NASHVILLE – Vanderbilt right-handed pitcher Drake Fellows has been named a Third-Team Preseason All-American by Perfect Game, the publication announced Tuesday.
Fellows, who was also tabbed a preseason second-team All-American by Collegiate Baseball, posted a 7-4 record alongside a 3.92 ERA as the team’s Friday night starter a year ago. The junior limited opponents to a .217 batting average in 16 starts.
The Plainfield, Illinois, native led the Commodores with 107 strikeouts (46th nationally) in 96.1 innings. He was named to Clemson Regional All-Tournament Team after limiting St. John’s to three hits while striking out eight across seven scoreless innings.
Vanderbilt opens the 2019 season on Feb. 15 with the first of three games as part of the MLB Collegiate Baseball Tournament in Talking Stick, Ariz. The Commodores will face Virginia, Cal State Fullerton and TCU before returning to Hawkins Field for the home opener on Feb. 20.
Vanderbilt tabbed preseason No. 2 nationally
The Commodores will enter the 2019 season ranked No. 2 nationally per Collegiate Baseball after garnering 495 points. VU garnered one point fewer than No. 1 ranked LSU’s 496 and heads into the season ranked inside the Top 10 for the ninth straight year.
Limited number of outfield season tickets on sale
A limited number of outfield season tickets are now on sale for the upcoming Vanderbilt baseball campaign by calling (615) 322-GOLD or by visiting vucommodores.com.
Tickets are priced at $99 – or $2.91 per game – for the Commodores’ 34 home outings including 19 nonconference tilts and 15 matchups against the Southeastern Conference. Vanderbilt is set to host 11 games against 2018 NCAA Tournament teams.
Vanderbilt Baseball Banquet tickets on sale
The Vanderbilt baseball program is set to host its annual team banquet, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Omni Hotel in downtown Nashville.
Head coach Tim Corbin will introduce the 2019 players and staff as well as recognize the program’s 2018 award winners. The event opens at 5 p.m. with the start of the silent auction. Players are scheduled to sign team posters from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Tickets are available by clicking here or can be purchased at the ticket office in McGugin Center. For a fourth consecutive year, admission is priced at only $50 and includes a buffet-style dinner and complimentary valet parking.