Vanderbilt Baseball Weekly Report
April 18, 2011
Overall Record: 32-5; SEC: 11-4
The Commodores went 2-2 last week dropping the team's first series of the year at then #3 South Carolina and winning at Middle Tennessee State on Tuesday night... Freshman T.J. Pecoraro and four relievers combined for the Dores' fifth shutout victory of the year at MTSU in Tuesday night's 1-0 win... Mike Yastrzemski's double scored Anthony Gomez for the game's only run... The Commodores dropped a pitcher's duel 3-1 at South Carolina on Friday night... VU starter Sonny Gray was pinned with the loss allowing three runs on a career-high 11 hits over 7.2 innings... Tony Kemp's sacrifice fly in the eighth inning drove in the only Commodores run... Gomez's 29-game hitting streak came to an end with a 0-for-4 performance, including a career-high two strikeouts... Vanderbilt bounced back to win Saturday's game 6-4 behind starter Grayson Garvin... Garvin earned his seventh win of the year pitching six innings... Freshman Tony Kemp went a perfect 5-for-5 to set a new career-high and posted the first five-hit game by a Commodore since Jason Esposito did it last season against Mississippi State... Aaron Westlake and Yastrzemski each had two RBI and Esposito belted his third home run of the year... Navery Moore notched his eighth save of the year and second of the week working a scoreless ninth inning... South Carolina used a four-run seventh inning to rally by VU on Sunday winning 5-3 to hand the Dores their first series loss of the season... Esposito hit two home runs and went 3-for-4 in the loss hitting back-to-back home runs with Westlake in the sixth inning... The back-to-back round trippers were the first since last March against Illinois State when Curt Casali and Andrew Giobbi went back-to-back... Esposito's two home run day was the second of his career and the first for VU since Esposito hit two homers at Florida last April... For the first time this season Vanderbilt does not have a midweek game and will host LSU this weekend... Monday night marks the second Coaches Show for Coach Tim Corbin at The Commodore Grill inside Holiday Inn-Vanderbilt. The show runs from 6-7 p.m. on 97.1 FM.
In the polls Vanderbilt slipped to #3 in Collegiate Baseball, Perfect Game and USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll and #4 in Baseball America.