NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Another conference series is on the horizon, as the Vanderbilt baseball team is set to host Georgia this weekend, continuing its five-game homestand.
The two teams are set for a 6 p.m. first pitch on Thursday, airing live on SEC Network. Friday’s matchup is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., while the series finale on Saturday is set for 2 p.m. The final two games of the series will be streamed on SEC Network+.
Probable Starting Pitching Matchups
Thursday: RHP Kumar Rocker (7-0, 0.84 ERA) vs. LHP Luke Wagner (3-2, 2.95 ERA)
Friday: RHP Jack Leiter (7-0, 0.43 ERA) vs. LHP Ryan Webb (2-1, 3.14 ERA)
Saturday: TBA vs. RHP Jonathan Cannon (1-2, 4.58 ERA)
Winners of nine straight, Vanderbilt looks to keep things rolling into the weekend with its second home conference series of the season with Georgia.
The Commodores are off to their best start across 27 games since 2011, when the team also started 24-3. That 2011 team went on to finish the season with a 54-12 record, while making a trip to the College World Series.
Vanderbilt is a perfect 7-for-7 in its weekend series this season, including Monday’s doubleheader with Wright State on opening weekend. The Commodores have matched up with ranked opponents on two weekends, including then-No. 16 Oklahoma State and then-No. 16 South Carolina. Vandy is 8-1 across SEC play, and hold the top spot in the conference standings entering the weekend.
The Commodores checked in at the top spot in five of the six national polls released on Monday for the third consecutive week. Vanderbilt earned the No. 1 ranking after entering the season as a consensus top-five team. Vandy has been ranked first at least once in each of the last three seasons.
Thursday’s series opener will mark the 239th time that Vanderbilt and Georgia have met in the all-time history between the two programs. The Commodores trail in the all-time series, with a 117-121 record against the Bulldogs.
Georgia claimed the most recent series with Vanderbilt, taking two of three from the Commodores in Athens during the 2019 season.