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Nashville, Tn – Three Commodores are on USA Baseball’s Collegiate National Team final roster as the team prepares for international competition this summer.
Bryan Reynolds joins Dansby Swanson and Carson Fulmer on the squad after one of the best freshman seasons in Vanderbilt history.
The Brentwood, Tenn. native led the Dores in hitting with a .338 batting average and RBI with 54. He was one of only three players to play in all 72 games for VU during the season, starting in 71.
The outfielder posted a stellar postseason hitting .400 with 10 RBI during the NCAA Tournament, including nine hits in the College World Series. His 24 doubles are the most ever by a freshman at Vanderbilt.
Swanson and Fulmer had already secured spots on the roster but the addition of Reynolds gives Vanderbilt three players on the team for the second time in history. «Read the rest of this article»
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U.S. Survives Group of Death
The U.S. men’s soccer team lost to Germany Thursday afternoon, 1-0, in their last game of group competition in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and fans of the team across America cheered.
Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger (7) looks to control the ball against United States defender Fabian Johnson (23) and midfielder Jermaine Jones (13) during the first half of the match during the 2014 World Cup at Arena Pernambuco. (Tim Groothuis/Witters Sport via USA TODAY) Sports
Nashville, Tn –Two days after winning Vanderbilt’s first-ever men’s national title Commodores’ head coach Tim Corbin has been named National Coach of the Year by Collegiate Baseball.
Corbin led Vanderbilt to a 51-21 record, the Dores’ second straight 50-win season and third in the last four years. The Commodores returned to Omaha for the second time in four years winning the national title in just the school’s second-ever trip to the College World Series. Corbin surpassed 600 career wins during the season and now has 517 wins as the Commodores’ head coach, second-most in program history.
Vanderbilt Commodores head coach Tim Corbin talks with his team after losing to the Louisville Cardinals 5-3 in the first game of the Nashville super regional of the 2013 NCAA baseball tournament at Hawkins Field. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)
Omaha, Neb – The Commodores are going to be playing for a national championship on Monday night after defeating Texas, 4-3, in a winner-take-all contest Saturday night at the College World Series in Omaha.
Vanderbilt loaded the bases in the bottom of the 10th inning and won the game on an infield hit from Tyler Campbell that scored right fielder Rhett Wiseman from third. Wiseman was among five Commodore players to notch two hits on the night.
Vanderbilt Commodores runner Bryan Reynolds (20) celebrates his run with pitcher Jared Miller (28) against the Texas Longhorns during game thirteen of the 2014 College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. (Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports)
Omaha, Neb –Texas used four early runs and stellar pitching to top Vanderbilt 4-0 and force the Commodores into an elimination game.
Vanderbilt (48-20) starter Tyler Ferguson struggled with command from the first pitch, hitting Texas (46-20) leadoff hitter Brooks Marlow with his first pitch of the game.
Ferguson followed up with a walk and a hit by pitch to load the bases with no outs. After a strikeout, the Dores looked to have an opportunity to get out of the inning with a double play ball but C.J. Hinojosa’s ground ball hit second base umpire Mark Uyl for a single that scored the first run of the game.
Omaha, Neb – After jumping out to an early lead, Vanderbilt had to fight its way back to a 6-4 victory Monday against UC Irvine in the College World Series.
Vanderbilt led 2-0 in the first inning before UC Irvine scored four in the bottom of the second to go in front. The Commodores answered with three in the fifth and one in the seventh to take a 6-4 lead.
With the win, the Commodores (48-19) will now not play again until 2 p.m. Friday against either Texas or UC Irvine (41-24). The two will meet Wednesday for the right to play the Commodores in the double-elimination tournament.
Vanderbilt advances at College World Series with win over UC Irvine 6-4 behind Tyler Beede (Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports)
Omaha, Neb – The day after a game is always better following a win. Just hours after opening their College World Series stay with a 5-3 win over Louisville, the Commodores awoke at the DoubleTree downtown Omaha Sunday with a little more energy in their step.
By taking care of business against Louisville, the Commodores advanced to the winner’s bracket where they will face UC Irvine at 7:00pm Monday. The moment, the stage or the crowd didn’t seem to faze the Commodores, who played a near mistake-free game against the Cardinals. “Most difficult game in this tournament. Most difficult game,” Tim Corbin told his team after the game.
Vanderbilt Commodores practice for College World Series (Vanderbilt Sports Information). Visit www.vucommodores.com
Nashville, Tn – Sunday’s game at Hawkins Field unfolded in memorable and historic fashion for the Vanderbilt baseball team: It started with an offensive explosion and ended with a dogpile.
The Commodores clinched a spot in the College World Series by posting a 12-5 victory over Stanford in Game 3 of the Super Regional before a sold-out, mostly Commodore-crazed crowd of 3,626. The victory, which was propelled by a five-run first inning and the stellar relief pitching of freshman Hayden Stone, sends Vanderbilt (46-19) to Omaha, Neb., for next week’s College World Series, where the Commodores will face Louisville in their opener on Saturday at 7:00pm.
Nashville, Tn – The Vanderbilt baseball team is accustomed to celebrating walk-off wins at Hawkins Field — not being the victims of one.
But that was the scenario Saturday, when Stanford’s Wayne Taylor hit a walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth that lifted the Cardinal to a 5-4 victory over Vanderbilt in Game 2 of the Super Regional. The best-of-three series is now tied at one game apiece, and the teams will play the decisive Game 3 on Sunday at 2:00pm, with the winner advancing to Omaha, Neb., for the College World Series.