Vanderbilt Baseball Weekly Report - Week 9

April 16, 2018

Vanderbilt Baseball Weekly Report

Overall Record: 22-14, 9-6 SEC
Streak: W2

Last Week’s Results (3-1)
Tuesday, April 10 vs. Western Kentucky – Win, 3-2
Friday, April 13 vs. Ole Miss – Loss, 11-3
Sunday, April 15 vs. Ole Miss – Win, 8-7 (8 inn.)
Sunday, April 15 vs. Ole Miss – Win, 8-7 (7 inn.)

This Week (Times Central)
Tuesday, April 17 vs. Evansville -– 6:30 p.m. [SEC Network+]
Thursday, April 19 at Missouri – 7:00 p.m. [ESPNU]
Friday, April 20 at Missouri – 6:30 p.m. [SEC Network+]
Saturday, April 21 at Missouri – 2:00 p.m. [SEC Network+]

Player of the Week Nominee
Ty Duvall, C, 5-11, 190, Lebanon, Ohio
Weekly totals: 3G/2GS, 7 AB, 1 R, 3 H, 1-2B, 1-3B, 4 RBI
Provided the series-clinching hit against No. 5 Ole Miss, swatting a three-run double in the sixth inning to give Vandy an 8-7 seven-inning victory on Sunday.
Threw out the potential Ole Miss tying run at third base in the seventh inning of Sunday’s series-clinching, 8-7 seven-inning victory.
Tied Sunday’s finale in the third inning with a run-scoring triple into right field.

Freshman of the Week Nominee
Austin Martin, UTL, 6-0, 170, Jacksonville, Fla.
Weekly totals: 4G/4GS, 13 AB, 2 R, 6 H, 1 RBI, 4 BB, 2 SB
Posted a .462 average and .588 on-base percentage while leading Vanderbilt to a 3-1 week including a series victory against No. 5 Ole Miss.
Logged at least one hit in all four games while extending his team-best hit streak to nine games and reached base streak to 12 games.
After going 3-for-4 in Friday’s loss to Ole Miss, Martin reached base three times, drove in a run and stole two bases while helping Vanderbilt to an 8-7 win in the middle game.

Commodore Notes
Vanderbilt posted a 3-1 week, capped by a series-victory against No. 5 Ole Miss at Hawkins Field … Vandy used two swings of the bat and stellar relief pitching to halt its midweek woes, defeating Western Kentucky 3-2 on Tuesday night … The Commodores overcame a two-run deficit, scoring three runs in the sixth courtesy of a leadoff home run from Pat DeMarco and go-ahead, two-run homer off the bat of Connor Kaiser to snap a five-game losing streak in midweek games … Vanderbilt allowed a season-high 11 runs and dropped its series opener to No. 5 Ole Miss, 11-3 in front of a season-high 3,584 fans on Friday night at Hawkins Field … The Rebels jumped ahead with three runs in the third inning and did not look back, distancing themselves from the Commodores in the late innings with seven runs in the final four frames … Vanderbilt showcased its flair for the dramatic, defeating No. 5 Ole Miss by the score of 8-7, twice, in doubleheader action on Sunday at Hawkins Field to clinch its fourth SEC series in five tries … Both times, the Commodores surrendered late leads only to prevail in final trips to the plate ... Vandy trailed 7-6 entering the home-half of the eighth in the originally scheduled seven-inning opener, before sending seven batters to the dish and walking off with a two-out, bases-loaded wild pitch … The Black and Gold built up a four-run lead in the finale but the Rebels scored six times to jump back in front 7-5 … Then, after loading the bases in the sixth, VU catcher Ty Duvall roped a one-out, three-run double into the right field corner in what proved to be the game-winning knock … Despite Vanderbilt’s struggles on the mound, reliever Jackson Gillis proved to be a key cog in both games, picking up the victory in the opener and registering his first save in the finale. The left-hander did not allow a base runner in a combined two innings … After being limited to three runs and just one extra-base hit in an 11-3 loss during Friday’s opener, the offense erupted for a combined 15 hits – including eight of the extra-base variety – in 50 at-bats on Sunday … Vandy wraps its eight-game homestand on Tuesday against Evansville at 6:30 p.m. … the Commodores return to SEC action at Missouri, opening a three-game set on Thursday night.

 

 

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