Baseball: Vanderbilt has strong series

Vanderbilt's hitting, which has been stagnant at times, out-hit the SEC's top hitting team 34-24 as the Commodores pulled off a critical series win over the Kentucky Wildcats. Look inside for a review of Vanderbilt baseball this week and a look ahead to next week's action.


Tuesday: W, 2-1 vs. Belmont
Friday: L, 4-2 vs. Kentucky
Saturday: W, 9-3 vs. Kentucky
Sunday: W, 6-2 vs. Kentucky


No. 7 Vanderbilt 23-6 (5-4 SEC) rebounded from a poor series at Mississippi State by taking two of three games from a solid Kentucky team. Vanderbilt's team batting average is .286 (opponents .183) with a 1.98 ERA (opponents 4.68 versus Vandy).

Tyler Beede: (4-3, .176 ERA) Struck out four but allowed five hits and three walks in just five innings giving up five runs. Also hit three batters.
Carson Fulmer: (0-0, 0.64 ERA) Pitched two innings on Saturday striking out one and walking one while allowing one hit and no runs. Came in on Sunday with two outs and two on in the top of the eighth and struck out one of the best hitters in the SEC in just three pitches.
Jared Miller: (6-1, 1.73 ERA) Struck out four and walked three while allowing three earned runs on Saturday.
Tyler Ferguson: On Sunday struck out five, allowed six hits and no walks in six innings of work.
Walker Buehler: (4-1, 1.89 ERA) Allowed only one run while striking out 10 against Belmont.
Hayden Stone: (1-0, 0.77 ERA) In four innings of work on Friday, struck out six and gave up six hits.
Chris Harvey: (.302, 6 RBI) Had two hits and scored a run in Friday's loss to UK.
Bryan Reynolds: (.360, 24 RBI) Had three hits including a double and two RBIs on Saturday.
Dansby Swanson: (.360, 14 RBI) Currently on a 10-game hit streak. Had three multi-hit games during the week. Had half of Vandy's six hits in the 2-1 win over the Bruins. Had four hits on Saturday against UK. Doubled in Sunday's game with UK.
Zander Wiel: (.280, 15 RBI) Had a hit in Friday's game against the Wildcats.
John Norwood: (.200, 8 RBI) Had a two-run home run in the fifth inning on Sunday versus Kentucky.
Karl Ellison: (.300, 1 RBI) Freshman had a huge hit and RBI in the bottom of the sixth during Saturday's game with UK.
Xavier Turner: (.318, 14 RBI) Had three hits including a double in Saturday's game with UK. Had a hit on Sunday.
Rhett Wiseman: (.264, 13 RBI) Big triple was one of his three hits during the Saturday win.
Vince Conde: (.326, 20 RBI) Had a pair if hits and two RBIs on Saturday. RBI base hit gave Vandy a 3-1 lead on Sunday. Conde also had an RBI hit in the eighth inning of that game.


Tuesday 6:30 pm: vs. UT-Martin
Friday 5:00 pm: at Tennessee
Saturday 6:00 pm: at Tennessee
Sunday 1 pm: at Tennessee


USC	 6-3	--	24-3
FLA	 6-3	--	19-9
VAN	 5-4	1	23-6
KEN	 4-5	2	19-9
GEO	 3-5	2.5 	16-11
TEN	 3-6	3	19-7
MIZ	 3-6	3 	13-13

ALA	 6-3	--	19-8
MSU	 6-3	--	20-10
AUB  	 5-4	1	19-10
OLM	 4-5	2	21-8
ARK	 4-5	2	17-10
TAM	 4-5	2	18-11
LSU	 3-5    2.5	20-8

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

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