VANDERBILT RE-VU The Commodores' ninth inning rally fell one run short in a 10-9 loss to Tennessee Tech on Tuesday. Rhett Wiseman hit two home runs and drove in three runs in the loss. Vanderbilt finished off the team's sixth sweep of the season with a 16-4 blowout win over Missouri on Sunday to extend the team's winning streak to 14 games. Connor Harrell drove in four runs, scored four runs and collected four hits to lead the way. Tyler Beede dominated the Tigers on Saturday as the Commodores won 12-1. Beede struck out a career-best 10 and did not allow a walk for the first time in his career. The Commodores hammered Missouri 11-5 on Friday night hitting three home runs in the win. Connor Harrell became the first Dore this season to hit two homers in a game and Kyle Smith added his second career shot.
ON THE BUMP Friday, April 19 LHP Kevin Ziomek (7-1, 2.19) vs. LHP Jared Walsh (2-3, 2.33)
Saturday, April 20 RHP Tyler Beede (9-0, 1.07) vs. LHP Patrick Boling (2-4, 3.64)
Sunday, April 21 TBA vs. RHP Sean McLaughlin (4-3, 3.21)
HIT PARADE CONTINUES The Vanderbilt offense has been clicking over the team's last seven games putting at least 10 hits in the hit column. During the stretch the Commodores' offense has 105 hits for an average of 15 hits per game while hitting .395 (105-for-266) as a team. Tony Kemp and Spencer Navin have led the way combining to go 25-for-51 with 16 runs scored and 15 RBI. In five of the seven games the Dores have totaled at least 10 runs, including Sunday's season-best run total of 16 runs vs. Missouri, and are averaging 9.6 runs during the stretch. The team's 16 runs Sunday came one day after registering a season-best 19 hits.
RBI MACHINE Senior Connor Harrell leads the Commodores with 52 RBI on the season. Harrell's total is already a career-best and the outfielder is on pace for nearly 77 RBI during the regular season. Over his last five games he has driven in 13 runs, knocking in four runs in two separate games against Missouri over the weekend. He has at least one RBI in nine of his last 11 games for a total of 22. For the season, Harrell has a team-best 15 multi-RBI games after registering just five all of last season. Warner Jones (2004) and Clinton Johnston (1998) share the single-season school record of 74 RBI.
BATTLING THE BULLDOGS Vanderbilt visits Georgia for the first time since 2011 when the Commodores took two-of-three from the Bulldogs and won a share of the Southeastern Conference title. Last season the Dores won the series in Nashville with wins on Saturday and Sunday. The Bulldogs are one of three Vanderbilt all-time opponents that the Commodores have beaten at least 100 times (Kentucky and Tennessee) with the Dores going 100-118 against the Dawgs dating back to 1896.
The Last Meeting
May 22, 2012
Dores defeat Georgia, 4-1
Junior Drew VerHagen and freshman Brian Miller combined to hold Georgia to one run Tuesday as the Vanderbilt baseball team moved into the winner's bracket of the 2012 Southeastern Conference Tournament with a 4-1 victory at Regions Park.