Feb. 18, 2014
Nashville, Tenn. -
Junior pitcher Jared Miller and freshman Bryan Reynolds have each earned weekly honors for their performances at Long Beach State on opening weekend.
Reynolds posted an impressive weekend in his first three collegiate games going 6-for-10 with two doubles and four RBI. The Brentwood, Tenn. native wasted no time in picking up his first hit as a Commodore, ripping a single to right-center field as a pinch hitter in Friday night's win. He followed up with a 2-for-4 performance at the plate on Saturday in his first start, driving in a run with a single in his second at-bat. The switch hitter saved his best for last in Sunday's series finale going 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI. He also added a run-saving, diving catch in left field that helped hold off a Dirtbags rally.
Reynolds becomes the first Commodore since Conrad Gregor in 2011 to earn SEC Freshman of the Week honors.
Miller was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Pitcher of the Week for his work in Saturday's win at Long Beach State. The big lefty notched career-bests in innings pitched with six and strikeouts with four to earn the win in the Dores' 6-0 shutout. The Avon, Ind. native allowed a two-out single in the first then retired the next 14 batters he faced before an error in the sixth inning snapped the streak.
Vanderbilt hosts Lipscomb at Hawkins Field tomorrow at 4 p.m. for the home opener before welcoming Illinois-Chicago for a weekend series starting Friday.