June 9, 2014
Nashville, Tenn. - Freshman Bryan Reynolds has been named a first team Freshman All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
The Brentwood, Tenn. native has been spectacular for the Commodores all season leading the team with 52 RBI and a .343 batting average as the Dores head to the College World Series for the second time in school history. Reynolds' effort vs. Stanford in the Super Regional pushed the Commodores back to Omaha with the newcomer going 8-for-12 with three RBI, including a four-hit game in the series opener. Reynolds has been a steady force in the middle of the Vandy lineup all season, starting 64 straight games and playing in all 65. His 24 doubles are tied for the team lead and are equal the fourth-most in a single season by a Commodore. His 24 doubles are the most ever by a Vanderbilt freshman.
The Freshman All-American honor is the third postseason accolade for Reynolds, who was named a Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball last week and a member of the Freshman All-SEC team. Reynolds is the 18th Commodore to be named first team Freshman All-American and joins teammates Carson Fulmer and Xavier Turner as Commodores to earn first team Freshman All-American honors.
Vanderbilt returns to the College World Series for the second time in four years beginning Saturday night at 7 p.m. vs. Louisville.