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Baseball Weekly Report - Week 8

Mike Yastrzemski had a team-best seven hits last week.
Mike Yastrzemski had a team-best seven hits last week.

April 8, 2013

Overall Record: 29-4, 11-1 SEC
Streak: Win 10

Last Week's Results (4-0)
Tuesday, April 2 vs. Middle Tennessee State - Win 12-3
Friday, April 5 at #17 Ole Miss - Win 3-1
Saturday, April 6 at #17 Ole Miss - Win 2-1
Sunday, April 7 at #17 Ole Miss - Win 7-6 (11 inn.)

This Week (Times Central)
Tuesday, April 9 vs. UT-Martin (Hawkins Field) 6:30 p.m.
Friday, April 12 vs. Missouri (Hawkins Field) 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 13 vs. Missouri (Hawkins Field) 4 p.m. (TV - ESPNU)
Sunday, April 14 vs. Missouri (Hawkins Field) 1 p.m.

Player of the Week Nominee
Mike Yastrzemski, OF, 5-10, 185, Andover, Mass.
• Weekly totals: 4G/4GS, 16AB, 3R, 7H, 2B, 2RBI, SB
• Posted three multi-hit games during the week while leading the team with a .438 average.
• Picked up a pair of hits and knocked in a run in win over MTSU on Tuesday.
• Scored the go-ahead run on Friday night at Ole Miss after stealing third base.
• Reached base five times in Sunday victory with three hits and two walks as Dores clinched the series sweep.
• Sunday's start was his 170th straight start as a Commodore.

Freshman of the Week Nominee
Xavier Turner, IF, 6-0, 220, Sandusky, Ohio
• Weekly totals: 4G/4GS, 18AB, 5R, 5H, 2RBI, 3SB
• Scored a career-best four runs in victory over MTSU driving in two runs with two hits.
• Swiped a career-high two bases in MTSU win.
• Started at third base on Friday and scored the Dores' first run of the game with his second steal of home this season.
• Pushed his hitting streak to five games with a single on Sunday against the Rebels.
• Made a diving catch to his left to save two runs from scoring in the Commodores' 7-6 win on Sunday.

Commodore Notes
Vanderbilt pushed its winning streak to 10 games going 4-0 on the week with a win over Middle Tennessee State on Tuesday before a series sweep at #17 Ole Miss over the weekend... The Commodores jumped all over the Blue Raiders in a 12-3 win, pounding out 12 hits... Vince Conde busted up a 1-1 game with his first career grand slam in the third inning and sent the home team on an offensive outburst with the Dores scoring seven runs over the next three innings... Steven Rice picked up his second win of the year with 2.2 scoreless innings out of the bullpen... The Commodores edged Ole Miss on Friday night in Oxford 3-1... Starting pitchers Kevin Ziomek and Bobby Wahl delivered on the anticipated pitchers' duel with Ziomek emerging the victor... The lefty allowed one run on three hits over 7.1 innings for his sixth win of the year... The VU offense scored a pair of runs late off the Rebels' bullpen to seal the win... Vandy clinched the team's first series win at Ole Miss since 2006 with a 2-1 win on Saturday afternoon... Tyler Beede stayed perfect on the season with his eighth win in eight starts; the right-hander gave up one run on four hits with six strikeouts... Tony Kemp paced the offense with three hits as seniors Connor Harrell and Mike Yastrzemski each knocked in a run... Vanderbilt finished off the team's fifth series sweep on Sunday with a 7-6 win in 11 innings... The Commodores pounded out 17 hits to match a season-best led by Spencer Navin's career-high four hits... Connor Harrell doubled off the third base bag in the top of the 11th and came around to score on a wild pitch and Ole Miss error for the winning run... Brian Miller earned his fifth win of the season out of the bullpen... The consecutive road sweeps in Southeastern Conference play (at Auburn and at Ole Miss) are the first back-to-back road sweeps in the SEC for VU since 2008 when the Dores went on the road and swept Mississippi State and Tennessee... The Commodores' 11-1 start in the SEC is the best league start in school history breaking the record of the 1972 team that started 10-2... Vandy's 10-game winning streak is the second winning streak this season of at least 10 games (VU won 13 straight earlier this season) matching the 2011 team as the last Vanderbilt squad to post double digit winning streaks during a season... Vanderbilt returns to Hawkins Field this week for four games hosting UT-Martin on Tuesday and Missouri over the weekend... Tuesday night's game against the Skyhawks will be Pack the Hawk with $1 outfield tickets available... The Tigers' trip to Nashville will be the first-ever meeting between the two schools.

 

 

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