Commodores welcome Cardinal back for rematch

June 4, 2014

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Vanderbilt walked off with the Nashville Regional with a 3-2 win vs. Oregon on Sunday night. Ro Coleman hit a single through the left side of the infield to drive in the winning run in Vandy's first walk-off win of the season. The Commodores used a strong outing from Carson Fulmer to beat Oregon 7-2. The right-hander allowed two runs on three hits over seven innings. Vanderbilt rolled to an 11-0 win over Xavier in the NCAA Regional opener behind Tyler Beede. The junior struck out a career-best 14 over eight scoreless innings.

Friday, June 6
RHP Tyler Beede (8-7, 3.20) vs. LHP John Hochstatter (10-2, 2.84)

Saturday, June 7
RHP Carson Fulmer (6-1, 1.42) vs. RHP Cal Quantrill (7-5, 2.69)

Sunday, June 8 - if necessary
TBA vs. LHP Logan James (3-3, 4.77)

Vanderbilt is playing in the team's fourth Super Regional in five years and hosts the Super Regional round for the second straight season and third time in school history this weekend. Last season the Dores dropped two games to Louisville but clinched the 2011 Super Regional with two straight wins over Oregon State. The Commodores are in their ninth straight NCAA Tournament and 10th overall under head coach Tim Corbin. Vandy had just three NCAA Tournament appearances before Corbin's arrival in 2003 and no Super Regional appearances. The Dores are hosting NCAA Regionals for the third time in four years and fourth time in school history. Vanderbilt is 35-26 all time in the NCAA Tournament.

The Commodores and Cardinal face off for the second time this season. Vanderbilt swept Stanford at Hawkins Field on the third weekend of the season. The Vandy pitching staff dominated the weekend allowing only four runs over 27 innings with 25 strikeouts. Tyler Beede earned the win on Friday giving up one run on three hits over seven frames. The VU bullpen combined for nine scoreless innings and allowed three hits while striking out nine.

Two Commodores have earned All-American honors from Collegiate Baseball with Dansby Swanson being named a third team All-American and Bryan Reynolds a Freshman 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. Swanson gives the Dores consecutive second basemen to earn All-American status (Tony Kemp) while Reynolds joins a long list of Commodores to earn Freshman All-American honors, including teammates Carson Fulmer and Xavier Turner.

Vanderbilt's three starting pitchers - Tyler Beede, Carson Fulmer & Walker Buehler - had the right stuff last weekend during the Nashville Regional combining for 25 of the team's 27 innings. The trio allowed four runs on 13 hits with 27 strikeouts while picking up all three wins to advance Vandy to the Super Regional.

The Vanderbilt pitching staff posted the team's eighth shutout victory of the season in the NCAA Regional opener vs. Xavier. The Dores' eight shutouts are the most since a school record 10 in 2004.

The Commodores enter the weekend with an impressive streak on the line. Vanderbilt has not lost three straight games since early in the 2012 season when the team dropped five straight (March 16-23). Since that five-game losing streak the Dores have played 169 games without losing three straight.

The Last Meeting
March 2, 2014
Nashville, Tenn.
Commodores complete sweep of Stanford
Vanderbilt overcame wet playing conditions to outlast Stanford, 4-2, Sunday at Hawkins Field and complete a three-game sweep of the Cardinal.



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