NASHVILLE, Tenn. – No. 5 Vanderbilt caps its four-game homestand on Tuesday, hosting Western Kentucky at Hawkins Field. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and can be seen on the SEC Network Plus. Fans can also tune in to WNSR 560 AM/95.9 FM or VUCommodores.com.
The Commodores (22-6) are coming off a 3-1 week but are looking to rebound after dropping Sunday’s finale 7-6 to Tennessee. After handing Lipscomb a 15-1 loss on Tuesday, Vandy captured the first two games against the Volunteers. The squad batted .327 in the three-game series.
The Hilltoppers (14-11-1) are celebrating their 100th season of baseball and are currently riding a six-game unbeaten streak after playing to a 13-13 tie on Sunday against Charlotte. Western Kentucky is off to a 7-1-1 start in Conference USA play.
Outfield tickets to Tuesday’s contest are on sale for just $7 by visiting VUCommodores.com or by calling (615) 322-GOLD. Hot dogs will be priced at $2 while fans can pick up an assortment of six “Dores in the Show” posters at the marketing table.
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Vanderbilt and Western Kentucky meet for the 101st time in the history of the programs on Tuesday. The Commodores hold a 67-31-2 advantage in the series, which dates to 1913. Vandy is 44-14-1 vs. the Hilltoppers in Nashville and 11-4-0 at Hawkins Field.
Vandy won its 22nd game on Saturday against Tennessee. A season ago, the Dores did not secure their 22nd win until April 17 vs. Evansville (Game No. 34). The Dores have struck out 46 times fewer through 28 games compared to this point a season ago.
Vanderbilt boasts a 7-1 record in midweek games including posting five consecutive wins. A season ago, Vandy went 4-4 through its first eight and finished 7-6 in midweek outings.
Vanderbilt hits the road for a top-5 matchup against No. 4 Georgia. Friday’s opener is set for 6 p.m. CT while Saturday’s middle game gets underway at 1 p.m. and Sunday’s finale will start at 11 a.m. The weekend set pits two of the SEC’s top teams with the Bulldogs holding a one-game lead over Vandy in the standings.