Vanderbilt Baseball Weekly Report - Week 2

Feb. 26, 2018

Vanderbilt Baseball Weekly Report
Overall Record: 5-0
Streak: Win 6

Last Week’s Results (5-0)
Tuesday, February 20 vs. Presbyterian – Win 7-1
Wednesday, February 21 vs. Presbyterian – Win 15-2
Friday, February 23 vs. UMass-Lowell – Win 15-0
Saturday, February 24 vs. UMass-Lowell – Win 15-2
Sunday, February 25 vs. UMass-Lowell – Win 9-2

This Week (Times Central)
Tuesday, February 27 vs. Austin Peay – 4 p.m.
Wednesday, February 28 vs. Indiana State – 4 p.m. [SEC Network+]

Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic – Houston – Minute Maid Park
Friday, March 2 vs. Sam Houston State – 12 p.m.
Saturday, March 3 vs. Louisiana – 3 p.m.
Sunday, March 4 vs. Houston – 6 p.m.

Player of the Week Nominee
Ethan Paul, 2B, 5-10, 185, Bellevue, Wash.
Weekly totals: 5G/5GS, 21 AB, 8 R, 8 H, 3-2B, 2 HR, 11 RBI
Led Vanderbilt with 11 RBIs across five games, smacking a pair of home runs while plating nine runs and hitting .381 with a .480 on base percentage.
Recorded seven RBIs, highlighted by a grand slam while finishing a triple shy of the cycle in a 15-2 victory against UMass-Lowell on Saturday.
Reached base and scored at least one run in all five games as part of Vandy’s 5-0 week. Belted a solo home run in a 1-for-4 performance on Tuesday vs. Presbyterian.

Pitcher of the Week Nominee
Drake Fellows, RHP, 6-5, 205, Plainfield, Ill.
Weekly totals: 1G/1GS, W, 5.0IP, 2H, 0R/0ER, 1BB, 8K
Earned the victory on Friday vs. UMass-Lowell, tossing five scoreless innings while limiting Red Hawk hitters to a .176 batting average.
Scattered three hits and struck out eight hitters to lead a pitching staff that posted a 1.20 ERA and 5-0 record in five games last week.

Freshman of the Week Nominee
Austin Martin, DH/OF/1B, 6-0, 170, Jacksonville, Fla.
Weekly totals: 5G/5GS, 17 AB, 7 R, 12 H, 2-2B, 3 RBI, 6 SB
Leadoff hitter who paced the way for Vanderbilt with a .706 batting average across five starts.
Recorded multiple hits in four-of-five games and scored two runs in three different games.
Stole six bases on the week including three against Presbyterian on Wednesday.
Led the Dores with 14 total bases while drawing five walks as part of .800 on-base percentage.

Commodore Notes
No. 13 Vanderbilt posted a perfect 5-0 week, outscoring Presbyterian and UMass-Lowell a combined 61-7… The Commodores hit .348 for the week, averaging 12.2 runs and 12.6 hits per game… Vandy posted an impressive .995 fielding percentage while committing just one error… Commodore pitching limited the Blue Hose and River Hawks to a .190 batting average while posting a 1.20 ERA… 10 different pitchers did not allow a run including starters Maddux Conger, Drake Fellows and Jake Eder… Freshmen Austin Martin and Pat DeMarco combined to go 7-for-9, contributing more than half of the team’s hits (12) in Tuesday’s 7-1 win vs. Presbyterian… Vandy held Presbyterian to five hits with starter Maddux Conger tossing five scoreless innings, scattering three hits while fanning five and walking two … Philip Clarke launched a three-run home run in the first inning on Wednesday to set the tone and Vanderbilt pitching was masterful throughout in a 15-2 victory against Presbyterian… Vandy swiped six bases, its most since stealing seven on May 19, 2016, against Auburn and scored in six different innings… Jake Eder permitted just one hit in four innings while fanning four batters in his collegiate debut… Vanderbilt impressed from start to finish, scoring five runs in two different innings while a trio of arms displayed their dominance in a 15-0 victory against UMass-Lowell on Friday… The Commodores scored 15 runs for a second-straight game and received 13 hits from nine different batters in the team’s fourth-consecutive victory… Vandy set new a new season-high for RBIs (14) and cashed in on 14 walks from UMass-Lowell pitching…. After putting the first two UMass-Lowell batters of the game aboard, Vanderbilt starter Drake Fellows notched three-straight strikeouts en route to retiring 14 consecutive River Hawks hitters… Ethan Paul belted a grand slam and Vanderbilt scored 10 runs in the fifth inning to highlight a 15-2 victory against UMass-Lowell on Saturday afternoon… The Commodores struck for seven hits in the fifth with Austin Martin and Paul each providing multiple base knocks in the frame. The 10 runs were the most for a Commodore team in an inning since producing as many vs. Radford on June 1, 2015 … Jayson Gonzalez tagged two home runs, becoming the first Vandy player since Will Toffey (June 5, 2017) to accomplish the feat… Vanderbilt broke a deadlock with a three-run home run from Stephen Scott in the sixth inning and rode a pair of steady pitching performances to a 9-2 victory against UMass-Lowell on Sunday afternoon… The win solidified the three-game sweep for the No. 13 Commodores and moved the team’s winning streak to six games… Vanderbilt went a perfect 7-for-7 in stolen bases and finished one shy of matching a Hawkins Field record… UMass-Lowell took a 2-0 lead in the first inning on a two-out single from Michael Young but only produced a pair of hits the remainder of the way… Starter Chandler Day permitted three hits and two runs while walking one and fanning six in a no decision… Tyler Brown took things the rest of the way to pick up the win, tossing the final four scoreless frames while allowing just a leadoff single in the ninth inning… The Commodores close out their 10-game homestand this week with a Tuesday matchup against Austin Peay and Wednesday with a visit from Indiana State… Vandy heads to Houston this weekend to take part in the 18th annual Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic at Minute Maid Park… The Dores take on Sam Houston State on Friday, Louisiana on Saturday and Houston on Sunday.



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