Jan. 30, 2013
Vanderbilt University is a unique place and the school's baseball program is no different. Every fall and winter, former Commodores from all levels of professional baseball return to Hawkins Field to work with the VU coaching staff and prepare for next season. As spring training nears, we're catching up with the former Dores to talk about baseball life after the Black & Gold.
Former Commodore Mark Lamm enjoyed a solid, full first season in professional baseball pitching in Double-A for the Mississippi Braves. The right-hander pitched in 50 games and saved 10 games for the Braves in 2012 and is scheduled to report to Orlando, Fla. - home of the Atlanta Braves' spring training complex - next month.
Corey Williams was a third round pick of the Minnesota Twins in 2011 as part of the Commodores' Southeastern Conference record 12-man draft class. The lefty spent his first full season of professional baseball in the chilly Single-A Midwest League with the Beloit Snappers. "King Velo" appeared in 47 games for the Snappers in 2012 saving 17 games and striking out 68 batters in 62.1 innings. Williams is set to report to the Twins' spring training complex in Ft. Meyers, Fla. late next month.