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Vanderbilt Tabbed No. 3 by Perfect Game

Commodores garner second top-5 preseason ranking

NASHVILLE – For the second time this preseason, Vanderbilt has garnered a top-5 national ranking.
 
The Commodores enter the 2019 campaign ranked No. 3 by Perfect Game, the publication announced Wednesday. Vanderbilt was tabbed No. 2 by Collegiate Baseball in December.
 
Vanderbilt is among a national-leading eight Southeastern Conference programs in the Perfect Game Top 25. LSU was selected as the nation's No. 1 team while Florida (9), Ole Miss (10), Arkansas (13), Auburn (15), Mississippi State (17) and Georgia (22) were ranked.
 
Vanderbilt opens the 2019 season Feb. 15 with the first of three games as part of the MLB4 Collegiate Baseball Tournament in Talking Stick, Arizona. 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 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 program is set to host its annual team banquet on Feb. 2 at the Omni Hotel in downtown Nashville.
 
Head coach Tim Corbin will introduce the 2019 players and staff and 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 can be purchased at the ticket office in McGugin Center. For the fourth consecutive year, admission is priced at only $50 and includes a buffet-style dinner and complimentary valet parking.
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