Monday, March 1, 2010

Week 2 Vanderbilt Baseball Notebook

by SID

Record Overall: 6-1; Record for the Week: 3-1

Last Week:
2/23: Vanderbilt 2, Austin Peay 1 (11)
2/26: UCLA 9, Vanderbilt 2
2/27: Vanderbilt 10, USC 1
2/28: Vanderbilt 7, Oklahoma State 6

This Week (Buy Tickets):
3/2: vs. Tennessee Tech, 4 p.m., Hawkins Field
3/5: vs. Kent State 4 p.m., Hawkins Field
3/6: vs. Illinois State 4 p.m., Hawkins Field
3/7: vs. Indiana 4 p.m., Hawkins Field

Vanderbilt went 3-1 on the week, winning a midweek game against Austin Peay in extra innings before losing its first game of the season to Gerrit Cole and UCLA Friday night in the Dodgertown Classic. VU rebounded with wins over USC and against Oklahoma State at Dodger Stadium to go 2-1 in the Classic.

The Commodores hit .306 in the tourney with two homers, six doubles and 19 runs scored … Junior college transfer Bryan Johns and junior Curt Casali led the team in hitting going 6-for-11 with two doubles apiece. Johns also collected four RBI on the weekend … Leadoff hitter Brian Harris was 4-for-9 (.444) with a double, two RBI and four runs scored. He also was hit three times and walked three times and ended with a .667 slugging percentage.

The pitching staff sported a 3.81 ERA with 19 strikeouts and nine walks in 26.0 innings … Taylor Hill was the lone starter to pick up a win on the week, scattering eight hits over six innings against USC on Saturday. He struck out two and walked two in moving to 2-0 on the year … Russell Brewer picked up a win and a save on the week. He threw 2.1 innings of one hit scoreless relief against Austin Peay on Tuesday. He struck out three in picking up his first win of the year. He then closed out the Oklahoma State game on Sunday to earn his first save of the year. Brewer now has 13 saves in his career … Chase Reid had a solid start against Austin Peay on Tuesday, allowing one run on three hits in six innings of work with five strikeouts in the no decision.

Vanderbilt will open a nine-game homestand, its longest of the year, against Tennessee Tech on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

1 comment:

  1. Harris led the SEC last season in hit by pitches with 21 in 300 plate appearances. (~1 HBP per 14 PA)

    He already has 6 in 35 plate appearances this season. (~1 HBP per 6 PA0 If he keeps up this rate and has another 300 plate appearances, he'll have been hit over 50 times.

    I know this guy's a scrapper, but how much of a beating can he take?