Vanderbilt baseball has tests ahead

The Vanderbilt baseball team (35-6, 16-2 SEC) finished the week 2-2 but picked up another vital SEC series win. Rougher waters could be ahead though. The 'Dores have had two consecutive series against struggling SEC programs but will play 10 of their last 15 games against opponents that are currently ranked.

LAST WEEK

Tuesday: L, 10-9 vs. Tennessee Tech
Friday: L, 3-1 Georgia
Saturday: W, 15-4 Georgia
Sunday: W, 5-1 Georgia

TEAM HIGHLIGHTS

Tony Kemp: Had an off week picking up three hits and four walks. Stole a base in Sunday's win over Georgia. Batting .377 on the season.
Tyler Beede: Improved to 10-0 on season after striking out seven and allowing four runs on seven hits in seven innings of work. ERA is 1.51.
Mike Yastrzemski: Had two hits in Sunday's win over Georgia. Had a hit in every game during the week and finished with seven hits, a double, a home run, three RBIs and four runs scored. Batting average is .331 with 25 RBIs.
Kevin Ziomek: Pitched a complete game on Friday versus Georgia allowing just four hits and two earned runs but took his second loss (7-2) of the season. ERA is 2.20. Has 67 total strike outs.
Connor Harrell: Blasted a homer in loss to Tennessee Tech. Had seven total hits during the week. Batting average at .329 with 52 RBIs and 8 homers.
Conrad Gregor: Had a hit on Friday night but did not play on Saturday. Earned a walk in Sunday's series clinching victory. Batting average at .281 with 27 RBIs and a team leading 36 walks.
Vince Conde: Had two hits in Sunday's win over Georgia. Batting average at .313 with 5 homers and 29 RBIs.
Xavier Turner: Had a pair of hits in Sunday's victory over Georgia which extended his hitting streak to 13 games. Batting average is .333 which is second best of the starters with 20 RBIs.
John Norwood: Had two hits and an RBI in Saturday's 15-4 victory.
Brian Miller: Earned his 11th save of the season on Sunday after pitching two scoreless innings. Now has 34 strike outs on the season. ERA is a tiny 0.72.
Carson Fulmer: Pitched 2.1 good innings of relief in Sunday win over the Bulldogs, earning him the win. ERA is 3.55.
Spencer Navin: Had a hit in Friday's 3-1 loss to Georgia. Batting average is .314.
Jack Lupo: Had 2 hits including a double in Saturday's big win. Also singled in Sunday's victory. Batting average is .298.
T.J. Pecoraro: Started Sunday's win over UGA and pitched a solid 4.2 innings allowing 1 run on five hits. ERA has dropped to 4.72.
Kyle Smith: Injured.
Rhett Wiseman: Hit two home runs and one other hit in Tuesday's loss to Tech. Batting average is .294.
Tyler Ferguson: Gave up 5 hits and a walk in 1.1 innings in Tuesday's loss to Tennessee Tech. ERA is 4.21.
Walker Buehler: Struck out 2 in one inning of work in Saturday's win over the Bulldogs. Has an impressive 36 strike outs in 32.2 innings of work. ERA: 2.76.
Zander Wiel: Went 3-for-3 and hit a pair of home runs in the 15-4 Saturday victory over Georgia. Batting average is .313.

Vanderbilt 35-6 (16-2 SEC) has won 10 straight series this season and 14 straight dating back to last season. Vanderbilt's team batting average is .314 (opponents .212) with a 2.63 ERA (opponents 6.81 versus Vandy)

VANDERBILT THIS WEEK

Tuesday 5:30 pm: at Louisville
Friday 6:30 pm: Mississippi State
Saturday 12 pm: Mississippi State
Sunday 1 pm: Mississippi State
SEC STANDINGS

EAST	CONF	GB	ALL

VAN	16-2	-	35-6
USC	11-7	5	31-10
FLA	10-8	6	22-19
KEN	 7-11	9	24-15
TEN	 5-13	11 	17-21
MIZ	 5-13	11 	13-22
GEO	 4-14	12 	15-26
 
WEST	CONF	GB	ALL

LSU	15-3	-	37-4
ARK	11-7	4	27-15
MSU  	10-8	5	32-10
OLM	10-8	5	29-12
ALA	 9-9	6	24-18	
TAM	 7-11	8	22-19
AUB	 6-12	9	24-16
SEC THIS WEEK

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

REMAINING SEC SERIES


Vanderbilt: MSU, @USC, @KEN, ALA
Alabama: TAM, @MSU, MIZ, @VAN
Arkansas: @GEO, @KEN, TEN, @AUB
Auburn: @MIZ, OLM, @FLA, ARK
Florida: TEN, @LSU, AUB, @GEO
Georgia: ARK, @TEN, @USC, FLA
Kentucky: @OLM, ARK, VAN, @MIZ
LSU: USC, FLA, @TAM, OLM
Mississippi State: @VAN, ALA, @OLM, USC
Missouri: AUB, @TAM, @ALA, KEN
Ole Miss: KEN, @AUB, MSU, @LSU
South Carolina: @LSU, VAN, GEO, @ MSU
Tennessee: @FLA, GEO, @ARK, TAM
Texas A&M: @ALA, MIZ, LSU, @TEN

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