VU caps season in Top 25

July 2, 2018

NASHVILLE – Following its seventh NCAA Super Regional appearance in nine seasons, Vanderbilt found itself once again situated inside the Top 25 nationally, finishing the season ranked in all five polls.

The Commodores checked in at No. 16 per the USA Today Coaches and Collegiate Baseball Newspaper polls. Vandy concludes the season at No. 17 according to Baseball America, No. 18 in the D1Baseball.com poll and No. 24 by Perfect Game.

The Dores won 10 of their final 14 games highlighted by three-straight wins at the NCAA Clemson Regional while capturing the event for a second-consecutive season. With the result, Vandy went on to host the Super Regionals for the first time since 2014.

The Black and Gold set a new program record and ranked fifth nationally with a .981 fielding percentage. With 101 stolen bases, Vandy finished atop the SEC for the third time in six seasons. The team’s 67 home runs also ranked 23rd nationally.

Vanderbilt was ranked during 14 of 17 weeks throughout the season including as high as No. 8 by D1Baseball.com in consecutive polls in March. VU is expected to return eight of nine everyday starters next season as well as all three members of its weekend rotation.

 

 

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