June 10, 2014
Nashville, Tenn. - Sophomores Carson Fulmer and Dansby Swanson have been added to Team USA's Collegiate National Team roster for the summer with freshman Bryan Reynolds receiving an invitation to the team's training camp.
Fulmer and Swanson become the 11th and 12th Commodores to wear the Red, White and Blue during their tenure at Vanderbilt. If Reynolds makes the team it would give Vanderbilt three players on the Team USA roster for the second time in history joining the 2006 squad that featured David Price, Pedro Alvarez and Casey Weathers. Last summer Tyler Beede represented the Dores on Team USA.
Fulmer has been a force for Vandy in his second season on West End and enters the College World Series 6-1 with a team-best 1.78 ERA and 10 saves. The Lakeland, Fla. native began the season as the team's closer but moved into the starting rotation in mid April. As a starter, the Commodores are 6-1 with the sophomore not allowing a run in his first 29.2 innings of his first five starts. The right-hander tossed the Commodores' only complete game shutout in a 3-0 win at Florida in early May.
Swanson shares the team lead with Reynolds with 24 doubles on the year to match the fourth-most ever by a Commodore. Swanson heads to Omaha hitting .335 with a team-best 18 stolen bases and 58 runs scored. The Marietta, Ga. native has also been named a third team All-American by Collegiate Baseball and a first team All-SEC selection by the league's coaches.
Reynolds has already garnered Freshman All-American status from Collegiate Baseball and first team Freshman All-American honors from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. The freshman from Brentwood, Tenn. leads Vanderbilt with a .343 batting average for the year and is hitting .520 (13-for-25) in the Dores' six NCAA Tournament games. His 24 doubles this season are the most ever by a freshman at Vanderbilt.
The Collegiate National Team hosts Chinese Taipei beginning July 1 in North Carolina and plays Japan in America before traveling to the Netherlands and Cuba.