Baseball Weekly Report - Week 3

Vince Conde hit home runs in three straight games last week.

March 4, 2013

Overall Record: 12-1
Streak: Win 10

Last Week's Results (5-0)
Tuesday, February 26 vs. Arkansas State - Win 7-3
Wednesday, February 27 vs. Evansville - Win 13-0
Friday, March 1 vs. Illinois-Chicago - Win 9-0
Saturday, March 2 vs. Illinois-Chicago - Win 5-3
Sunday, March 3 vs. Illinois-Chicago - Win 3-1 (10)

This Week (Times Central)
Tuesday, March 5 vs. Eastern Illinois (Hawkins Field) 4 p.m.
Friday, March 8 at #15 Oregon (PK Park) 8 p.m. CT
Saturday, March 9 at #15 Oregon (PK Park) 4 p.m. CT
Sunday, March 10 at #15 Oregon (PK Park) 2 p.m. CT

Player of the Week Nominee
Vince Conde, INF, 6-0, 195, Oviedo, Fla.
• Weekly totals: 5G/5GS, 17AB, 7R, 9H, 2B, 3HR, 6RBI, 2BB, 1K, 1.118 SLUG%, .579 OBP%
• Belted his first three home runs of the season hitting home runs in three straight games.
• Pushed his hitting streak to six games with at least on hit in every game, including four two-hit games. He has already matched last season's total of six two-hit games this season.
• Scored the tying run in Saturday's eventual 5-3 victory over Illinois-Chicago and scored the winning run in Sunday's walk-off 3-1 victory over UIC.
• Transitioned to shortstop, starting four games up the middle during the week.

Pitcher of the Week Nominee
Kevin Ziomek, LHP, 6-3, 200, Amherst, Mass.
• Weekly totals: 1G/1GS, W, 9.0IP, 1H, 0R/0ER, 3BB, 15K
• Pitched his first career complete game with a one-hit shutout of Illinois-Chicago on Friday night in the rain and snow.
• His 15 strikeouts set a new career-high and are the most by a Vanderbilt pitcher since Sonny Gray struck out 15 against Brown in 2011.
• The lefty struck out at least one batter in eight of nine innings and struck out two or more in six innings, including the ninth. Eight of the 15 strikeouts were looking.
• He did not allow a hit after the first inning and allowed only one base runner with no runners reaching third base in the game.
• Retired the final 10 batters he faced and 22 of the last 23 batters.
• The junior now has two outings this season with at least 11 strikeouts and leads the Commodores with 33 strikeouts in 22 innings.

Commodore Notes
Vanderbilt went a perfect 5-0 for the second straight week to push the team's winning streak to 10 games... The Commodores' 10-game winning streak is the longest since the Dores won 11 straight in 2011 (3/26-4/12)... Vandy topped a tough Arkansas State team on Tuesday using a four-run eighth inning for a 7-3 victory... Seniors Connor Harrell and Mike Yastrzemski led the way with Harrell knocking in three runs, including his third home run of the year, and Yastrzemski collecting a season-high three hits... Brian Miller earned the win in relief of freshman Walker Buehler, who fanned a career-best seven batters... Vanderbilt slammed Evansville 13-0 on Wednesday behind the strength of a nine-run sixth inning... Connor Harrell hit his third career grand slam and fourth home run of the season and Tony Kemp went a perfect 3-for-3 with three runs and three RBI... Freshman Tyler Ferguson earned his first win with five scoreless innings before turning it over to the bullpen... The Dores posted their second straight shutout on Friday night with a 9-0 win over Illinois-Chicago behind Kevin Ziomek's masterpiece... Ziomek struck out a career-best 15 in his first career complete game with a one-hit shutout... The lefty became the first Commodore since Sonny Gray in 2011 to strike out 15 in a game and did not allow a hit after the second inning... Vince Conde homered for the third straight game and freshman Rhett Wiseman went 2-for-4 with two runs scored... The back-to-back shutouts are the first for VU since the 2011 team posted three straight shutouts against Purdue and Mississippi State... With snowflakes falling on Saturday the Commodores topped UIC 5-3... Starter Tyler Beede struck out eight to earn his third win of the year... Conrad Gregor scored the winning run on a wild pitch and Spencer Navin knocked in an insurance run in the eighth with a single... Vanderbilt completed the sweep of UIC on Sunday with a walk-off 3-1 win in 10 innings... Freshman Rhett Wiseman played the hero hitting a two-run home run over the right field bleachers to push the Dores' winning streak to 10 games... Brian Miller earned his second win of the week in relief with two scoreless frames after starter Philip Pfeifer tossed six scoreless innings with seven strikeouts... The team's pitching led the way during the week allowing only four earned runs over 46 innings (0.78 ERA) while striking out 52 batters and allowing opponents to hit a paltry .174... Vanderbilt hosts Eastern Illinois on Tuesday at 4 p.m. before hitting the road with a trip to No. 7 Oregon beginning Friday.



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