Dores Host Samford for Fall Exhibition

Vanderbilt set for first fall contest

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Vanderbilt baseball team is set for the first of two fall exhibitions this weekend as the Commodores will welcome Samford to Hawkins Field.

The Dores and Bulldogs are set for a 1 p.m. first pitch Sunday with admission free to the public. Fans will be able to enter through the main gates which will open two hours prior to first pitch. Seating will be available anywhere throughout the infield while there will be no concessions.

Following the matchup with Samford, the Commodores will travel to Las Vegas next weekend to face Arizona State in a neutral-site exhibition at the College of Southern Nevada.

Vanderbilt opened fall training Tuesday as the Commodores began to prep for what is expected to be another challenging schedule for the 2023 season.

Full-squad training sessions will take place during the week and will be open to the public. The team will conclude the fall with the David Williams Fall Classic, formerly known as the Black and Gold Game, which is set for 1 p.m. Nov. 13.

The Dores return to action after posting a 39-26 record in 2022, highlighted by the program’s 16th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.

Vanderbilt welcomes 13 newcomers this season, while returning consensus All-American Enrique Bradfield Jr. and a pair of Freshman All-America pitchers in Carter Holton and Devin Futrell.