Christian Little - Baseball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#42 Christian Little Season 2021-22


Class Sophomore
Height 6'4"
Weight 210
Hometown St. Louis, Mo.
High School Christian Brothers College

Head coach Tim Corbin on Little: “I have enjoyed watching Christian grow as a person and student-athlete. He transitioned into a competitive program at the mid-year mark as a 17 year old freshman and adapted on the fly. What is noticeably different is Christian’s comfort level and his routine. He is one of the more skilled pitchers that we have in our program. He pitched in some very hot temperature situations last year. Those experiences will go a long way in his development and growth moving forward.”

Student-Athlete Features
The Undefeated — For Vanderbilt’s two freshman phenoms, success is a family affair

As a Sophomore (2022)
• Pitched final two innings of combined no-hitter at Kentucky (April 22)
• Made season debut with a scoreless inning vs. Oklahoma State (Feb. 20)
• Pitched 2.0 scoreless frames at Hawaii (March 6)
• Struck out four over 2.0 scoreless innings vs. Missouri (March 19)
• Picked up first win on the season with 4.0 innings of work at Georgia (May 6)

As a Freshman (2021)
• Made 14 appearances on the season, including 11 starts as a freshman
• Owned a 3-2 record across 42.2 innings of work, while striking out 49 batters
• Picked up first win in season debut against Western Kentucky (Feb. 24) – struck out one, allowed three hits and allowed a run in 3.0 innings of work
• First shutout appearance came against Belmont (March 16) – fanned seven, walked two and allowed only one hit in 4.0 innings
• Made his first conference start in the SEC Tournament against Ole Miss (May 26) where he punched out seven, allowed three hits, walked one and surrendered a run across 5.1 innings

The Little File
• Early enrollee who attended Christian Brothers College (St. Louis, Mo.)
• Nation’s fifth-best right-handed pitcher by Perfect Game
• Missouri’s top-ranked overall prospect and right-hander
• 2020 Perfect Game All-American Classic participant
• 2020 Perfect Game Preseason Underclassmen All-America
• Perfect Game Top 15 National Rank (No. 15)
• 2020 Gatorade State Player of the Year in Missouri
• Led CBC to a 6A District Championship in 2019
• Father, Chris Little, was a member of the Houston Astros organization
• One sister, Caitlyn
• Full name is Christian Xavier Little
• Enjoys playing video games
• Major is undeclared