NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt baseball announced plans to further expand its tradition of honoring our nation and military personnel with Salute to Service Day, which will occur during game three of each home weekend series.
17th-year head coach Tim Corbin unveiled new USA-themed uniforms for the team, which have been worn on Sunday’s during SEC play for nearly the past decade, and have also made an appearance in Omaha, Nebraska, at the College World Series.
During pre-game, student-athletes will wear all-new batting practice tops with their home state displayed on the back. The 35-man roster is made up of participants from 14 different states in addition to Cooper Davis, who is the program’s first Canadian-born player.
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— Vanderbilt Baseball (@VandyBoys) February 24, 2019
On each Salute to Service Day, the Commodores will recognize military veterans and active duty personnel. The athletic department will recognize a veteran of the game and have a veteran throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Color guards from the Vanderbilt’s Naval and Army ROTC will also be in attendance to display the colors during the national anthem.
Vanderbilt will take on Pepperdine on Sunday in doubleheader action beginning at 9 a.m. The second game will begin 30 minutes following the completion of the opener. Tickets are available by visiting VUCommodores.com.
2019 Salute to Service games
Sunday, Feb. 24 vs. Pepperdine – 9 a.m.
Sunday, March 3 vs. Dayton – 1 p.m.
Sunday, March 10 vs. Illinois State – 1 p.m.
Saturday, March 23 vs. Florida – 1 p.m.
Sunday, March 31 vs. Tennessee – 2 p.m.
Sunday, April 14 vs. Arkansas – 1 p.m.
Saturday, April 27 vs. Auburn – 1 p.m.
Sunday, May 12 vs. Missouri – 1 p.m.