NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Southeastern Conference portion of Vanderbilt’s 2023 baseball schedule is set, the league announced Tuesday. Each school will play 10 three-game weekend series.
The 30-game conference slate gets underway March 17–19 when the Commodores welcome Ole Miss to Hawkins Field, marking third consecutive season that Vanderbilt will open conference play at home. The Rebels will be making their first trip to Hawkins Field since 2018, when Vandy won the final two games of the three-game set to claim the series victory.
The series with the Ole Miss will be the first of back-to-back weekends against SEC West opponents, as Vanderbilt will travel to Mississippi State (March 24-26) one weekend later. The Commodores will be making their first trip to Starkville since 2018.
Vanderbilt will also welcome Georgia (March 31-April 2), South Carolina (April 14-16), Kentucky (April 28-30) and Arkansas (May 18-20) to Nashville as part of its conference home slate.
In addition to their travel to Mississippi State, the Commodores will visit Missouri (April 6-8), Tennesse (April 21-23), Alabama (May 5-7) and Florida (May 12-14).
The updated schedule replaces the previously announced schedule that was recalled due to an error in the scheduling process that resulted in two games appearing on the 2023 Conference slate that were not scheduled to take place until 2024.
The SEC slate is subject to change for television scheduling. The Commodores will release their nonconference schedule at a later date.
Vanderbilt plans to open fall training on Oct. 18. The Commodores’ fall schedule features a pair of exhibitions, including a home matchup against Samford (Oct. 22), and a neutral-site contest against Arizona State in Las Vegas. The team will conclude the fall with the annual Black and Gold Game tentatively scheduled for Nov. 13.
The Commodores welcome 13 newcomers this season, while returning consensus All-American Enrique Bradfield Jr. and a pair of Freshman All-America pitchers in Carter Holton and Devin Futrell.