Vanderbilt blazing through SEC slate

Vanderbilt pushed its winning streak to 14 games by beating UT-Martin 10-3 and then thrashing SEC newcomer Missouri 3 consecutive times. The No. 2 Commodores, who opponents are finding hard to figure out, may be getting even better. The development of several newcomers combined with the return of heralded pitcher T.J. Pecoraro from injury could make the Diamond Dores virtually unstoppable.

LAST WEEK

Tuesday: W, 10-3 vs. Tennessee-Martin
Friday: W, 11-5 Missouri
Saturday: W, 12-1 Missouri
Sunday: W, 16-4 Missouri

TEAM HIGHLIGHTS

Tony Kemp: Batted .600 for the week. Had 6 singles, a double, a triple, and two walks for .600 average for week. Picked up 4 hits in Sunday's win.
Tyler Beede: (9-0) Beede continues to pile up impressive stats. This week he struck out 10 Mizzou batters while allowing no walks. Beede (1.07 ERA) has 60 strike outs on the season and at his current pace could pass Friday starter Kevin Ziomek (71) in total season strikeouts.
Mike Yastrzemski: Batted .286 for the week with 4 hits and two walks. Has a .313 season batting average.
Kevin Ziomek: Pitched 6 innings allowing 6 hits and 3 walks. Ziomek struck out 6 and still has a very respectible 2.19 ERA but hasn't been his sharpest the past couple starts.
Connor Harrell: Two home runs in Friday's 11-5 win over Missouri. Had four key hits and 4 RBIs in Sunday's win over the Tigers. Batting .314 on the season with a team leading 50 RBIs and 7 home runs.
Conrad Gregor: Batted .400 for the week with 6 hits and 2 walks. Batting .280 on the season with a team leading 33 walks.
Vince Conde: 4 RBIs in Friday's win over the Tigers. Batting .328 on the season with 27 RBIs. Leads team in doubles with 11.
Xavier Turner: Batted .421 for the week with 8 hits and a walk. Batting .333 on season.
John Norwood: Batted .500 for the week with a hit and a walk in two at bats. Batting .333 on season.
Brian Miller: In a light week Miller pitched just one inning in Sunday's win over Mizzou. He struck out two and allowed the Tigers nothing. Season ERA now back below one at 0.79.
Carson Fulmer: Pitched 2 innings in Friday's win allowing 1 earned run, a walk and striking out 2.
Spencer Navin: 4 hits and 4 RBIs in Saturday's win over Mizzou. Batting .326 and has 21 RBIs on season.
Jack Lupo: 4 hits against the Tigers on Saturday. Batting .292 on the season.
T.J. Pecoraro: Pitched two solid innings versus UT-Martin and 3 strong innings in Sunday's win over Missouri. Pec's rehabilitation will be a key to Vandy's conference and national title hopes.
Kyle Smith: Just one hit for the week but it was a 2-run homer in Friday's win. Batting .286 on the season.
Rhett Wiseman: Batted .538 for the week with 7 hits and 2 walks. Season average is .286.
Tyler Ferguson: Winning pitcher in victory over UT-Martin after pitching a solid 5 innings. Season ERA at .333.
Walker Buehler: Allowed 2 walks but struck out two in Saturday win over Missouri.

The Commodores' 14-1 start in league play is the best conference start ever. The Commodores sweep over Missouri was their third straight SEC sweep. That's the first time that's ever happened in Vandy baseball history. Vanderbilt's team batting average is .312 (opponents .209) with a 2.48 ERA (opponents 6.81 versus Vandy)

VANDERBILT THIS WEEK

Tuesday 6:30 pm: vs. Tennessee Tech
Friday 6 pm: at Georgia
Saturday 3 pm: at Georgia
Sunday 1 pm: at Georgia
SEC STANDINGS

EAST	CONF	GB	ALL

VAN	14-1	-	33-4
USC	 8-7	6	27-10
FLA	 8-7	6	19-18
KEN	 7-8	7	24-11
TEN	 5-10	9 	16-18
MIZ	 4-11	10 	12-20
GEO	 3-12	11 	13-24
 
WEST	CONF	GB	ALL

LSU	13-2	-	34-3
ARK	 9-6	4	25-12
MSU  	 8-7	5	30-9
ALA	 8-7	5	22-16
OLM	 7-8	6	26-10	
TAM	 6-9	7	21-16
AUB	 5-10	8	22-14
SEC THIS WEEK

Vanderbilt @ Georgia
Kentucky @ South Carolina
Florida @ Missouri
Ole Miss @ Tennessee
Auburn @ Mississippi State
LSU @ Alabama
Texas A&M @ Arkansas

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