Saturday, May 2, 2009

Liddle power

by Barca Blog - Steven Liddle’s monster home run in the top of the first Friday went so far over the right field fence at Carolina Stadium that it hit a car parked across the street. It was Liddle’s eighth blast on the year, which is tied for the team lead, and his third in the last four games.

The sophomore outfielder has always handled the bat well, but his power surge has been an added bonus in the Commodore lineup considering he didn’t have any collegiate home runs coming into the season.

“Last year, I was more of a line drive hitter,” Liddle said. “This year I’m just seeing the ball better and when you’re in hitter’s counts you might as well get the bat head out and see how far you can hit it.”

The Franklin High product leads Vanderbilt in almost every offensive category during SEC play this season including batting average (.365), runs (25), hits (31), doubles (9), homers (6), total bases (58) and slugging percentage (.682). He’s also second in walks (13), RBI’s (18) and on-base percentage (.449).

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