Nashville, Tenn. -- Patrick Raby is set become the latest Commodore to play for USA Baseball's Collegiate National Team when he suits up for the Red, White & Blue this summer.
Raby has been outstanding in two years at Vanderbilt, winning 17 games during his first two seasons on West End. The right-hander led the Commodores with 10 wins this past season going 10-4 with a team-best 2.73 ERA in 16 starts. The Knoxville, Tenn. native moved into the Friday night starter role at the end of March and flourished, winning five Southeastern Conference games. He twirled his first career complete game in a win at Georgia in late April, limiting the Bulldogs to a single run, in the first of a three-game personal winning streak.
Raby joins a long list of Vanderbilt pitchers to play for the Collegiate National Team, joining former teammate Kyle Wright, who pitched for the squad last summer. Tyler Beede, Walker Buehler, Carson Fulmer, Sonny Gray, Mike Minor, Ryan Mullins, David Price, Mark Prior and Casey Weathers. Raby will be the 17th Commodore overall to play for the Collegiate National Team, not including head coach Tim Corbin, who coached the 2006 team to a 28-2-1 mark winning the gold medal at the World University Championship in Cuba.
The 2017 Collegiate National Team will train at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina, and compete in a series of games with teams from the Coastal Plains League from June 20-25. The U.S. will then host international friendship series against Chinese Taipei and Cuba from June 27 -- July 7, in Cary, Charlotte and Durham, N.C. The U.S. will then host Japan in the 41st USA vs. Japan College All-Star Series in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The Chinese Taipei and Cuba series will be streamed live on USABaseball.com. Follow @USABaseball and @USABaseballCNT on Twitter for all of the latest news on USA Baseball and the Collegiate National Team.
— Vanderbilt Baseball (@VandyBaseball) June 16, 2017