NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Each week This Week on West End takes a closer look at what’s in store for the Commodores in the coming days.
The Vanderbilt baseball team will host its annual Black and Gold World Series starting Friday evening. Vandy men’s tennis hosts the Commodore Invitational, Vanderbilt soccer has a date with Florida, the men’s and women’s cross country teams will be back in action in Alabama, the women’s tennis team is scheduled to play in Knoxville and the women’s swimming team will compete in Kentucky.
The Vanderbilt baseball team will conduct its annual Black and Gold World Series starting Friday.
Vandy will divide itself into two sides and play a nine-inning game at 6 p.m. Friday and at least seven innings at 1 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.
Head coach Tim Corbin (753-359-1) has brought in 17 newcomers — 16 freshmen and one transfer – this fall. The Commodores won the 2019 national championship and went 13-5 before the cancelation of the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Spectators will not be permitted to this year’s event. Each game will include live audio on VUCommodores.com and updates will be continuously posted on Twitter @VandyBoys.
Vanderbilt soccer has dropped three straight – all by a single goal and two of the three setbacks have come in overtime. The Commodores (1-3, 1-3 SEC) will try to get back in the win column at 5 p.m. Sunday when they travel to Florida (1-1-1, 1-1-1 SEC).
Against South Carolina on Sunday, Alex Wagner scored the equalizer for Vandy in the 75th minute to help a Commodore comeback and force overtime. But the visiting Gamecocks scored on a penalty kick in the second overtime to prevail 2-1.
Florida is coming off a 2-1 loss to Texas A&M on Sunday.
The Vanderbilt men’s tennis team will host the Commodore Invitational this weekend.
Play is scheduled to begin Friday at the Currey Tennis Center. Auburn, Kentucky and Arkansas will join Vandy for the three-day event which is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The Commodores made their 2020 debut earlier this month at the Auburn Invitational.
Both Vanderbilt cross country teams, which includes nine women and 10 men, will head down I-65 to Birmingham to take part in the UAB Classic scheduled to begin with the women’s 6k race at 7:45 a.m. Friday. The men’s 8k race is set for 8:15 a.m.
At Veterans Park in Hoover, Alabama, the Vanderbilt men and women will each look to build off third-place finishes at the Gans Creek Classic held in Columbia, Missouri, on Oct. 3.
Weather on Friday morning is forecasted in the low 50s as the Commodores will be joined by Florida State, Arkansas, Georgia Tech, Middle Tennessee, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Kentucky, Florida and Mississippi State.
Live results can be found here.
The Commodores make the cross-state trek to Knoxville this weekend to participate in the UT Fall Invite at the Goodfriend Tennis Center.
Vandy notched 12 victories this past weekend during the Music City Scramble at the Currey Tennis Center. Georgia and South Carolina will join Vanderbilt and host Tennessee at this weekend’s event.
Vanderbilt’s swimming team makes its 2020 debut when it faces Kentucky at 3 p.m. Friday at the Lancaster Aquatic Center in Lexington, Kentucky.
Per SEC guidelines, the event will be a dual-meet format.
The Vanderbilt women’s golf team will be back on the course Oct. 19 when it plays its second tournament of the fall. The Ally at Old Waverly is a three-day event in West Point, Mississippi, where the Commodores will compete.
Vandy started the year with a ninth-place finish at the all-SEC Blessings Collegiate Invitational.