Vanderbilt received 495 points and will enter its 2019 campaign ranked No. 2 in Collegiate Baseball's Top 40 NCAA Division I preseason poll, the publication announced on Tuesday.
The Commodores, who garnered one point fewer than No. 1 ranked LSU's 496, enter the season ranked inside the Top 10 for the ninth straight year. Three Southeastern Conference squads are ranked inside the Top 10 with Florida coming in at No. 6.
The announcement comes one day after the publication recognized right-handed pitcher Drake Fellows
and outfielder Stephen Scott
as 2019 Collegiate Baseball Preseason All-Americans. The duo is among 24 lettermen returning from last year's NCAA Super Regional run.
Vanderbilt opens the 2019 season on Feb. 15 with the first of three games as part of the MLB Collegiate Baseball Tournament in Talking Stick, Ariz. The Commodores will face Virginia, Cal State Fullerton and TCU before returning to Hawkins Field for the home opener on Feb. 20.
Limited number of outfield season tickets on sale
A limited number of outfield season tickets are now on sale for the upcoming Vanderbilt baseball campaign by calling (615) 322-GOLD or by visiting vucommodores.com.
Tickets are priced at $99 – or $2.91 per game – for the Commodores' 34 home outings including 19 nonconference tilts and 15 matchups against the Southeastern Conference. Vanderbilt is set to host 11 games against 2018 NCAA Tournament teams.
Vanderbilt Baseball Banquet tickets on sale
The Vanderbilt baseball program is set to host its annual team banquet, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Omni Hotel in downtown Nashville.
Head coach Tim Corbin
will introduce the 2019 players and staff as well as recognize the program's 2018 award winners. The event opens at 5 p.m. with the start of the silent auction. Players are scheduled to sign team posters from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Tickets are available by clicking here
or can be purchased at the ticket office in McGugin Center
. For a fourth consecutive year, admission is priced at only $50 and includes a buffet-style dinner and complimentary valet parking.