Vanderbilt Baseball Weekly Report - Week 5

Freshman Hayden Stone struck out 10 batters in 5.1 innings to earn his first career win on Saturday vs. LSU.

March 17, 2014

Overall Record: 18-3, 2-1 SEC
Streak: Win 2

Last Week's Results (3-1)
Tuesday, March 11 vs. Eastern Illinois - Win 11-2
Friday, March 14 vs. LSU - Loss 4-2
Saturday, March 15 vs. LSU - Win 5-3
Saturday, March 15 vs. LSU - Win 9-3 

This Week (Times Central)
Tuesday, March 18 at Belmont - 4 p.m.
Friday, March 21 at Mississippi State - 6:30 p.m. [TV - CSS]
Saturday, March 22 at Mississippi State - 7:30 p.m. [TV - ESPNU]
Sunday, March 23 at Mississippi State - 1:30 p.m.

Player of the Week Nominee

Vince Conde, SS, 6-0, 190, Oviedo, Fla.
Weekly totals: 4G/4GS, 14AB, 3R, 9H (.643), 2-2B, 4RBI, 1SB/1SBA
Posted his first three multi-hit games of the season during the week going 9-for-14 (.643), including two three-hit games vs. No. 8 LSU.
Singled twice and scored a season-best two runs in win over Eastern Illinois on Tuesday.
Matched his career-high with three hits in Friday night game vs. LSU and ace Aaron Nola, knocking in one of Commodores' two runs.
Posted his second straight three-hit game in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against LSU, driving in two runs in win.
Drove in a run for the third straight game vs. LSU going 1-for-3 with a double in series clinching victory in second game of double dip.

Freshman/Pitcher of the Week Nominee

Hayden Stone, RHP, 6-0, 180, Columbia, Tenn.
Weekly totals: 2G/0GS, W, 6.1IP, 4H, 1R/1ER, 1BB, 11K
Earned his first collegiate win with 5.1 innings of relief in second game of doubleheader vs. LSU on Saturday striking out a career-best 10.
Entered the game on Saturday with Vanderbilt leading by one run and the bases loaded, struck out Tyler Moore as the first of his 10 punch outs to end the threat.
Set career-bests with 5.1 innings and 10 strikeouts.
Joined Tyler Beede as the only two Commodores' pitchers to strike out at least 10 batters in a game this season.
Tossed a perfect inning with one strikeout against Eastern Illinois on Tuesday.

Commodore Notes
Vanderbilt improved to 18-3 on the season and 2-1 in the Southeastern Conference with a 3-1 week... The Commodores topped Eastern Illinois 11-2 on Tuesday thanks to an eight-run, two-out rally in the fifth inning... Five different Dores posted two-hit games, including Rhett Wiseman who also knocked in three runs in the win... Walker Buehler picked up the win allowing two runs over five innings with no walks and seven strikeouts... Vandy hosted LSU to open SEC play with aces Tyler Beede and Aaron Nola dueling on Friday night, the Tigers rallied for four runs in the eighth inning to claim the series opener 4-2... Beede was the tough-luck loser despite leaving the game with a one-run lead, allowing two unearned runs over 7.1 innings with one walk and seven strikeouts... Vince Conde had three of VU's seven hits and drove in one of the team's two runs in the loss... The Commodores bounced back in a big way on Saturday by sweeping both ends of a doubleheader against LSU... The Dores took the opener 5-3 behind starter Jared Miller, who earned his team-best fifth win... Miller scattered two hits and allowed one run over 6.2 innings... Carson Fulmer notched his team leading sixth save with a perfect ninth inning... Conde again led the way with three hits and two RBI... The Vanderbilt offense exploded for nine runs in the nightcap to claim the series with a 9-3 victory... Dansby Swanson went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI with Bryan Reynolds driving in three runs with a pair of singles... Freshman Hayden Stone entered the game with VU leading by one run and the bases loaded and struck out the first batter he faced to end the LSU threat... Stone turned in a career-best 5.1 innings and struck out a career-high 10 batters to earn his first collegiate win... Vanderbilt returns to action on Tuesday at crosstown rival Belmont with first pitch set for 4 p.m. at Rose Park... The Commodores hit the road for the first time in conference play with a trip to Mississippi State beginning on Friday on CSS at 6:30 p.m., Saturday's game will be televised on ESPNU at 7:30 p.m. and the series finale is set for 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.



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