May 12, 2014
Nashville, Tenn. - Vanderbilt shortstop Vince Conde has been named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week and one of the National Players of the Week by Collegiate Baseball.
Conde posted a big week for the Commodores going 6-for-17 (.353) with two home runs and eight RBI. The junior jump-started the Dores' offense on Tuesday vs. No. 10 Louisville with a grand slam in the first inning. Conde is the first Commodore to hit a grand slam since he did it last season against Middle Tennessee. The Oviedo, Fla. native played long ball again in Saturday's win at No. 4 Florida belting a towering, three-run homer to left field as part of the Dores' eight-run first inning. Conde's three two-hit games during the week raised his total to 13 multi-hit games this season.
The honor is the second from the SEC this season for Conde and third of the season for the team joining Bryan Reynolds' SEC Freshman of the Week award from opening weekend. The national honor from Collegiate Baseball is the first for the Dores this season.
Vanderbilt wraps up the regular season this week with four games at Hawkins Field. The Commodores host SEMO on Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. before welcoming No. 17 South Carolina to Nashville beginning Thursday on national television on ESPNU at 6:30 p.m.