Vanderbilt Baseball Weekly Report – May 6, 2024

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Vanderbilt went 1-3 last week with an extra-inning win Tuesday at home against Tennessee Tech before dropping the series at No. 19 Georgia in Athens, Georgia, over the weekend.

SEASON STATS
SEC STATS

Overall Record: 32-16, 11-13 SEC
Streak: L3

Last Week’s Results (1-3)
Tuesday, April 30 vs. Tennessee Tech – W, 8-7 (11 inn.)
Friday, May 3 at #19 Georgia – L, 0-10 (7 inn.)
Saturday, May 4 at #19 Georgia – L, 4-14 (8 inn.)
Sunday, May 5 at #19 Georgia – L, 7-11

This Week (All times central)
Tuesday, May 7 vs. Louisville – 6 p.m. (ESPN2)
Friday, May 10 vs. #1 Tennessee – 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 11 vs. #1 Tennessee – 2 p.m. (SEC Network)
Sunday, May 12 vs. #1 Tennessee – 2 p.m. (ESPN2)

Commodore Notes
Vanderbilt went 1-3 last week with an extra-inning win Tuesday at home against Tennessee Tech before dropping the series at No. 19 Georgia in Athens, Georgia, over the weekend.

RJ Austin was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th to bring home the winning run in an 8-7 victory over Tennessee Tech on Tuesday night at Hawkins Field. In a back-and-forth battle, the Golden Eagles built a five-run lead before the Commodores battled back to take a one-run lead in the seventh inning. Tennessee Tech tied the game in the ninth before Vandy’s walk-off win in the 11th.

Georgia jumped out to an early lead Friday and never turned back, taking the series opener 10-0 in seven innings. The Bulldogs took another early lead in Saturday’s game, but rallied to tie the game at 4-4 with back-to-back home runs by Jack Bulger and Camden Kozeal. After a lengthy rain delay, Georgia pulled away to win 14-4 in eight innings. Vanderbilt out-hit Georgia in the series finale on Sunday by the Bulldogs had an answer each time Vanderbilt got on the scoreboard, hanging on to win 11-7 in the finale. JD Rogers made his first collegiate start Sunday and hit hits first career home run.

On the week, RJ Austin led the Dores on offense with a 7-for-16 (.438) week over the four games. Austin homered, doubled and drove in a team-high five runs. On the mound, Greysen Carter pitched 6.0 innings over two appearances. Carter tallied five strikeouts and allowed two earned on just two hits while earning the win Tuesday vs. Tennessee Tech.

Battle of the Barrel

Next up for Vanderbilt is the final homestand of the regular season. The Commodores host Louisville at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hawkins Field for the Battle of the Barrel. Vandy leads the all-time series 28-12 since 1971, but trails Louisville 5-6 in the Battle of the Barrel, which began in 2012.The Dores won last year’s meeting, 12-8, in 12 innings.

Stats Spotlight

Team

  • Doubles (104) – 2nd in SEC, 25th in DI
  • Hits Allowed per Nine Innings (7.87) – 6th in SEC, 13th in DI
  • Shutouts (3) – 6th in SEC, 35th in DI
  • Stolen Bases (80) – 2nd in SEC, 36th in DI
  • Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio (2.59) – 6th in SEC, 17th in DI
  • Strikeouts per Nine Innings (10.4) – 7th in SEC, 20th in DI
  • Triples (10) – 3rd in SEC
  • WHIP (1.32) – 6th in SEC, 19th in DI
  • Walks Allowed per Nine Innings (4.01) – 6th in SEC, 54th in DI

Individual

  • Doubles
    • Jonathan Vastine (15) – 5th in SEC
  • Game Started
    • Bryce Cunningham (12) – T-1st in SEC, 19th in DI
  • Stolen Bases
    • RJ Austin (21) – 3rd in SEC, 44th in DI
    • Calvin Hewett (18) – 5th in SEC, 74th in DI
  • Strikeouts
    • Carter Holton (89) – 3rd in SEC, 17th in DI
    • Bryce Cunningham (77) – 9th in SEC, 58th in DI
  • WHIP
    • Bryce Cunningham (1.17) – 10th in SEC
    • Carter Holton (1.20) – 11th in SEC

Source: Vanderbilt
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