Week 1 Report

Vanderbilt goes 1-2 on Opening Weekend

Vanderbilt Baseball Weekly Report – February 21, 2022


Overall Record: 1-2, 0-0 SEC
Streak: Lost 2

Last Week’s Results (1-2)
Friday, February 18 vs. No. 7 Oklahoma State – W, 3-0
Saturday, February 19 vs. No. 7 Oklahoma State – L, 4-3
Sunday, February 20 vs. No. 7 Oklahoma State – L, 7-5

This Week (All times central)
Tuesday, February 22 vs. North Alabama – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 23 vs. Evansville – 4:30 p.m.
Friday, February 25 vs. Army – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 26 vs. Army – 2 p.m.
Sunday, February 27 vs. Army – 1 p.m.

Pitcher of the Week Nominee
Chris McElvain – RHP – 6-0 – 205 – Thompson Station, Tenn.
Weekly totals: 1 G/1 GS, 1-0 W-L, 4.0 IP, 10 K, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB
Earned his first win of the season on Opening Day against seventh-ranked Oklahoma State
Pitched 4.0 shutout innings, limiting the Cowboys to just four hits
Racked up a career-high 10 strikeouts, punching out over half the batters he faced
His 10 punchouts marked the most of a Vanderbilt Opening Day starter in at least 15 years

Commodore Notes
Vanderbilt opened its 2022 campaign with a three-game home series against seventh-ranked Oklahoma State. The Commodores fell in the final two games of the series after a dominating performance from the pitching staff in a 3-0 shutout win in Game 1 on Friday night at Hawkins Field. Junior Chris McElvain got the start on Opening Day and threw four shutout innings while striking out 10, the most punchouts by a Vanderbilt Opening Day starter in at least 15 years. Junior Spencer Jones went 5-for-12 (.419) on the weekend with three doubles. Senior Javier Vaz clubbed his first home run as a Commodore on Sunday as part of a 2-for-3 day. Vaz also scored three of Vanderbilt’s five runs on the day. The Vandy pitching staff totaled 45 strikeouts in the series for an average of 15.0 strikeouts per nine — a mark that ranks fifth in the nation and leads the SEC entering the week. The Commodores return to action with a pair of midweek home games Tuesday and Wednesday against North Alabama and Evansville, respectively. Both games are slated for a 4:30 p.m. first pitch. Vanderbilt then hosts Army for a three-game series beginning Friday at Hawkins Field.