Historic Win at Hawkins Field

Dores beat Eagles 6-2 as Tim Corbin wins No. 1,000

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt baseball head coach Tim Corbin reached 1,000 career wins Tuesday night as Vanderbilt defeated Eastern Michigan 6-2 at Hawkins Field.

JD Thompson (W, 3-0) turned in a quality start with a career-high nine strikeouts. Thompson went six innings and didn’t allow a run or a walk while limiting the Eagles to just three hits.

Vanderbilt drew nine walks on the night and stole six bases. Calvin Hewett, Davis Diaz and Logan Poteet drove in two runs each and Jonathan Vastine walked four times.

Vandy got on the board first with a big hit from Poteet. Troy LaNeve worked a walk with one out in the bottom of the second. Poteet, making his first career start Tuesday, sent the first pitch he saw over the wall in left for his first collegiate hit to give Vanderbilt a 2-0 lead.

The inning continued as Matthew Polk singled on a bunt and Vastine drew a walk. The duo executed a double steal and Hewett singled to left field, scoring both runners to double Vandy’s lead.

The Dores were kept off the board until the bottom of the seventh. Camden Kozeal ripped a single and Diaz, with two outs, hit his first home run on the season to left field to put the Commodores ahead 6-0.

Eastern Michigan ended the shutout bid with a two-run homer in the top of the eighth. The Eagles finished with seven hits on the night.

Brennan Seiber threw a scoreless ninth inning, striking out one.

The historic win for Corbin makes him one of only 10 active DI head coaches with 1,000 wins. Corbin won 106 games at Presbyterian College before his first season at Vanderbilt in 2003.

In his 22nd season at Vanderbilt, Corbin has led the program to 17 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, which marks the longest active streak in Division I.

Corbin joins former South Carolina head coach Ray Tanner as the only two coaches in the 1,000-win club that have also won multiple national championships while at an SEC institution.