Week 4 Report

Commodores sweep Wagner

Vanderbilt Baseball Weekly Report – March 14, 2022


Overall Record: 13-2, 0-0 SEC
Streak: Won 12

Last Week’s Results (3-0)
Friday, March 11 vs. Wagner – W, 12-7
Friday, March 11 vs. Wagner – W, 13-0
Sunday, March 13 vs. Wagner – W, 15-5

This Week (All times central)
Tuesday, March 15 vs. Michigan – 6 p.m. (SEC Network)
Friday, March 18 vs. Missouri – 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 19 vs. Missouri – 2 p.m.
Sunday, March 20 vs. Missouri – 1 p.m.

Player of the Week Nominee
Dominic Keegan – UTL – 6-0 – 210 – Methuen, Mass.
Weekly totals: 3 G/3 GS .545 (6-for-11), 2 2B, 2 HR, 8 RBI, BB, 4 R

– Registered a team-high six hits for Vanderbilt in the weekend series against Wagner
– Four of his six hits went for extra bases – two doubles and two home runs – slugging 1.273 on the weekend
– Contributed multi-hit efforts in each of the three games against the Seahawks
– Scored a run in each game on the week, totaling four in the series to tie for second on the team
– Finished the weekend with a team-high 14 total bases

Pitcher/Freshman of the Week Nominee
Carter Holton – LHP – 5-11 – 195 – Savannah, Ga.
Weekly totals: GS, W, 6.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 13 K

– Notched his third quality start of the season with a dominant performance against Wagner
– Worked 6.0 shutout innings of one-hit baseball to pick up his third win on the season
– Tallied a season-high 13 strikeouts in the effort
– Recorded multiple strikeouts in each of his six innings, while striking out the side in the third inning
– Was perfect through his first 4.1 innings before issuing a walk in the top of the fifth
– Held the Seahawks hitless through his first 5.2 frames before giving up his only hit of the day
– Helped the Vanderbilt pitching staff earn its fourth shutout of the year

Commodore Notes
Vanderbilt stretched its win streak to 12 games with a three-game sweep of Wagner. The Commodores outscored the Seahawks 40-12 in the series, scoring double-digit runs in all three games and a season-high 15 runs in the finale on Sunday. The Seahawks took a 7-4 lead in the fifth inning in Game 1 of Friday’s doubleheader. The Vanderbilt offense rallied for eight unanswered runs across the sixth, seventh and eighth innings to take control. Patrick Reilly (2-0) collected the win, working 4.1 innings in relief. Vanderbilt began Game 2 with a six-run first inning. Carter Holton turned in another spectacular outing for the Commodores in Game 2. The freshman southpaw worked 6.0 scoreless innings, allowing one hit while striking out a career-high 13 batters. Holton was perfect through his first 4.1 innings of work before issuing a walk in the top of the fifth. The Savannah, Georgia, native held the Seahawks hitless through 5.2 frames. Vanderbilt’s offense continued to roll on Sunday. Dominic Keegan and Gavin Casas drove in four runs each and nine different Commodores scored a run. The Dores totaled eight doubles, most since the team recorded eight at Clemson on June 3, 2017. Hunter Owen (2-0) earned the win in relief with 4.0 innings of work. Vanderbilt has homered in eight consecutive games, totaling 15 long balls over that span.