Vanderbilt Baseball Weekly Report - Week 7

Walker Buehler punched out a career-best 10 over seven innings last week.Walker Buehler punched out a career-best 10 over seven innings last week.

March 31, 2014

Overall Record: 23-6, 5-4 SEC
Streak: Win 2

Last Week's Results (2-2)
Tuesday, March 25 vs. Belmont - W 2-1
Friday, March 28 vs. Kentucky - L 4-2
Saturday, March 29 vs. Kentucky - W 9-3
Sunday, March 30 vs. Kentucky - W 6-2 

This Week (Times Central)
Tuesday, April 1 vs. UT-Martin - 6:30 p.m.
Friday, April 4 at Tennessee - 5 p.m. CT
Saturday, April 5 at Tennessee - 6 p.m. CT [TV - CSS]
Sunday, April 6 at Tennessee - 1 p.m.

Player of the Week Nominee

Dansby Swanson, IF, 6-0, 190, Marietta, Ga.
Weekly totals: 4G/4GS, 16AB, 5R, 10H (.625), 5 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI
Posted three multi-hit games during the week going 10-for-16 with five doubles and one home run.
Doubled twice and went 3-for-4 with half of the Commodores' hits in 2-1 win over Belmont.
Added another double in Friday's game vs. No. 19 Kentucky and drove in a run.
Matched career-best with four hits and three runs in Saturday's win over Kentucky, blasting his second home run of the season with a two-run shot in the first inning.
His third multi-hit game of the week came in Sunday's win over the Wildcats, recording his fifth double of the week to push his season total to a league-best 14.
Two hits on Sunday pushed his hitting streak to 10 games and he has now reached base in all 29 games this season with hits in 26 of 29 games.

Pitcher of the Week Nominee

Walker Buehler, RHP, 6-1, 165, Lexington, Ky.
Weekly totals: 1G/1GS, 7.0IP, 2H, 1R/1ER, 3BB, 10K
Did not factor in the decision over a career-best seven innings against Belmont on Tuesday.
The right-hander struck out a career-best 10 to post his second straight outing with a career-high in strikeouts and become the third Commodore this season to punch out at least 10 in a game.
Cruised through the first 5.2 innings allowing no hits until a ball hit a runner going from first to second for the final out of the inning and the first hit of the game.

Commodore Notes
Vanderbilt won the team's sixth series of the season and went 3-1 during the week with a midweek win over crosstown rival Belmont and a series victory against No. 19 Kentucky... The Commodores slipped by the Bruins 2-1 on Tuesday night at a chilly Hawkins Field... Bryan Reynolds was the hero, slapping a single through the right side of a drawn-in infield to drive in the winning run... Walker Buehler did not factor in the decision but struck out a career-high 10 over a career-best seven innings... Adam Ravenelle earned his second win of the season with a scoreless eighth inning and Brian Miller notched his second save with a spotless ninth... Dansby Swanson led the way for the offense collecting three of the Dores' six hits... Kentucky rallied for three runs in the sixth inning to beat Vandy 4-2 on Friday night... Tyler Beede took the loss allowing three runs on five hits across five-plus innings... Hayden Stone struck out six over the final four innings... Chris Harvey had two hits to pace the offense... The Dores bounced back to even the series on Saturday with a 9-3 win... VU posted 16 hits in the win with five different Commodores recording multi-hit games led by Dansby Swanson's career-best four, including a home run and a double... Xavier Turner and Rhett Wiseman added three hits each and Vince Conde chipped in two hits and two RBI... Jared Miller picked up the win with six solid innings in his fifth quality start of the year... Vanderbilt's 16 hits were the second-most by the squad this season... Vanderbilt finished off the team's sixth series victory of the season on Sunday with a 6-2 win over the Wildcats... John Norwood's two-run homer in the fifth inning gave VU the lead and the Commodores put the game away with a three-run eighth inning... Tyler Ferguson improved to 5-0 on the season with six quality innings allowing two runs, one earned, on six hits, no walks and five strikeouts... Carson Fulmer entered in the eighth inning and struck out SEC home run leader A.J. Reed with two runners on to end the inning then worked a scoreless ninth to notch his league-best eighth save... Vince Conde drove in two runs with two hits and Xavier Turner and Dansby Swanson picked up two hits apiece... Turner pushed his hitting streak to 16 games and Swanson has reached base in all 29 games this season and extended his hitting streak to 10 games... The Commodores host UT-Martin on Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. at Hawkins Field before travelling to Tennessee for the weekend... First pitch in Knoxville, Tenn. is set for 5 p.m. CT on Friday, 6 p.m. CT on Saturday with the game broadcast on CSS and Sunday's finale is slated for 1 p.m. CT.



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