Post-South Carolina game notes

May 22, 2009

Recap | Box Score | Quotes

– Vanderbilt improves to 4-3 against South Carolina in the SEC Tournament.

– Vanderbilt is 12-14 against the Gamecocks under head coach Tim Corbin

– Vanderbilt improves to 9-4 all-time in the second round of the SEC Tournament. VU is now 4-2 in the second round under head coach Tim Corbin.

– Vanderbilt is now 5-9 in one run games this season.

– The Commodores improve to 13-5 when holding its opponent under five runs.

– Vanderbilt did not commit an error in the field for the second straight game. VU is now 15-8 this season when they don’t commit an error.

– Vanderbilt has now won three games in a row over South Carolina in the SEC Tournament (2006, 2008 and 2009) in Hoover, Ala.

– Vanderbilt improves to 16-8 in the SEC Tournament under Coach Corbin. This marks the sixth SEC Tournament in the last seven years for Vanderbilt (all coming under Corbin).

– Vanderbilt’s Aaron Westlake and Curt Casali back-to-back home runs were the first since Steven Liddle and Curt Casali accomplished the feat against Belmont on April 1, 2009. Westlake’s home run was the eighth of the season while Giobbi’s was his sixth.

– Westlake’s two RBI’s Thursday give him a team best 13 multiple RBI games this year.

Jonathan White’s three-hit game is the most hits he has recorded in an SEC Tournament game in his career. White is now 5-for-8 with two runs scored, a double, and two walks (including the go-ahead walk that drove in Riley Reynolds from third base after a nine-pitch at-bat.)

Jonathan White has now hit safely in six consecutive games.

– Vanderbilt’s Sonny Gray shattered his career high for strikeouts in a game with 11. (Previous high was seven against Georgia, 5/8/09).

– Gray set career highs in innings pitched (7.0) hits allowed (8) and strikeouts (11).

– Gray’s 11 strikeouts are the first double-digit strikeout game in the 2009 SEC Tournament.

– Vanderbilt’s Steven Liddle recorded his team-high 24th multi-hit game of the season with a 2-for-4 effort Wednesday while Casali posted his 12th multi-RBI game of the year.

Andrew Giobbi’s tied a career-high with four hits. Giobbi went 4-for-4 with a home run, double and two singles. The catcher is now 7-for-8 with two home runs, two doubles, three RBI and two runs scored. Giobbi’s sixth-inning solo homerun marked the sixth this year and tenth of his career. Giobbi’s six homeruns this season marks a career high.