four-run Arkansas first sinks Vanderbilt on road
Turner enters weekend on 23-game hitting streak
Offense explodes for season-high 19 runs in win
From April issue of Commodore Nation
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Vanderbilt baseball vs. UT-Martin on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.
Vanderbilt baseball defeats Belmont 2-1 on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Photos by Joe Howell.
Career Game Highs
COACH CORBIN QUOTE: I have really enjoyed watching Xavier grow over the last two years on and off the field. He undoubtedly has very special baseball and athletic skills but his personality and spirit have a chance to be very connective and far-reaching in our program. His acumen for the game and his baseball maturity are above his years. X is a young man that really embraces the learning process.
2014 - Hit his first career home run with a solo shot at Tennessee 4/5 to extend hitting streak to 19 games... Posted his fourth straight multi-hit game to extend his hitting streak to 18 games in win at Tennessee 4/4 going 2-for-4 with two doubles and one RBI... Doubled and singled while driving in two runs in win over UT-Martin 4/1... A pair of singles vs. Kentucky 3/30 extended his hitting streak to 16 games... Three hits pushed his hitting streak to 15 games to match his career-best going 3-for-4 with two runs and one RBI vs. Kentucky 3/29... Extended his hitting streak to 14 games with a single and run scored in loss to Kentucky 3/28... Singled and scored against Belmont 3/25 to extend his hitting streak to 13 games... Pushed hitting streak to 12 games with two singles and one RBI in win at Mississippi State 3/23... Singled and matched a career-high with two strikeouts in loss at Mississippi State 3/22... Doubled and scored in loss at Mississippi State 3/21... Singled in a run to push his hitting streak to nine games in win over LSU 3/15 G2... Scored a run going 1-for-4 against LSU 3/15 G1... Singled going 1-for-4 to extend hitting streak to seven games in loss to LSU 3/14... Pushed his hitting streak to six games with a RBI-double in win over Eastern Illinois 3/11... Doubled to push hitting streak to five games in win over Winthrop 3/9... Knocked in a run for the third straight game going 1-for-2 vs. Winthrop 3/8... Set a career-best with four hits in win over Winthrop 3/7 driving in two runs and scoring a run... Posted his second straight two-hit game in victory at MTSU 3/5... Snapped out of 0-for-11 slide with two-hit game scoring two runs in win over Tennessee Tech 3/4... Fell into 0-for-11 slump with 0-for-4 game vs. Stanford 3/2... Walked and went 0-for-3 in win over Stanford 3/1... Went 0-for-4 driving in one run in win over Stanford 2/28... Singled in loss to Evansville 2/26... Stole his third base of the season going 0-for-2 with a run scored in loss to WKU 2/25... Collected two hits and drove in a run in win over UIC 2/23... Singled and scored in win over UIC 2/22... Knocked in a run for the third time in the team's first five games going 1-for-6 against UIC 2/21... Snapped his 12-game hitting streak carried over from 2013 with a 0-for-3 performance against Lipscomb 2/19... Posted his first three-hit game of the season going 3-for-5 with one RBI and two stolen bases in win at Long Beach State 2/16... Scored two runs and went 1-for-3 in win at Long Beach State 2/15... Drove in two runs and doubled in Opening Day win at Long Beach State 2/14.
2013 - Named a First Team Freshman All-American by NCBWA and Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball... Pushed his hitting streak to 12 games with a single in Super Regional loss to Louisville 6/9... Singled twice, scored two runs and stole two bases in Super Regional loss to Louisville 6/8... Matched a career-best with three RBI in NCAA Tournament victory over Georgia Tech 6/3... Singled in NCAA Tournament loss to Georgia Tech 6/2... Matched a career-best with three hits, scor- ing three runs and driving in two more in NCAA Tournament win vs. Illinois 6/1... Scored two runs and singled twice in NCAA Tournament win vs. ETSU 5/31... Named to the SEC All-Tournament team and All-SEC Freshman team... Singled twice in loss to LSU 5/26 in SEC Tournament Championship Game... Drove in two runs and went 3-for-5 with two runs scored in win over Mississippi State 5/25 at SEC Tournament... Doubled and singled to drive in a run in SEC Tournament victory over Texas A&M 5/24... Went 1-for-5 in win over South Carolina 5/23 at SEC Tournament... Singled in SEC Tournament loss to Texas A&M 5/22... Singled and scored in lone at-bat vs. Alabama 5/18... Went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in loss to Alabama 5/17... Doubled twice and knocked in a run in win vs. Alabama 5/16... Drove in two runs and went 2-for-4 in win at Kentucky 5/12... Scored a run going 1-for-5 in win at Kentucky 5/11 G2... Singled and doubled driv- ing in a run and scoring one in win at Kentucky 5/11... Dropped down two sacrifice bunts in win over Presbyterian 5/8... Knocked in a run while going 1-for-5 in win at South Carolina 5/4... Went 1-for-4 in win at South Carolina 5/3... Singled in win over Mississippi State 4/28, now has at least one hit in 21 of his last 23 games... Snapped his 15-game hitting streak with 0-for-4 outing vs. Mississippi State 4/27... Pushed his hitting streak to 15 games with an infield single in his last at-bat against Mississippi State 4/26... Knocked in a run in the sixth inning of win at Louisville 4/23 to push hitting streak to 14 games... Extended his hitting streak to 13 games with a pair of singles at Georgia 4/21 stealing two bases for the second time in the last three games... Pushed his hitting streak to 12 games with two hits in win over Georgia 4/20 in second game of doubleheader... Stole two base and drove in the Dores' only run in loss at Georgia 4/20... Extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a RBI-single in loss to Tennessee Tech 4/16... Doubled and scored in victory vs. Missouri 4/14... Matched a career-best with three hits and two RBI in win over Missouri 4/13... Scored two runs and went 2-for-4 in win over Missouri 4/12... Drove in a career-best three runs and stole two bases in win vs. UT-Martin 4/9... Singled in six at-bats in win at Ole Miss 4/7... Went 1-for-5 in win over Ole Miss 4/6... Singled and stole home for the second time this season in win at Ole Miss 4/5... Scored a career-high four runs and knocked in two more going 2-for-3 in win vs. MTSU 4/2... Posted his first two-hit game since 3/5 going 2-for-4 in win over Tennessee 3/31... Hit by a pitch and scored a run in the first inning of win vs. Tennessee 3/30... Matched a career-best with two walks going 1-for-3 with a run scored and RBI in win vs. Tennessee 3/29... Stole home as part of a triple steal in the fourth inning of win vs. Lipscomb 3/26 going 1-for-3... Knocked in the tying run in win vs. Florida 3/24 beating out an infield single as a pinch hitter... Singled in his lone at-bat against Florida 3/23... Singled and stole a base in loss at MTSU 3/20... Grounded out as a pinch hitter against Buffalo 3/13... Scored a run and went 0-for-4 at Oregon 3/8... Singled twice and knocked in a run in win over Eastern Illinois 3/5... Went 0-for-4 in win over UIC 3/2... Knocked in a run in win over Illinois- Chicago 3/1... Went 0-for-2 with one run scored against Evansville 2/27... Walked twice and went 1-for-2 with a run scored in win over Arkansas State 2/26... Seven-game hitting streak snapped with 0-for-3 outing against Monmouth 2/24... Singled in his only at-bat against Monmouth 2/23 to extend hitting streak to seven games... Pushed his hitting streak to the first six games of his career with a 1-for-3 night and one RBI against Monmouth 2/22... Knocked in two runs with a double down the right field line going 1-for-4 in his third straight start... Set a career-best with three hits in win at Belmont 2/19 hitting second in the lineup... Earned his first career start at third base going 2-for-3 with a double and one RBI in loss to Long Beach State 2/17... Came off the bench to drive in two runs and score two runs against LBSU 2/16... Went 1-for-3 with a run scored in hiscollegiate debut against LBSU 2/15.
HIGH SCHOOL - A three-time member of the All-Ohio team earning First Team nods in 2011-12, three-time First Team All-District and two-time District Player of the Year 2011-12... Lettered four years in baseball and basketball, where he earned First Team All-District and All-Conference honors as a senior, and two years in football... Holds numerous Sandusky HS records: single-season batting average (.605), doubles, triples and is fifth all-time in hits in the state of Ohio... Was a 34th round pick of the Boston Red Sox in the 2012 draft.
ACADEMICS - Turner is undecided on a major.
PERSONAL - Xavier Eugene Turner (X-zavier)... Born 8/24/93... Son of Bert Farris and Geneva Turner... Has one sister, Whitlee... Dad pitched at Findlay... Nickname is X... Favorites include Derek Jeter (baseball player), Boston Red Sox (baseball team), Chris Tucker (actor), chicken and rice (meal), chips (late night snack), Young Jeezy (musician)... Says he would be a sports announcer if not an athlete... Rapper 50 Cent would play him in a movie about his life... Lists creative as the one word that describes him... Roommates with Vince Conde and T.J. Pecoraro... Chose Vanderbilt to help him become a better baseball player and better person.