Jack Bulger - Baseball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#16 Jack Bulger Season 2023-24


Class Senior
Height 6'0"
Weight 222
Hometown Bowie, Maryland
High School DeMatha Catholic

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Head coach Tim Corbin on Bulger: Jack is the best example of a student-athlete. Every day, every week, you know what you are going to get from him. He is a very steady human being. His level of commitment to academics, this team and himself, is at the highest level. He deserves success because of his respect for preparation and discipline. He is a very versatile “baseball player”. Although he prioritizes the catching position, Jack can help us in other areas on the field. His offensive potential is high. He had a very good fall and will be a big piece offensively and defensively.

Student-Athlete Features
VUCommodores.com – Class of 2024: Jack Bulger
VUCommodores.com — Bulger Brings His Best

As a Senior (2024)
• Hit two-run homer at Georgia (May 4)
• 2-for-2 with a walk and RBI and scored winning run vs. Tennessee Tech (April 30)
• Singled in pinch-hit appearance at LSU (April 4)
• Batting leadoff, hit home run on first pitch of 2024 season vs. FAU (Feb. 16)

As a Junior (2023)
• Threw out seven baserunners on 31 attempts
• Totaled five homers with 32 RBIs on the campaign
• Went 2-for-3 with a home run and scored twice in win vs. South Carolina (April 15)
• Go-ahead two-run homer in win over #3 Ole Miss (March 18)

As a Sophomore (2022)
• Two hits and scored twice at Arkansas (May 15)
• Homered at Arkansas (May 13)
• Double and two RBI at Georgia (May 6)
• Three hits at Kentucky (April 24)
• Three hits with a pair of RBI vs. Florida (April 15)
• Homered and doubled with two RBI vs. Western Kentucky (April 12)
• 5-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI at Auburn (April 9)
• Three hits at South Carolina (March 26)
• Two-run home run vs. Belmont (March 22)
• 2-for-4 with an RBI vs. Oklahoma State (Feb. 18)

As a Freshman (2021)
• Selected to the Freshman All-SEC Team
• Named SEC Co-Freshman of the Week on April 19, 2021
• Notched his first multi-hit outing of the season in the series opener with Georgia State (Feb. 26), finishing 2-for-4 with one run scored
• Added two hits in the series finale with the Panthers (Feb. 28) with a pair of runs scored
• Belted his first home run of the season with a two-run shot in the series finale against Illinois-Chicago (March 7)
• Finished with season-highs in hits and RBI in the second matchup of the weekend at Missouri (March 26), going 3-for-3 with three RBI and two runs scored
• Registered multi-hit outings in four consecutive contests, spanning from April 3-9
• Recorded home runs in back-to-back contests at LSU (April 2-3) to help Vanderbilt secure its first three-game sweep in Baton Rouge
• Closed out the series at Tennessee (April 17-18) with back-to-back three hit outings, including a pair of RBI in the series finale
• Scored two runs in the midweek matchup against Austin Peay (April 20), finishing 1-for-3 in the contest
• Drove in a run in the series-opening win over Kentucky (May 20), while going 3-for-4 from the plate

The Bulger File
• Attended DeMatha Catholic (Bowie, Md.)
• Nation’s fourth-ranked catcher by Perfect Game
• Maryland’s top-ranked catcher and player in the state
• 2020 Perfect Game Preseason All-American
• Two-time Gatorade State Player of the Year in Maryland
• 2019 Perfect Game All-American Classic participant
• 2019 Perfect Game Preseason Underclassmen All-America
• Perfect Game Top 500 National Rank (No. 35)
• Member of 18U USA National Team
• .545 average, five home runs and 25 stolen bases as a junior
• Four-year member of DeMatha’s Principal’s List
• Son of Chuck and Beth
• Enjoys fishing
• Full name is Jack Bulger
• Majoring in economics