Post-Arkansas game notes

May 23, 2009

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*Vanderbilt improves its SEC Tournament all-time record to 30-22 in 14 appearances at the SEC Tournament.

*It marked the second consecutive season that the No. 8 seed advanced to the finals of the SEC Tournament (Ole Miss, 2008)

*Vanderbilt won its first three games of the SEC Tournament for the first time since 2004.

*Vanderbilt improves to 17-8 in the SEC Tournament under head coach Tim Corbin. This marks the sixth SEC Tournament in the last seven years for Vanderbilt.

*With the win, Vanderbilt advanced to the finals of the SEC Tournament for the fourth time since 2004.

*Vanderbilt improves to 2-0 against Arkansas in the SEC Tournament. The Commodores defeated the Razorbacks 7-4 in the 2007 SEC Championship game.

*VU has now won three consecutive games against Arkansas, including two during the regular season.

*Vanderbilt’s 11 runs Saturday marked the first time they have scored 11 runs in an SEC Tournament game since it scored 13 runs against Ole Miss in the semifinals of the 2007 tournament.

*The 15 hits in a game for Vanderbilt tied Florida’s 15-hit game against Ole Miss for the most hits a team has recorded in the SEC Tournament this year. VU’s 15 hits in a game are the most since they tallied 15 hits against Middle Tennessee on April 14.

*Every hitter in Vanderbilt’s lineup registered a hit Saturday.

*Vanderbilt 3-5 hitters (Liddle, Casali, and Westlake) went a combined 7-for-11 with four RBI and four runs scored Saturday against Arkansas.

*Through three games of the SEC Tournament, VU is batting a tournament high .333 (34-for-102).

*With Curt Casali’s fourth-inning home run, Vanderbilt now has four home runs in the SEC Tournament, tying it with Florida for the most home runs hit in this year’s SEC Tournament. Vanderbilt was 12th in the SEC in home runs during the regular season.

*Jonathan White stole his 16th base of the season Saturday. White is second on the team in stolen bases and now has 33 stolen bases in his career.

*Vanderbilt’s Brian Harris two-run double in the fourth inning was his 20th double of the season. Harris is tied with Steven Liddle for the team lead in doubles and they are tied for second in the SEC in doubles.

*Casali posted his 22nd multi-hit game of the season.

*Vanderbilt’s Caleb Cotham notched the second SEC Tournament win of his career. Cotham’s seven-inning performance was his longest outing since April 11 when he threw 7.0 innings at Arkansas. Cotham improved to 2-0 against Arkansas this season. In his two starts against Arkansas this season, Cotham has 19 strikeouts in 14 innings of work.


*Arkansas is now 20-25 in the SEC Tournament

*Arkansas now leads the all-time series with Vanderbilt 24-17.

*Arkansas is 7-12 in elimination games at the SEC Tournament. Their last victory in an elimination game before today came against Tennessee during the 2004 SEC Tournament.

*Arkansas is now 1-5 in elimination games under current head coach Dave Van Horn.

*Arkansas’ Bo Bigham extended his hit streak to four games, giving him a hit in every game of the SEC Tournament.

*Razorbacks catcher James McCann recorded his fifth double of the 2009 season.

*Arkansas designated hitter Travis Sample notched his seventh double and 16th RBI of the season to extend his hit streak to six games. He now leads the SEC Tournament in doubles.