NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt Athletics and the National Commodore Club have a special connection to the Nolensville Little League baseball team, a squad headed to the Little League World Series for the second season in a row.
Nolensville, led by head coach Randy Huth, includes assistant coach Mark Carter who is Vanderbilt’s senior associate athletic director and executive director of the National Commodore Club. Carter’s son Nash is a middle infielder and pitcher on the team.
Carter said he knows the entire Vanderbilt community is behind the team.
“It makes me so appreciative. Certainly the Vanderbilt family is just that, it’s family,” Carter said. “Just to have so much support, it has been really cool. You feel it when you get a million messages congratulating the boys. It has been awesome.”
Nolensville advanced to the Little League World Series by winning the Southeast Regional Tournament in Warner Robins, Georgia, by going 3-0 and defeating Virginia in the title game. Nolensville will face Hawaii in the U.S. Championship at 2 p.m. CT Saturday in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. That matchup will be televised by ESPN.
In 2021, the Nolensville team which included Vanderbilt pitching coach Scott Brown (serving as an assistant coach) and his son Nolan, went 0-2 at the Little League World Series.