#44 Mason Hickman

RHP

Height 6'6"
Weight 230 LBS
Position RHP
Class Sophomore
Hometown Hendersonville, Tenn.
High School Pope John Paul II

Coach Corbin Quote: “Mason came into his own very quickly last year and held on to the Sunday starting role. His maturity on the mound and his ability to command numerous pitches allowed him to have success inside of our conference. He was named a freshman all-American and had impressive outings against LSU and Georgia. He will continue to develop his pitches and build upon the early successes. Mason will once again play a large role on our pitching staff.”

As a Sophomore (2019)

  • Struck out nine-plus batters in five of his final six starts
  • Notched CWS-clinching victory, fanning 10 Michigan batters while allowing one run in six innings
  • Finished 13th nationally in strikeouts (129) and 20th in WHIP (0.95)
  • His 2.05 ERA ranked fourth in the SEC and 24th nationally
  • Tossed five-plus innings in six of his last seven starts
  • Permitted four-or-fewer hits in his final six starts and in nine of his final 10 starts
  • Allowed two-or-fewer runs in 12 of his last 13 starts
  • Produced a team-high scoreless inning streak of 25 from Feb. 24-April 2
  • Tossed a combined 12 scoreless innings (4 hits) with 20 strikeouts at First Tennessee Park
  • In four NCAA Tournament starts, went 2-0 with a 1.57 ERA across 23.0 innings
  • Held opponents to a .179 average (24-for-134) with runners aboard
  • Helped send Vandy to the CWS finals behind six scoreless innings June 21 vs. Louisville

As a Sophomore (2018)

  • Frequent Sunday starter
  • Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American
  • Led the Commodores with eight victories
  • Tied for third nationally among freshmen
  • One of three SEC freshmen to post a shutout, doing so with a seven-inning complete game victory against LSU (March 25)
  • Five or more strikeouts in seven of his 16 appearances
  • First collegiate victory against No. 25 Duke, allowing just three hits against No. 25 Duke while fanning seven across five scoreless innings (Feb. 18)
  • SEC Pitcher of the Week after retiring 16 of the final 18 batters he faced as part of a 1-0 win against LSU
  • Held Missouri to four hits and two runs (none earned) without permitting a walk, moving to 7-1 on the season (April 21)
  • Helped the Dores capture the NCAA Clemson Regional, tossing five frames while allowing five runs and striking out as many as part of a 19-6 win against the host Tigers (June 3)

The Hickman File

  • Prepped at Pope John Paul II High School in Hendersonville, Tenn.
  • Also lettered two years in basketball
  • 2015, 2016 & 2017 All-State and All-Region selection
  • 2017 Tennessee Mr. Baseball Finalist
  • Member of Martha’s Vineyard Sharks summer team
  • National Honor Society
  • Human & Organizational Development major
  • Native of Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Son of Tyler and Lorie Hickman