Juco transfer Ryan Rote leads SEC in saves

Last year's Vanderbilt team completed a stark turnaround under rookie coach Tim Corbin, but that team lacked a dominant closer and let many winnable games slip away in the late innings. This year, junior college transfer Ryan Rote's steady work out of the bullpen is one of many big reasons the Commodores have attained the 25-win mark at this early date. <BR><BR><i>Vanderbilt hosts Arkansas Friday at 7 p.m.
April 16, 2004