Bryce Cunningham - Baseball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#97 Bryce Cunningham


Class Junior
Height 6'5"
Weight 230
Hometown Headland, Alabama
High School Headland

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Head coach Tim Corbin on Cunningham: “Bryce has improved in every area since arriving in the spring of ’21. I’m just really proud of his growth and maturity. As his academic outcomes have improved (Dean’s List), so has his abilities on the ball field. His strength and fitness levels have grown over the last year and you can see the dividends in his movements down the mound. He helped lead Bourne’s pitching staff, in the Cape Cod League to its second straight championship. Bryce had a very good fall and once again will be a big part of our pitching staff. He is a very personable young man who is loved by his teammates.”

As a Junior (2024)
• Named SEC Pitcher of the Week (April 1)
• Threw six shutout innings in win over Florida in first round of SEC Tournament (May 21)
• Recorded 10 strikeouts over 6.2 innings vs. #1 Tennessee (May 10), holding the Vols to three runs on five hits
• Allowed two hits in complete-game shutout vs. Mississippi State (April 26)
• Quality start vs. Florida (April 18) with 6.0 innings of work, totaling seven strikeouts
• Threw seven shutout innings vs. Missouri (March 29), striking out 12 and allowing just one hit
• Earned win over Auburn (March 16), allowing one earned over five innings
• Tossed eight innings with 11 strikeouts, one earned run allowed and no walks in win vs. Illinois State (March 9)
• Named to Astros Foundation Classic All-Tournament Team (March 4)
• Struck out eight batters over 5.2 innings vs. Houston (March 2) to collect his first win on the season

As a Sophomore (2023)
• Tallied 18 appearances with four starts
• Recorded a pair of wins to go with a pair of saves
• Tossed final 3.1 innings in combined shutout vs. #17 UCLA (Feb. 24)

As a Freshman (2022)
• Made first collegiate appearance vs. Evansville (Feb. 23), throwing 2.0 scoreless frames
• Struck out four over two scoreless innings in SEC debut vs. Missouri (March 18)
• Made first career start at South Carolina (March 26), allowing two earned over 3.1 innings
• Earned first collegiate win with 3.2 hitless innings at Auburn (April 9)
• Allowed two earned over 6.0 innings vs. Florida (April 17)

The Cunningham File
• Attended Headland High School (Headland, Alabama)
• The ninth-best overall prospect in the state of Alabama according to Perfect Game
• Rated the fourth-best right-handed pitcher in Alabama
• 2020 Perfect Game Preseason Underclassmen All-America
• Perfect Game Top 500 National Rank
• Struck out 77 batters as a senior across 46 innings of work, while sporting a 0.76 ERA
• Registered 24 strikeouts over 11 innings during his junior season, which was shortened due to the COVID-19 pandemic
• Named to the 2021 Alabama All-State First Team
• Helped Headland finish as the Class 5A runner-up in both 2019 and 2021, while capturing the Class 4a Area championship as a sophomore in 2019
• Two-sport athlete who also lettered in basketball for two seasons
• Three-time member of the honor roll at Headland
• Received the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in 2019 and 2021
• Served as the Vice President of the Health Occupation Students of America
• Son of Darlene and Clint
• Has one brother, Seth
• Enjoys golf, basketball, slalom skiing and fishing
• Full name is Bryce Allen Cunningham
• Major is undeclared