Harrison Ray - Baseball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#2 Harrison Ray Season 2018-19


Class Junior
Height 5'11"
Weight 190 LBS
Hometown Longwood, Fla.
High School Lake Brantley

Student-Athlete Features
VUCommodores.com – Ray, Duvall Lead Dores Into 2020 (Oct. 2019)
VUCommodores.com – Vanderbilt’s Harrison Ray Offers Perspective, Insight and Thanks (March 2020)
VUCommodores.com – Looking Back: The Catch (May 2020)

Head coach Tim Corbin on Ray: “Harry is the consummate team guy … very connected to his teammates. Versatile, adaptable, relational, contentious and tough. Guys like this … you really miss when they are gone. He has served an important role for the last three years and will again in 2020. He held down the second base position all of last year, but can play many positions on the field. He does everything on the field well. He has a very positive disposition and is a lot of fun to coach. He also became our Omaha Challenge Champion this past year.”

As a Senior (2020)
• Season canceled due to coronavirus outbreak
• Signed as a free agent with Toronto
• Preseason All-SEC second team
• Reached base safely in 17 of 18 games
• Tied for second in SEC for stolen bases (9)
• Tied for team lead with four multi-RBI games
• One of two Commodores to start all 18 games
• Game-tying three-run homer vs. Cal Poly (Feb. 16)
• One error in 48 chances for .979 fielding pct.

As a Junior (2019)
• Team leader with 21 stolen bases in 24 attempts
• Set SEC Tournament championship game record with three doubles vs. Ole Miss
• 17 multi-hit games
• Seven multi-RBI games
• Second on the team with nine doubles in SEC games
• 11-game on-base streak to close the season (12 walks in that span)
• Three hits, two runs, two RBIs in College World Series finals
• Eight runs in NCAA Tournament
• Five RBIs in NCAA Tournament
• At least one run in 20 of last 31 games
• 27 RBIs in last 37 games
• .359 (14-for-39) during 10-game hit streak (March 2-16)
• At least one double in five-straight games (May 12-18)
• 11 doubles in a 12-day span (May 7-26)

As a Sophomore (2018)
• 22 starts at four different positions in 42 appearances
• 13 starts at third base
• .375 (6-for-16) during NCAA Tournament
• Six runs in four appearances during NCAA Tournament
• Tied team-high with four runs and five hits during NCAA Super Regional
• .385 at NCAA Super Regional
• Three triples against Mississippi State in NCAA Super Regional
• Game-tying run in eighth inning vs. Mississippi State in NCAA Super Regional
• Home run and two runs scored in NCAA Regional against Clemson (June 3)
• .333 (4-for-12) in three starts during South Carolina series
• Six RBIs and three runs during South Carolina series
• Go-ahead run in seventh inning vs. South Carolina (April 29)

As a Freshman (2017)
• 17 starts in 32 games played
• 16 runs scored
• 12 RBIs
• First career triple in win over Texas A&M (March 25)
• First career start in right field in win vs. Central Arkansas (March 8)
• First career home run against Southeastern Louisiana (Feb. 28)
• Collegiate debut at San Diego as pinch runner (Feb. 16)

The Ray File
• Prepped at Lake Brantley (Fla.)
• Rawlings-Perfect Game All-America honorable mention
• 2016 all-region first team
• 2015 Perfect Game Underclass first team
• Recipient of the Monroe J. Carell Jr. Scholarship
• Son of Tracy and Lewis Ray
• One brother, Matthew
• Sociology major