Tate Kolwyck - Baseball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#6 Tate Kolwyck Season 2021-22


Class Senior
Height 5'11"
Weight 195
Hometown Memphis, Tenn.
High School Arlington

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Head coach Tim Corbin on Kolwyck:Tate is one of the most positive kids we have had in our program. His attitude toward academics, athletics and life are consistent and constructive. He is a very influential teammate and his mission as an individual is to serve the team. Tate is best described as a, “baseball player.” He has done many things on the field defensively and started to emerge into a very sound defensive second baseman last season. He has also grown into a steady offensive player who can drive the baseball to all fields. We missed Tate in our postseason run (in 2021) because of an injury. His on and off-field presence will continue to help this program. He is a winning young man in every way.”

As a Senior (2022)
• Homered, doubled and drove in three at Arkansas (May 14)
• Went 3-for-4 with a double and RBI vs. Texas A&M (April 29)
• Went 3-for-4 with an RBI at Kentucky (April 24)
• Homered in Games 2 and 3 against Missouri while on an 11-game hit streak.
• Drove in tying run vs. Michigan (March 15) with a two-out, two-run double in the ninth and scored winning run on a wild pitch
• Doubled in three consecutive games vs. Wagner, Michigan and Missouri.
• Three-RBI, three-hit performance including a homer and double in Game 1 vs. Wagner (March 11)
• Three RBI at Hawaii (March 4)
• Started season with pair of hits, including a home run, against Oklahoma State (Feb. 18)

As a Junior (2021)
• Doubled twice and drove in three runs in his season debut in the opening twinbill against Wright State (Feb. 22)
• Recorded a triple and drove in a run in the win over Western Kentucky (Feb. 24)
• Clubbed a grand-slam in the fourth frame of the second tilt with Oklahoma State (March 13)
• Matched his season-high four runs in the second game against South Carolina (March 20) in addition to his 2-for-4 day
• Swiped a base in the 11-7 road win over Florida (April 30)
• Registered five hits against Ole Miss (May 14-16) in 13 opportunities

As a Sophomore (2020)
• Season canceled due to coronavirus outbreak
• SEC’s 34th-best 2021 MLB Draft prospect by D1Baseball
• 11 appearances and six starts
• First career home run on first pitch vs. Southern California (March 7)
• Two hits and two RBIs vs. Central Arkansas (March 3)
• One walk and one RBI on vs. Connecticut (Feb. 15)
• One hit on opening day vs. Michigan (Feb. 14)

As a Freshman (2019)
• Four games played at second base
• .667 (2-for-3) on the season and 2-for-2 vs. Tennessee Tech (April 30)
• Two doubles, one RBI and one run scored
• One walk in collegiate debut vs. Davidson (March 5)

The Kolwyck File
• Product of Arlington High School (Tenn.)
• Tennessee’s second-ranked shortstop by Perfect Game
• 10th-ranked overall player in class of 2018 by Perfect Game
• 2018 Rawlings-Perfect Game All-America honorable mention
• School-record 10,213 yards passing as a prep quarterback
• Threw for 119 touchdowns, rushed for 859 yards and 13 touchdowns
• All-state first team in both baseball and football
• Two-year captain for both baseball and football teams
• Led Arlington to state runner-up finish
• Son of Johnny and Julie
• One sister, Lily
• Human and organizational development major