VU baseball stages Media Day

It's a busy week for the Vanderbilt baseball team. The Black and Gold games on Friday (6 pm), Saturday (11 am) and Sunday (1 pm) conclude fall practices, and on Tuesday, the first Baseball Media Day, including a home run derby was held. VandyMania's Whitney D. put together this photo gallery from the event.


The event kicked off with a luncheon in the concourse at Hawkins Field. Head Baseball Coach Tim Corbin circulated through the crowd, visiting with the members of the media that he already knew, and introducing himself to those he didn't know.

After lunch, the action moved upstairs to the pressbox, where Vice Chancellor David Williams and Coach Corbin unveiled the plans for the enhancemenetse of the baseball facilities.

The enhancements will include a batting cage, a new team locker room, and a "pro locker room" for alumni who have made it to the pros and return to Vandy for a visit.

The second level features a weightroom, staff offices, and a classroom.

This is an artist's rendering of the exterior of the new facilities.

After the reporters finished their interviews with Coach Corbin and Vice Chancellor Williams, it was time to go down to the field for the first annual Home Run Derby.

Each member of the media who wished to participate was paired with a Vandy player. Coach Corbin handled the pitching duties.

Is that Archie "Moonlight" Graham?? No, it's Bryan Mullen, Vanderbilt beat writer for the Tennessean.

Tammy Boclair, who handles media relations for the baseball team, and Channel 4's Steve Wrigley enjoy the sunshine.

RH Pitcher Jensen Lewis provided the play-by-play - and the color commentary - for the home run derby.

Tony Lane, Vanderbilt beat writer for the Nashville City Paper, keeps his eye on the ball.

The assembled media watches the contest. The team of Jessee Blanco from Fox 17 and freshman Adam Cronk were the winners, thanks to the four dingers that Cronk hit out of the park.

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Photos by WhitneyD Copyright 2004 for Top Stories