NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt placed a nation-leading three student-athletes on the Collegiate Baseball All-America list, the publication announced Thursday morning.
The duo of Kumar Rocker and Jack Leiter were both first-team selections, marking the most of any school, while Enrique Bradfield Jr. received second team honors.
Rocker and Leiter enter the weekend both tied for third in the nation in strikeouts with 135 apiece on the campaign. The Commodore pitching duo has combined for 270 strikeouts, more than any pitching duo across the country.
Rocker and Leiter were also tabbed as All-SEC First Team honorees following the conclusion of the regular season, while Leiter was selected as SEC Newcomer of the Year.
Bradfield enters the weekend as the nation’s leader in stolen bases with 42. The freshman outfielder ranks third in the conference in batting average, hitting at a .365 mark.
The Hialeah, Florida native, was named the SEC Freshman of the Year this season, becoming the third Commodore in program history to win the award and first since 2011. Bradfield also received All-SEC First Team honors and was named to the conference’s All-Freshman Team.
The duo of Jack Leiter and Enrique Bradfield Jr. headlined the Vanderbilt honorees, as Leiter was tabbed the SEC Newcomer of the Year and Bradfield was selected as the Freshman of the Year.
The trio of Leiter, Bradfield and Kumar Rocker were each named to the All-SEC First Team, as the Commodores placed a league-high tying three representatives on the list.
Rocker and Leiter finished first and second, respectively, in the conference in total strikeouts to end the regular season, as the duo combined for 256 punchouts.
The rookie duo of Bradfield and Jack Bulger were selected to the Freshman All-SEC Team, as the Commodores were one of four teams to have multiple freshmen honorees.
Vanderbilt returns to action this Friday, hosting Presbyterian for the team’s first matchup of the NCAA Nashville Regional at 6 p.m. The contest will air live on SEC Network.