Baseball team wraps up Omaha Challenge

Junior pitcher Sonny Gray competing in the Omaha Challenge.Junior pitcher Sonny Gray competing in the Omaha Challenge.

Dec. 9, 2010

The Vanderbilt Baseball team wrapped their annual Omaha Challenge this week with The Omaholics taking home the team championship. The team's roster also boasted the pitchers' winner, Jack Armstrong, and position players' winner, Jack Lupo. Joining Armstrong and Lupo on the championship squad were pitchers Sonny Gray, Sam Selman and Steven Rice and position players D.J. Luna, Josh Lee, Joel McKeithan and Spencer Navin.

The players competed in several events over the last week including a one-mile run, tire flip, obstacle course and broad jump just to name a few.

In the pitchers competition Armstrong beat out fellow junior Navery Moore. Senior Mark Lamm, who had won the event three times, and redshirt freshman Keenan Kolinsky rounded out the top four.

In the position players challenge Lupo won going away topping second place finisher and Omaholics teammate D.J. Luna by nearly 15 points. Freshman Conrad Gregor placed third ahead of sophomore Connor Harrell.

The Commodores begin their 2011 campaign on the West Coast February 18 with games against San Diego and San Diego State. Cross-town rival Belmont visits Hawkins Field February 23 to open the Dores' home slate. Season tickets go on sale to the general public starting December 15.



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