#11 Paxton Stover
Career Game Highs
Innings Pitched: 3.0, 3/31 at Kentucky
Strikeouts: *3, last 3/22 vs. Belmont
Hits Allowed: 4, 3/26 vs. Texas A&M
Walks Allowed: *4, last 5/16 vs. Middle Tennessee
Runs Allowed: *3, last 5/16 vs. Middle Tennessee
Coach Corbin Quote: Pax comes to us with college experience, which should help us out of the bullpen this year. He has a solid foundation of how to pitch and manipulate the ball. His strength and conditioning development will further his growth potential moving forward. In the short time that he has been at Vanderbilt, Pax has had a positive impact on his teammates.
2017 – Gave up one run on a walk in one inning vs. St. John’s at Clemson Regional… Struck out three in two innings of relief against Alabama 5/18 allowing one run… Gave up three runs on two hits and four walks while recording one out against Middle Tennessee 5/16… Worked a perfect inning at Arkansas 5/14… Gave up two runs on four hits and four walks over 2.1 innings of relief against Florida 4/15… Walked one and recorded two outs against Tennessee Tech 4/11, stranding one-of-two inherited runners… Tossed a season-best three innings of relief at Kentucky 3/31 allowing three unearned runs on one hit…Allowed two runs on four hits and recorded just two outs in relief against Texas A&M 3/26… Struck out the side in his lone inning of relief against Belmont 3/22… Worked out of an inherited bases loaded jam with a double play at Ole Miss 3/19 before walking two batters that scored in the next inning… Stranded a pair of inherited runners in scoring position in comeback win over Saint Mary’s 3/10 allowing one run on two hits with three strikeouts across two innings… Struck out the side in lone inning of work against Central Arkansas 3/8… Gave up two runs on two hits with two strikeouts in one inning of relief against CSUN 3/5… Made his Vanderbilt debut with two no-hit innings of relief to earn win over SE Louisiana 3/1, walking two and striking out two.
Dyersburg State CC – Pitched in 16 games, 14 starts, going 9-0 with a 3.08 ERA and 110 strikeouts over 84.2 innings… Opponents hit just .225 against him.
Mississippi State – Pitched in two games as a true freshman for Mississippi State in 2015 going 1-1… Earned SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll honors.
High School – Earned 2014 Perfect Game All-Southeast Region honorable mention and first-team preseason Louisville Slugger All-American… Rated the No. 92 overall left-handed high school pitching pros-pect in the country by Perfect Game (No. 2 in Tennessee)… Recorded a complete-game victory against Aliso Niguel High School (Calif.) in the opening day of the National High School Invita-tional at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C…. Struck out 111 in 84.0 innings his junior season, owning a 0.50 ERA (six earned runs) with a 9-2 record… Struck out 12 in a complete-game shutout to advance to the state tournament, leading his team to the final four of the state tournament in 2013… Member of the dis-trict tournament champions in 2012 and 2013… Did not play baseball until his sophomore year of high school… Played high school ball with Trysten Barlow (Mississippi State) and Grant Hawkins (Arkansas State) and Collin Harris (Tennessee Tech) at Dyersburg State CC.
Academics – Stover is majoring in medicine, health and society.
Personal – Paxton Lovell Stover… Born 12/3/95 in Dyersburg, Tenn….Son of Russ and Vickie Stover… Has three older brothers, Shane, Jon Ryan and Gavin… Nickname is Pax… Mom is a freelance court reporter and dad is a vocational instructor… Favorites include: Clayton Kershaw (player), St. Louis Cardinals (team), The Wolf of Wall Street, Django Unchained (movies), How I Met Your Mother, American Horror Story (TV shows), Leonardo DiCaprio (actor), “my grandmother’s spaghetti” (favorite meal), Florida Georgia Line, Drake (musicians), Doritos (late night snack)… Says Jonah Hill would play him in a movie… Uses passionate as the one word to describe himself… Roommates with Chandler Day and Collin Snider… Chose Vanderbilt because “I couldn’t pass up the honorable opportunity to play the game I love while getting one of the best educations in the country.”