Vanderbilt Baseball Weekly Report - Week 2

Freshman Hayden Stone started off his career with six strikeouts in three innings last week.

Feb. 24, 2014

Overall Record: 7-0 Streak: Win 7

Last Week's Results (4-0)
Tuesday, February 19 vs. Lipscomb - Win 5-1
Friday, February 21 vs. Illinois-Chicago - Win 14-1
Saturday, February 22 vs. Illinois-Chicago - Win 2-0
Sunday, February 23 vs. Illinois-Chicago - Win 12-1 

This Week (Times Central)
Tuesday, February 25 vs. Western Kentucky - 4 p.m. | Watch Live
Wednesday, February 26 vs. Evansville - 4 p.m. | Watch Live
Friday, February 28 vs. Stanford - 4 p.m. | Watch Live
Saturday, March 1 vs. Stanford - 2 p.m. | Watch Live
Sunday, March 2 vs. Stanford - 12 p.m. (game time changed from 1 p.m. to 12 p.m. to accommodate Stanford's travel plans) | Watch Live

Player of the Week Nominee

Zander Wiel, IF, 6-3, 220, Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Weekly totals: 4G/4GS, 14AB, 4R, 6H, 2-2B, 5RBI, .500 OBP%

Reached base in all four games for the Commodores going 6-for-14 (.429) with two doubles, four runs and five RBI.

Drove in a season-best three runs and went 2-for-4 in Wednesday win over Lipscomb. Posted his second multi-hit game of the weekend and third of the year in Sunday's win over Illinois-Chicago going 3-for-4 with two doubles, including a two-run double to cap the Commodores' five-run second inning.

Pitcher of the Week Nominee

Tyler Beede, RHP, 6-4, 215, Auburn, Mass.
Weekly totals: 1G/1GS, W, 6.0IP, 1H, 1R/1ER, 1BB, 11K

Won his second start of the season with six strong innings against Illinois-Chicago on Friday.

Set a new career-best with 11 strikeouts, dominating over his six innings and striking out at least one batter in all six innings and two batters in five of six frames.

Retired 14 straight from the first inning to the sixth before finishing his day with his 11th strikeout to end the inning.

Freshman of the Week Nominee

Hayden Stone, RHP, 6-4, 215, Columbia, Tenn.
Weekly totals: 2G/0GS, 3.0IP, 1H, 0R/0ER, 0BB, 6K

Made his collegiate debut on Wednesday vs. Lipscomb striking out four in two perfect innings of relief.

Followed up his debut with a perfect inning of relief on Sunday vs. Illinois-Chicago striking out two more batters.

Commodore Notes
Vanderbilt improved to 7-0 on the season with four wins during the week, opening the season 7-0 for the fifth time under Head Coach Tim Corbin and the first time since 2011... The Commodores won the home opener 5-1 on Wednesday against crosstown rival Lipscomb... Starter Walker Buehler picked up his first win of the season with five innings of work giving up one unearned run on four hits with six strikeouts to run the Dores' starting pitcher's streak of not allowing an unearned run to 21.1 innings to open the season... Zander Wiel paced the offense with a pair of hits and three RBI... VU exploded for the team's best offensive showing of the season on Friday in the Commodores' 14-1 win over Illinois-Chicago... The Dores pounded out 19 hits in the win with 10 different Dores registering at least one hit and six posting multi-hit games... Dansby Swanson, Bryan Reynolds and Chris Harvey all posted three-hit games with Harvey driving in two runs... Tyler Beede earned the win allowing only a first inning solo home run and striking out a career-best 11 over six innings... Vanderbilt posted the squad's second straight Saturday shutout behind Jared Miller and Carson Fulmer in a 2-0 victory vs. UIC... Miller was fantastic with a career-best seven innings and six strikeouts... The big lefty scattered four hits with no walks before handing the ball to Fulmer, who fanned five in two innings to notch his second save in as many appearances this season... The VU offense rallied for two runs in the seventh on four hits - back-to-back, RBI-singles from Vince Conde and Rhett Wiseman proved to be the difference... The Dores finished off their second straight sweep on Sunday with a 12-1 win over the Flames... The Vandy offense was relentless with 13 hits on the day and scoring in seven of eight at-bats... Kyle Smith scored a career-best four runs while going 3-for-3 to improve to 6-for-6 on the year... Wiel added three more hits and Xavier Turner chipped in two hits as well... Swanson extended his team-best hitting streak to seven games with a second inning single... Tyler Ferguson was strong in picking up his second win of the year tossing a career-best 5.2 innings with a career-high seven strikeouts... Vanderbilt hosts five games at Hawkins Field this week beginning on Tuesday against Western Kentucky at 4 p.m. before welcoming Evansville on Wednesday (4 p.m.) and Stanford for a three-game series beginning Friday at 4 p.m.



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