NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt will host Michigan in fall exhibition action on Nov. 10 at Hawkins Field in a rematch of the College World Series finals. First pitch is set for 10 a.m. and admission is free.
The matchup comes less than five months after the Commodores outlasted the Wolverines to capture the program’s second national championship in six seasons. The squads will meet during opening weekend of the regular season, as well, as part of the MLB4 Tournament in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The fall contest will offer a return to Hawkins Field for Michigan head coach Erik Bakich who served as Vanderbilt’s assistant coach and recruiting coordinator from 2003-09. Bakich helped the Wolverines to the program’s first 50-win campaign since 1987 a season ago.
The exhibition will be the second of the fall for the Commodores who will face Oklahoma State on Oct. 26 from the Kansas City Urban Youth Academy.
Vanderbilt is coming off a College World Series championship, while storming to an SEC-record 59 wins including the SEC Tournament and regular season titles. The Commodores are led by head coach Tim Corbin, who will begin his 18th season at Vandy in 2020.
Vanderbilt opens fall training Oct. 8. Full-squad training sessions open to the public will take place Oct. 8-11. The squad will host its annual Black and Gold Series from Nov. 12-16.
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