Baseball: Vanderbilt proves it's for real

Experts already considered Vanderbilt to have one of the best pitching staffs nationally. However, after a true freshman struck out 10 LSU batters on Saturday night things are even looking better for the Commodores.

LAST WEEK

Tuesday: W, 11-2 vs. Eastern Illinois
Friday: L, 4-2 vs. LSU
Saturday: W, 5-3 vs. LSU
Saturday: W, 9-3 vs. LSU

TEAM HIGHLIGHTS

No. 3 Vanderbilt is 18-3 (2-1 SEC) and has won five straight series to start the 2014 season. Vanderbilt's team batting average is .289 (opponents .166) with a 1.38 ERA (opponents 5.14 versus Vandy)

Vince Conde: (.323, 15 RBI) Went 9-for-14 (.643) for the week, including two three-hit games vs. No. 8 LSU.
Hayden Stone: (1-0, 0.51 ERA, 30 SO) The freshman pitched 5 1/3 innings versus LSU striking out 10. Also struck out one in an inning of relief against Eastern Illinois.
Tyler Beede: (4-1, 0.84 ERA) Pitched 7 1/3 inning on Friday striking out seven.
Dansby Swanson: (.329, 10 RBI, 10 SB) Went 3-for-4 and two doubles in game two on Saturday.
Carson Fulmer: (1.12 ERA, 23 SO, 15 IP) Notched his sixth save with a in Saturday game one by pitching a perfect ninth inning.
Jared Miller: (5-0, 0.57 ERA) Allowed one run on two hits in 6 2/3 innings in game 1 on Saturday.
Rhett Wiseman: (.298, 11 RBI) Had three RBIs in the win over SIU.
Walker Buehler: (3-1, 2.15 ERA) Earned the win over Eastern Illinois by allowing just two runs, striking out seven while allowing no walks over five innings.
Bryan Reynolds: (.354, 19 RBI) Drove in three runs with two singles in the 9-3 win over LSU on Saturday.

VANDERBILT THIS WEEK

Tuesday 4:00 pm: at Belmont
Friday 6:30 pm: at Mississippi State (CSS)
Saturday 7:30 pm: at Mississippi State (ESPNU)
Sunday 1:30 pm: at Mississippi State
SEC STANDINGS

EAST	CONF	GB	ALL

USC	 2-1	-	18-1
TEN	 2-1	- 	17-2
VAN	 2-1	-	18-3
FLA	 2-1	- 	13-7
KEN	 1-2	-	14-6
GEO	 1-2	- 	13-8
MIZ	 1-2	- 	 9-9
 
WEST	CONF	GB	ALL

ALA	 2-1	-	12-6
MSU	 2-1	-	15-8
AUB  	 2-1	-	13-7
LSU	 1-2	-	17-4
OLM	 1-2	-	17-4	
TAM	 1-2	-	14-7
ARK	 1-2	-	 8-7
SEC THIS WEEK

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

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