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Meet The Opponents: Vanderbilt Commodores

 

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Vanderbilt:

  • Located in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Mascot is a Commodore (which is a military ranking)
  • 2 time CWS participant, 6 time SEC champs
  • Head Coach Tim Corbin is 2nd in school history with 406 career wins

 

Famous Alumni/Attendees:

Al Gore

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Jay Cutler

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Skip Bayless

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Amy Grant

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Others: Dierks Bentley, David Price

*attendees included only because Al Gore never graduated and to make fun of Al Gore

Videos:

I think our dogpile was better

 

Call me biased…I dont’t care……

 

Here is a blooper reel from last years Vandy team, the loss to Louisville excluded:

 

They do have fun….

 

Tweets:

 

2014 Campaign:

46-19 (17-13 SEC)

  • 5-1 vs Stanford
  • 0-1 vs Louisville
  • 0-1 vs Ole Miss
  • 0-1 vs WKU (No real relevance)

 

Preview:

There are only 2 teams in the CWS that worry me and Vanderbilt is one of them. We have played Vanderbilt 19 times in the 2000’s going an unimpressive 6-13. The Cards have went 3-1 the past two seasons vs Vandy. We are currently on a 3 game winning streak dating back to sweeping them in the Supers in Nashville last year despite getting pounded 10-2 at home earlier in the season. Vandy is a great team and our recent success over them is what has me worried. The Commodores field a duo of Sophomore studs, Carson Fulmer and Dansby Swanson, who will play for team USA this summer that can flat out play. Not to mention everyone else that is playing great this season. Bryan Reynolds leads the team in batting average (.343) hits (86) RBI (52) total bases (124) slugging % (.494) and doubles (24). Swanson is 2nd in just about every other category but leads in runs scored (58) doubles (24) and OB% (.414). As far as pitching goes the Dores have a great staff led by Carson Fulmer (6-1 W-L 1.78 ERA) and Walker Beuler (11-2, 2.39). Fulmer is the leader for saves on this staff also with 10. We learned today that he will start game one on Saturday. Another thing that bothers me is that the Dores are just like Louisville, speed and small-ball. The Cards hit 32 HR this season which are not a lot by any means. Vanderbilt only hit 21. We stole 132 bases, they stole 103. UL 413 runs, Vandy 374 runs. We are so similar that it really could be anyones game. I will predict Dan McDonnell will have the boys ready and will lead us to a game one win by Louisville by the score of 4-2. Gardner lead this season in so many key stats (20 doubles,9 HR,68 RBI, 126 total bases and .538 slugging percentage) and will be the key to victory in the College World Series. He has not played MVP ball the past few weeks and hopefully the CWS will be the time for him to break out of his slump. So 4-2 on Saturday night, lots of bunts and stolen bases by both teams. Hi Conde!

Go Cards!

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2014 CWS bracket:

CWS Bracket

 

*Here are the team stats provided to you via VUCommodores.com Baseball

Player   avg  gp-gs  ab  2b  3b  hr  rbi  tb  slg%  bb  hbp  so  gdp  ob%  sf  sh  sb-att  po  fld% 
Bryan Reynolds .343 65-64 251 49 86 24 1 4 52 124 .494 21 6 43 5 .401 4 5 13-18 164 8 2 .989
Dansby Swanson .335 65-65 251 58 84 24 2 3 32 121 .482 34 3 45 1 .414 4 10 18-23 123 175 10 .968
Vince Conde .303 65-65 218 42 66 9 1 4 47 89 .408 36 7 35 4 .411 4 7 12-14 76 166 4 .984
John Norwood .285 61-55 193 27 55 11 1 2 26 74 .383 19 2 47 3 .352 2 9 13-19 95 3 3 .970
Xavier Turner .283 62-61 244 35 69 15 0 2 37 90 .369 14 13 31 7 .350 3 3 15-22 36 109 8 .948
Zander Wiel .274 61-59 212 39 58 13 3 5 41 92 .434 26 13 45 6 .380 4 2 13-16 494 41 4 .993
Rhett Wiseman .274 61-58 212 34 58 16 4 0 28 82 .387 20 3 39 1 .339 4 5 10-13 67 1 1 .986
Nolan Rogers .213 54-39 141 20 30 6 0 0 14 36 .255 14 10 32 3 .323 2 4 3-5 58 4 2 .969
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Chris Harvey .302 26-17 63 8 19 3 0 0 6 22 .349 4 2 18 0 .362 0 3 0-0 115 22 5 .965
Jason Delay .272 43-34 103 24 28 9 0 0 13 37 .359 15 5 27 0 .387 1 4 1-1 264 59 1 .997
Karl Ellison .237 31-17 59 7 14 0 1 0 9 16 .271 10 4 12 2 .384 0 4 0-2 144 9 1 .994
Ro Coleman .213 47-22 108 15 23 2 0 1 13 28 .259 15 6 16 1 .336 2 7 4-9 7 2 0 1.000
Will Cooper .182 18-4 22 4 4 1 0 0 1 5 .227 1 1 5 0 .250 0 0 1-1 6 0 0 1.000
Kyle Smith .158 24-7 38 7 6 2 0 0 5 8 .211 3 0 14 0 .209 2 0 0-0 28 0 2 .933
Tyler Campbell .133 14-1 15 5 2 1 0 0 2 3 .200 2 1 4 0 .278 0 0 0-0 5 5 1 .909
Jared Miller .000 5-5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 5 9 4 .778
Steven Rice .000 1-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 1 0 0 1.000
Carson Fulmer .000 3-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 9 16 2 .926
Tyler Ferguson .000 1-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 8 6 5 .737
Walker Buehler .000 1-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 6 16 0 1.000
Tyler Beede .000 6-6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 2 13 1 .938
Totals .283 65-65 2130 374 602 136 13 21 326 827 .388 234 76 413 33 .369 32 63 103-143 1730 689 63 .975
Opponents .208 65-65 2062 221 429 62 18 16 194 575 .279 218 50 574 48 .296 21 33 46-62 1663 665 87 .964
LOB – Team (498), Opp (437). DPs turned – Team (52), Opp (44). CI – Team (4), Harvey 4. IBB – Team (4), Conde 2, Turner 1, Wiseman 1, Opp (4). Picked off – Turner 3, Wiel 2, Swanson 2, Delay 1, Conde 1, Reynolds 1, Coleman 1, Wiseman 1.

(All games Sorted by Earned run avg)

Player   era  w-l  app-gs  cg  sho  sv  ip  er  bb  so  2b  3b  hr  ab  b/avg  wp  hbp  bk  sfa  sha 
Carson Fulmer 1.78 6-1 23-7 1 1/3 10 76.0 48 16 15 31 81 6 2 0 258 .186 4 6 2 3 3
Walker Buehler 2.39 11-2 17-15 2 0/2 0 94.0 77 28 25 29 102 7 5 4 338 .228 6 3 0 2 5
Tyler Ferguson 2.51 8-3 15-14 0 0/0 0 75.1 53 29 21 28 61 8 2 2 266 .199 9 8 1 2 4
Tyler Beede 3.58 8-7 17-17 0 0/1 0 103.0 79 54 41 47 108 10 3 4 371 .213 6 15 0 5 6
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John Kilichowski 1.35 0-0 12-0 0 0/1 0 20.0 11 4 3 8 20 0 0 1 68 .162 2 1 0 0 3
Adam Ravenelle 1.56 3-2 21-0 0 0/0 0 34.2 18 8 6 14 33 4 0 1 115 .157 4 0 0 1 5
Hayden Stone 1.64 2-0 20-0 0 0/3 3 49.1 34 14 9 12 68 7 0 1 176 .193 9 2 0 3 2
Brian Miller 1.82 1-1 29-0 0 0/1 5 34.2 20 9 7 5 29 4 0 1 127 .157 3 5 1 0 2
Ben Bowden 3.60 0-0 11-0 0 0/2 0 10.0 8 5 4 6 10 0 0 1 37 .216 1 0 0 0 0
Jared Miller 4.20 6-2 15-10 0 0/3 0 60.0 53 35 28 26 45 13 2 1 226 .235 10 5 0 2 3
Steven Rice 4.50 0-0 2-0 0 0/0 0 2.0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 5 .200 0 3 0 0 0
TJ Pecoraro 8.15 1-1 12-2 0 0/2 0 17.2 27 18 16 11 16 3 4 0 75 .360 1 2 0 3 0
Totals 2.75 46-19 65-65 3 8/7 18 576.2 429 221 176 218 574 62 18 16 2062 .208 55 50 4 21 33
Opponents 4.82 19-46 65-65 3 2/2 6 554.1 602 374 297 234 413 136 13 21 2130 .283 56 76 18 32 63
PB – Team (18), Delay 11, Ellison 5, Harvey 2, Opp (9). Pickoffs – Team (13), Fulmer 7, Miller J 2, Buehler 2, Delay 1, Kilichowski 1, Opp (12). SBA/ATT – Delay (26-35), Harvey (11-14), Miller J (9-13), Beede (10-12), Ellison (9-10), Ferguson (8-10), Buehler (4-9), Fulmer (5-5), Stone (3-4), Kilichowski (3-4), Ravenelle (3-3), Miller B (1-2).

(All games Sorted by Fielding pct)

Player   po  fld%  dp  sba  csb  sba%  pb  ci 
Walker Buehler 22 6 16 0 1.000 0 4 5 .444 0 0
Ro Coleman 9 7 2 0 1.000 0 0 0 .000 0 0
Will Cooper 6 6 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 .000 0 0
TJ Pecoraro 2 1 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 .000 0 0
Ben Bowden 1 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 .000 0 0
Steven Rice 1 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 .000 0 0
Jason Delay 324 264 59 1 .997 2 26 9 .743 11 0
Karl Ellison 154 144 9 1 .994 0 9 1 .900 5 0
Zander Wiel 539 494 41 4 .993 43 0 0 .000 0 0
Bryan Reynolds 174 164 8 2 .989 6 0 0 .000 0 0
Rhett Wiseman 69 67 1 1 .986 0 0 0 .000 0 0
Vince Conde 246 76 166 4 .984 31 0 0 .000 0 0
John Norwood 101 95 3 3 .970 0 0 0 .000 0 0
Nolan Rogers 64 58 4 2 .969 1 0 0 .000 0 0
Dansby Swanson 308 123 175 10 .968 42 0 0 .000 0 0
Chris Harvey 142 115 22 5 .965 1 11 3 .786 2 4
Xavier Turner 153 36 109 8 .948 12 0 0 .000 0 0
Tyler Beede 16 2 13 1 .938 1 10 2 .833 0 0
Kyle Smith 30 28 0 2 .933 2 0 0 .000 0 0
Carson Fulmer 27 9 16 2 .926 0 5 0 1.000 0 0
Tyler Campbell 11 5 5 1 .909 0 0 0 .000 0 0
Adam Ravenelle 9 4 4 1 .889 0 3 0 1.000 0 0
Hayden Stone 14 6 6 2 .857 1 3 1 .750 0 0
John Kilichowski 7 2 4 1 .857 0 3 1 .750 0 0
Brian Miller 16 4 9 3 .813 0 1 1 .500 0 0
Jared Miller 18 5 9 4 .778 0 9 4 .692 0 0
Tyler Ferguson 19 8 6 5 .737 0 8 2 .800 0 0
Totals 2482 1730 689 63 .975 52 46 16 .742 18 4
Opponents 2415 1663 665 87 .964 44 103 40 .720 9 0

 

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