Vanderbilt Baseball Weekly Report - Week 8

April 9, 2018

Vanderbilt Baseball Weekly Report

Overall Record: 19-13, 7-5 SEC
Streak: W2

Last Week’s Results (2-2)
Tuesday, April 3 at Middle Tennessee – Loss, 4-3 (7 inn.)
Thursday, April 5 vs. Georgia – Loss, 3-2
Friday, April 6 vs. Georgia – Win, 5-3
Saturday, April 7 vs. Georgia – Win, 8-5

This Week (Times Central)
Tuesday, April 10 vs. Western Kentucky – 6:30 p.m. [SEC Network+]
Friday, April 13 vs. Ole Miss – 6:30 p.m. [SEC Network+]
Saturday, April 14 vs. Ole Miss – 2:00 p.m. [SEC Network+]
Sunday, April 15 vs. Ole Miss – 4:00 p.m. [ESPNU]

Player of the Week Nominee
Stephen Scott, C, 5-11, 200, Cary, N.C.
Weekly totals: 3G/3GS, 10 AB, 2 R, 5 H, 2-2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 2 SB
Led Vanderbilt to its third SEC series win in four tries, finishing 5-for-10 with five RBIs and a pair of runs against No. 16 Georgia over the weekend.
Tagged a three-run home run while matching a career-high five RBIs in Saturday’s rubber-match 8-3 victory against the Bulldogs.
Recorded 10 total bases in three games against UGA while lifting Vandy to its 15th victory in the last 17 games against Georgia.

Pitcher of the Week Nominee
Chandler Day, RHP, 6-5, 180, Granville, Ohio
Weekly totals: 1G/0GS, 1-0 W-L, 5.0 IP, 4H, 1R/1ER, 1BB, 10K
Matched a career-high with 10 strikeouts in five innings of relief to pick up the victory and help Vandy snap a six-game losing streak with a 5-3 win against Georgia on Friday.
Became the first Commodore pitcher this season to record 10 punch outs while not allowing a run in his first four frames.

Freshman of the Week Nominee
Austin Martin, UTL, 6-0, 170, Jacksonville, Fla.
Weekly totals: 4G/4GS, 15 AB, 3 R, 5 H, 1 RBI, 2 SB
Propelled Vanderbilt as its leadoff hitter over the weekend, batting .333 (4-for-12) with three runs while reaching base six times in three games against Georgia.
Provided the go-ahead RBI-single in the fifth inning of Saturday’s rubber match against the Bulldogs while reaching base twice and scoring one run.
Upped his team-leading stolen base mark to 13 with two in as many tries on the weekend.

Commodore Notes
Vanderbilt snapped a six-game losing streak and captured its third SEC series win in four tries last week, winning two-straight against No. 16 Georgia after falling in the opener … The Commodores rejuvenated offense hit .286 in three games vs. the Bulldogs while swiping 10 bases in 12 attempts … Middle Tennessee secured a 4-3, seven-inning victory in a matchup cut short due to inclement weather at Reese Smith Jr. Field on Tuesday night … The Commodores appeared to have a come-from-behind victory within their grasp as Alonzo Jones struck a two-out grand slam in the eighth inning for a 7-4 Vanderbilt advantage … Moments later, with two down and a full count on Austin Martin, the game was stopped due to weather in the area … The game was officially called just over an hour later and by rule reverted back to its previous completed inning, erasing the results from the top half of the eighth … Vanderbilt suffered its sixth-consecutive loss on Thursday night, falling 3-2 in the series opener against Georgia at Hawkins Field … The Commodores took a 2-0 lead into the eighth inning, but a pair of Commodore errors and two walks helped Georgia score three runs despite just one hit in the frame … Philip Clarke went 3-for-5 with an RBI for Vanderbilt, while Stephen Scott and Austin Martin each registered two hits in the loss … Vanderbilt rode the arm of right-hander Chandler Day and busted through with a three-run fourth to snap its losing streak and defeat Georgia, 5-3 on Friday afternoon … The Commodores overcame a one-run deficit, scoring three times in the fourth courtesy of consecutive one-out RBI-base hits from Stephen Scott, Connor Kaiser and Harrison Ray … The production was enough for Day, who held Georgia to one run on four hits while matching a career-high with 10 strikeouts in relief … Vanderbilt broke through offensively, roughing up Georgia with four runs in the fifth and three more in the seventh as part of a series-clinching 8-3 victory on Saturday afternoon … The Dores smacked 12 hits, including five in the fifth, highlighted by aggressiveness at the plate and on the base paths to jump ahead 5-1 …. Stephen Scott drove in half of Vandy’s runs including swatting a three-run home run to stretch the Dores’ lead back to five in the seventh after Georgia cut its deficit to three on a two-out, two-run triple in the top half … Vanderbilt continues its eight-game homestand this week, hosting Western Kentucky on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. … The Dores return to SEC action on Friday, welcoming Ole Miss for three games.

 

 

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