June 4, 2014
Nashville, Tenn. - Collegiate Baseball has named two Commodores All-Americans with Bryan Reynolds earning Freshman All-American honors and Dansby Swanson being tabbed third team All-American.
Reynolds and Swanson have been the two most consistent bats for the Commodores this season topping the team in nearly every offensive category. Entering the Super Regional vs. Stanford this weekend, Swanson leads the Dores in average (.335), runs (51), doubles (24) and stolen bases (17). Reynolds leads the squad with 49 RBI and is second to Swanson with 23 doubles, the most ever by a freshman at Vanderbilt.
Reynolds joins a long list of Commodores to earn Freshman All-American status, including teammates Carson Fulmer and Xavier Turner who picked up the honor last season. The Brentwood, Tenn. native has started 61 of the Dores' 62 games this season, playing in all 62. The freshman outfielder also leads the team in multi-hit games with 24 and was an All-SEC Freshman selection by the league's coaches.
Swanson's emergence at second base has helped lead the Commodores to back to Super Regionals for the fourth time in five years. The Marietta, Ga. native was a first team All-SEC pick by the league's coaches and is the second straight Vandy second baseman to earn All-American honors, joining Tony Kemp. Swanson reached base safely in the first 34 games of the season and strung together a career-best 13-game hitting streak during his sophomore season.
The Commodores and Cardinal open their Super Regional best-of-three series Friday at noon on ESPN2. Saturday's game is set for 2 p.m. on ESPN2 and Sunday's if necessary game will also air on ESPN2 at 2 p.m.