Murfreesboro pitching ace chooses Vandy over Vols

Vanderbilt baseball has received a commitment from one of the top lefthanded pitchers in the Midstate area. David Price, a senior from Blackman High School in Murfreesboro, has given an oral commitment to play for Coach Tim Corbin and the Commodores.

Vanderbilt baseball has received a commitment from one of the top lefthanded pitchers in the Midstate area. David Price, a senior from Blackman High School in Murfreesboro, has given an oral commitment to play for Coach Tim Corbin and the Commodores.

According to a story in the Murfreesboro Daily News-Journal, Price said he chose Vanderbilt over Tennessee, the only other college he really considered.

"I can get a great education and be set for the rest of my life," Price told the Daily News-Journal. "They put Tennessee out last year, and they had a lot of players do real well in the Cape Cod League (the highly respected summer league for college players)."

Price, a senior at Blackman, plans to report to Vanderbilt in the fall of 2004.

In his junior season, Price maintained an earned run average of 1.02 over 68-2/3 innings pitched, with a record of 8-2 and 118 strikeouts.

Verbal commitments are not binding. Baseball players can sign a binding letter-of-intent with a college of their choice during a week-long early signing period which begins Nov. 12.


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