Parker Noland - Baseball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#25 Parker Noland


Class Senior
Height 6'1''
Weight 208
Hometown Knoxville, Tenn.
High School Farragut

Head coach Tim Corbin on Noland: “The best gift a program receives is when a senior player returns for their final year. Parker is that gift. It has been very fulfilling to watch his growth over the last 48 months. No one works harder than this kid. He is committed to his academics and the game of baseball. His output academically has been consistent the entire time. On the field, Parker continues to be an offensive weapon as well as a key defender who can play many positions on the field. He is tough, dependable, durable, and very competitive.”

As a Senior (2023)
• 4-for-4 with three runs scored vs. North Alabama (April 11)
• Solo homer in win against Georgia (March 31)
• Named SEC Co-Player of the Week (March 27) after going 8-for-15 with three home runs, 14 RBIs in series sweep over Mississippi State
• Went 5-for-6 with two grand slams at Mississippi State (March 24); Broke program record and matched SEC record with 11 RBIs
• Believed to be the first Commodore with two grand slams in a game and was the fifth SEC student-athlete, the first since 2013, to do it
• Home run and three RBIs in 12-2 win over #3 Ole Miss (March 16)
• Hit walk-off single in 17-inning win over Evansville (March 8)
• Went 3-for-5 with a double and triple against Texas (Feb. 19)

As a Junior (2022)
• First hit on the season was an RBI single vs. Oklahoma State (Feb. 19)
• Homered vs. Central Arkansas (March 1), his first of the campaign
• 3-for-4 day at the plate at South Carolina (March 25)
• Homered and hit two doubles to drive in three runs at Auburn (April 9)
• Hit a solo homer vs. Florida (April 17)
• Belted a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to start comeback against Indiana State (May 10)
• Started the scoring at Arkansas (May 14) with a two-run shot in the second inning
• Homered vs. LSU (May 20)

As a Sophomore (2021)
• Started 66 of Vanderbilt’s 67 games in 2021
• Tallied 64 hits on the season to rank fourth on the team
• Placed third on the squad in RBI with 43, while recording seven home runs
• Went 3-for-3 in the season-opener against Wright State (Feb. 22) and drove in a run in the 14-1 win
• Drove in four runs in the Feb. 28 win over Georgia State, part of a 3-for-5 performance that included his first home run of the campaign
• Had a 3-for-3 game in the nightcap of the doubleheader at Oklahoma State (March 13), which included a double
• Reached base five times in 13 appearances in the series at LSU (April 1-3), which included two doubles
• Drove in three runs in the 5-2 win over Georgia (April 9)
• Went 3-for-4 with two doubles and five RBI, a season-best, in the midweek win over Florida International (May 18)
• Notched four hits in the three games of the NCAA Regional against Presbyterian and Georgia Tech (June 4-6)

As a Freshman (2020) 
• Season canceled due to coronavirus outbreak
• Appeared in 17 games and made 14 starts
• Second among Commodore freshmen with 15 hits
• Tied for third on the team with 11 RBIs
• Recorded an RBI in five of his first six games
• Posted five multi-hit games
• Added three multi-RBI games
• Recorded four consecutive multi-hit games (Feb. 21-25)
• Reached base in five straight games (Feb. 21-26)

The Noland File
• Selected in the 31st round of the 2019 MLB Draft by the Miami Marlins
• Prepped at Farragut
• 2019 Mr. Baseball (Tennessee) finalist
• 2019 Knox Sports Award Player of the Year
• 2019 Ultimate 9 Team (Tennessee)
• 2018 Mr. Baseball (Tennessee)
• Two-time all-state honoree (2018-19)
• Posted highest single-season average in Farragut history (.520) as a junior
• Posted highest single-season slugging percentage in Farragut history (.959) as a junior
• Posted career .481 average and .532 on-base percentage
• Helped team to 2019 AAA state title
• 2019 Sub State Champions
• Four-time region champion
• Tabbed to Superintendent Honor Roll all four years
• Full name is Parker James Noland
• Son of Gerald and Connie
• Brother to Tyler and Ryan
• Brother, Ryan, played baseball at South Alabama (2012-15)
• Majoring in human and organizational development