SEC Baseball Series Preview: Vanderbilt at Texas A&M

Preview of the Vanderbilt-Texas A&M SEC baseball series including key players, stats, schedules/results, rosters and a prediction of the series winner

Vanderbilt-Texas A&M Baseball Series Preview

The Vanderbilt Commodores travel to the Texas A&M Aggies for a 3-game, Friday-Sunday SEC baseball series. 14Powers.com SEC Baseball previews this series and predicts the series winner.

By 14Powers SEC Baseball Staff

Series Schedule April 12-14

Jonathan Vastine Vanderbilt
Jonathan Vastine Vanderbilt
Blue Bell Park 6,100
Blue Bell Park 6,100
Jace LaViolette of Texas A&M
Jace LaViolette of Texas A&M
  Day Start Time (ET) TV Tickets
Game 1 Friday 7:00 PM ET SECN+ Tickets
Game 2 Saturday 8:30 PM ET SECN+ Tickets
Game 3 Sunday 2:00 PM ET SECN+ Tickets

Team Statistical Comparisons

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
Base on Balls Texas A&M
Vanderbilt
2
180
2
14
226
133
Batting Average Texas A&M
Vanderbilt
43
46
4
5
0.303
0.301
Double Plays Vanderbilt
Texas A&M
93
255
3
13
21
13
Double Plays Per Game Vanderbilt
Texas A&M
133
270
4
14
0.66
0.41
Doubles Vanderbilt
Texas A&M
23
33
2
3
74
69
Doubles Per Game Vanderbilt
Texas A&M
29
48
2
3
2.31
2.16
Earned Run Average Texas A&M
Vanderbilt
2
10
2
4
3.27
3.77
Fielding % Texas A&M
Vanderbilt
3
40
1
7
0.983
0.977
Hit Batters Texas A&M
Vanderbilt
227
260
8
11
32
27
Hit by Pitch Vanderbilt
Texas A&M
97
198
8
13
46
34
Hits Texas A&M
Vanderbilt
29
37
4
5
331
323
Hits Allowed Per 9 Innings Vanderbilt
Texas A&M
10
12
3
4
7.23
7.40
Home Runs Texas A&M
Vanderbilt
10
114
4
12
61
34
Home Runs Per Game Texas A&M
Vanderbilt
11
141
4
13
1.91
1.06
On Base % Texas A&M
Vanderbilt
11
86
3
12
0.434
0.397
Runs Texas A&M
Vanderbilt
18
63
3
9
281
241
Sacrifice Bunts Vanderbilt
Texas A&M
74
287
4
13
15
2
Sacrifice Flies Vanderbilt
Texas A&M
205
227
11
13
10
9
Scoring Texas A&M
Vanderbilt
27
79
3
8
8.8
7.5
Shutouts Texas A&M
Vanderbilt
1
44
1
7
6
2
Slugging % Texas A&M
Vanderbilt
11
72
3
9
0.550
0.480
Stolen Bases Vanderbilt
Texas A&M
23
111
2
5
64
39
Stolen Bases Per Game Vanderbilt
Texas A&M
27
129
2
5
2.00
1.22
Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio Texas A&M
Vanderbilt
2
11
2
4
3.65
2.94
Strikeouts Per 9 Innings Texas A&M
Vanderbilt
5
15
3
5
11.9
10.7
Triple Plays
Triples Texas A&M
Vanderbilt
47
63
1
4
9
8
Triples Per Game Texas A&M
Vanderbilt
65
88
2
4
0.28
0.25
WHIP Texas A&M
Vanderbilt
7
8
3
4
1.19
1.21
WL Pct Texas A&M
Vanderbilt
3
14
2
5
0.875
0.781
Walks Allowed Per 9 Innings Texas A&M
Vanderbilt
11
31
2
5
3.27
3.65

Statistical Leaders

Vanderbilt Batting Leaders

Player BA OBP AB R H 3B HR SB
RJ Austin 0.336 0.422 125 30 42 0 3 17
Alan Espinal 0.322 0.428 115 28 37 0 4 3
Calvin Hewett 0.316 0.441 76 20 24 1 0 17
Jayden Davis 0.312 0.376 125 26 39 1 2 2
Jonathan Vastine 0.308 0.397 104 27 32 2 5 6
Camden Kozeal 0.302 0.385 96 17 29 0 2 1
Troy LaNeve 0.300 0.448 90 19 27 2 3 0
Davis Diaz 0.265 0.378 113 25 30 0 2 2

Vanderbilt Pitching Leaders

Player W L ERA APP GS SV IP H ER BB K HBP BA
Bryce Cunningham 4 1 3.64 8 8 0 42.0 29 17 17 63 1 0.187
Carter Holton 5 0 3.27 8 7 0 44.0 32 16 13 67 1 0.198

Texas A&M Batting Leaders

Player BA OBP AB R H 3B HR SB
Braden Montgomery 0.388 0.519 121 40 47 1 17 4
Jackson Appel 0.341 0.470 91 22 31 1 3 8
Gavin Grahovac 0.319 0.410 135 41 43 0 11 0
Hayden Schott 0.318 0.384 129 21 41 1 4 1
Ted Burton 0.313 0.500 99 23 31 1 3 9
Ali Camarillo 0.299 0.399 117 23 35 0 2 6
Jace Laviolette 0.297 0.468 118 47 35 2 14 3
Kaeden Kent 0.267 0.405 60 11 16 0 0 0

Texas A&M Pitching Leaders

Player W L ERA APP GS SV IP H ER BB K HBP BA
Evan Aschenbeck 4 0 1.12 13 0 4 32.0 21 4 4 44 0 0.184
Ryan Prager 6 0 2.30 8 8 0 43.0 29 11 5 63 3 0.186
Justin Lamkin 2 1 3.41 8 8 0 37.0 32 14 11 50 5 0.229

Massey College Baseball Ranking Composite

Vanderbilt 10
Texas A&M 4

Vanderbilt Roster

# Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
1 Matthew Polk UTL 5′-11″ 192 Jr. Long Beach CA
2 RJ Hamilton UTL 5′-10″ 177 Fr. Hoover AL
3 Jayden Davis IF 5′-10″ 205 So. Cookeville TN
5 Logan Poteet C 6′-2″ 219 So. Powell TN
6 Matt Wolfe IF 6′-1″ 198 So. Westerville OH
8 Chris Maldonado IF 6′-1″ 194 So. Short Hills NJ
9 Ray Velazquez IF 6′-1″ 212 So. Lowell MA
10 Jacob Humphrey UTL 5′-10″ 179 Jr. Standish ME
11 Davis Diaz IF 5′-11″ 188 Jr. Pittsburg CA
13 Jonathan Vastine IF 5′-11″ 166 Jr. Bartow FL
16 Jack Bulger C 6′-0″ 222 Sr. Bowie MD
17 Ryan Ginther LHP 5′-11″ 207 Jr. Hendersonville TN
18 JD Rogers OF 5′-10″ 208 Jr. Carmel IN
19 Troy LaNeve OF 6′-0″ 205 Gr. Pittsburgh PA
20 Carter Holton LHP 5′-11″ 191 Jr. Guyton GA
21 Calvin Hewett OF 6′-3″ 218 Sr. Greenland NH
22 JD Thompson LHP 6′-0″ 203 So. Rusk TX
23 Devan Kodali OF 6′-2″ 196 So. New York NY
25 Matt Ossenfort IF 6′-3″ 218 Fr. Sioux Falls SD
26 Braden Holcomb IF 6′-4″ 257 Fr. Ocoee FL
27 Kaito Muto UTL 5′-7″ 170 Fr. Bowling Green KY
28 Camden Kozeal IF 5′-10″ 207 Fr. Omaha NE
30 Ethan Robinson RHP 6′-5″ 208 Fr. Murfreesboro TN
31 Duke Ekstrom RHP 6′-2″ 195 Fr. San Diego CA
32 Cooper Holbrook OF 6′-3″ 211 So. Mount Pleasant SC
33 Luke Guth RHP 6′-1″ 185 Fr. Franklin PA
34 Brennan Seiber RHP 6′-5″ 228 Fr. Newport Beach CA
35 Nik Copenhaver RHP 6′-4″ 210 Fr. Hamilton OH
36 Levi Huesman LHP 6′-0″ 192 So. Hanover VA
37 Jakob Schulz LHP 6′-2″ 216 Fr. Houston TX
38 David Horn Jr. RHP 6′-4″ 224 So. Mission Viejo CA
40 Sam Hliboki RHP 6′-3′-‘- 207 Gr. Los Angeles CA
42 RJ Austin UTL 5′-11″ 193 So. Atlanta GA
44 Colin Barczi C 6′-3″ 217 Fr. Naperville IL
45 Alan Espinal C 6′-0″ 214 Sr. Viera FL
55 Colton Regen RHP 6′-4″ 188 Jr. Lebanon TN
66 Deegan Cordova RHP 6′-2″ 196 Fr. Lake Havasu City AZ
77 Alex Kranzler RHP 6′-3″ 224 Fr. Norwood NJ
80 Andrew Dutkanych IV RHP 6′-3″ 230 So. Indianapolis IN
88 Sawyer Hawks RHP 6′-4″ 223 Jr. Lakeland FL
89 Ethan McElvain LHP 6′-4″ 241 Fr. Thompson’s Station TN
90 Miller Green LHP 6′-5″ 232 Fr. Nashville TN
95 Devin Futrell LHP 6′-5″ 218 Jr. Pembroke Pines FL
96 Nate Teague RHP 6′-7″ 232 Fr. Snow Camp NC
97 Bryce Cunningham RHP 6′-5″ 230 Jr. Headland AL
98 Greysen Carter RHP 6′-4″ 237 Jr. Louisville CO

Texas A&M Roster

# Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
0 Justin Vossos INF 6′-1″ 180 R-Fr. Missouri City TX
1 Jack Bell INF 5′-8″ 180 Fr. Corpus Christi TX
2 Ali Camarillo INF 6′-4″ 180 Jr. Chula Vista CA
3 Kaeden Kent INF 5′-11″ 200 So. Austin TX
4 Travis Chestnut UTIL 5′-8″ 155 Sr. Pflugerville TX
5 Hayden Schott OF 6′-2″ 220 Gr. Newport Beach CA
6 Braden Montgomery OF/RHP 5′-11″ 220 Jr. Madison MS
9 Gavin Grahovac UTIL 6′-1″ 220 Fr. Orange CA
10 Chris Cortez RHP 6′-1″ 205 Jr. Las Vegas Nev.
11 Max Kaufer C 6′-1″ 210 So. Medford NJ
12 Ryan Targac UTIL 6′-4″ 220 Sr. Hallettsville TX
13 Caden Sorrell OF 6′-1″ 205 Fr. Highland Village TX
14 Isaac Morton RHP 5′-11″ 190 Fr. Blaine MN
15 Eldridge Armstrong III RHP 6′-6″ 205 Jr. Simi Valley CA
17 Jace LaViolette OF 6′-1″ 230 So. Katy TX
18 Ryan Prager LHP 6′-1″ 200 R-So. Dallas TX
19 Troy Wansing LHP 6′-3″ 225 Jr. Kansas City MO
20 Jackson Appel C 5′-10″ 200 Sr. Houston TX
21 Weston Moss RHP 6′-4″ 190 Fr. Spring TX
23 Tanner Jones RHP 6′-0″ 195 Jr. Thorsby AL
27 Ted Burton INF 6′-3″ 200 Sr. Huntington Beach CA
28 Brett Antolick RHP 6′-3″ 205 Fr. Conyngham PA
30 Kaiden Wilson LHP 6′-6″ 200 Fr. Raymore MO
31 Carl Schmidt INF 6′-4″ 190 Fr. Petaluma CA
32 Brad Rudis RHP 6′-3″ 195 Jr. Madisonville TX
33 Justin Lamkin LHP 6′-3″ 210 So. Corpus Christi TX
34 Josh Stewart RHP 6′-2″ 195 Jr. Georgetown TX
35 Jason Bodin RHP 6′-3″ 200 Fr. Orange TX
36 Jett Johnson UTIL/RHP 6′-4″ 210 Fr. Nederland TX
37 Ty Baker RHP 6′-6″ 230 Fr. Houston TX
38 Shane Sdao LHP 6′-2″ 170 So. Montgomery TX
41 Jackson Brasseux LHP 5′-11″ 190 Fr. Paris TX
44 Luke Jackson RHP 6′-3″ 190 R-Fr. Austin TX
46 Blake Binderup INF/RHP 6′-0″ 230 R-Fr. College Station TX
47 Tab Tracy OF 6′-0″ 205 Jr. Houston TX
48 Hank Bard C 5′-10″ 205 Sr. Parker CO
49 Austin Vargas LHP 6′-4″ 235 Fr. Brookshire TX
50 Boots Landry INF 6′-4″ 215 Fr. Friendswood TX
52 Brady Sullivan OF 6′-5″ 200 Fr. Cypress TX
53 Evan Aschenbeck LHP 6′-2″ 200 Sr. Brenham TX
55 Zane Badmaev RHP 6′-2″ 270 R-Sr. Boerne TX
59 Zach Frye RHP 6′-1″ 205 Fr. Fort Worth TX
62 Peyton Smith RHP 6′-4″ 225 So. Springfield TN
88 Brock Peery RHP 6′-1″ 195 Sr. Peoria AZ

Vanderbilt Schedule/Results

DATE AWAY RUNS HOME RUNS GAME INFO
16-Feb FAU 11 Vanderbilt 12
23-Feb 5:30 PM ET Gonzaga 1 Vanderbilt 5 SEC Network +
24-Feb 3:00 PM ET Gonzaga 3 Vanderbilt 4 SEC Network +
25-Feb 2:00 PM ET Gonzaga 9 Vanderbilt 8 SEC Network +
27-Feb 5:30 PM ET Indiana St 4 Vanderbilt 20 SEC Network +
28-Feb 5:30 PM ET Evansville 3 Vanderbilt 7 SEC Network +
1-Mar 4:00 PM ET Louisiana 7 Vanderbilt 4
2-Mar 12:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 3 Houston 1
3-Mar 12:00 PM ET Texas 11 Vanderbilt 14 Longhorn Network
5-Mar 5:30 PM ET E Michigan 2 Vanderbilt 6 SEC Network +
8-Mar 5:30 PM ET Illinois St 9 Vanderbilt 14 SEC Network +
9-Mar 2:00 PM ET Illinois St 9 Vanderbilt 14 SEC Network +
10-Mar 2:00 PM ET Illinois St 0 Vanderbilt 4 SEC Network +
12-Mar 7:00 PM ET Indiana 5 Vanderbilt 13 SEC Network +
15-Mar 7:00 PM ET Auburn 1 Vanderbilt 11 SEC Network +
16-Mar 3:00 PM ET Auburn 5 Vanderbilt 13 SEC Network +
17-Mar 2:00 PM ET Auburn 6 Vanderbilt 9 SEC Network +
19-Mar 7:00 PM ET Belmont 1 Vanderbilt 3 SEC Network +
22-Mar 7:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 4 South Carolina 8 SEC Network +
23-Mar 4:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 4 South Carolina 8 SEC Network +
24-Mar 1:30 PM ET Vanderbilt 2 South Carolina 10 SEC Network +
26-Mar 7:00 PM ET Valparaiso 2 Vanderbilt 3 SEC Network +
28-Mar 7:00 PM ET Missouri 1 Vanderbilt 3 SEC Network +
29-Mar 7:00 PM ET Missouri 0 Vanderbilt 4 SEC Network +
30-Mar 2:00 PM ET Missouri 1 Vanderbilt 3 SEC Network
2-Apr 7:00 PM ET Western KY Vanderbilt
4-Apr 7:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 6 LSU 10
5-Apr 8:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 8 LSU 3 SEC Network
6-Apr 3:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 13 LSU 3
9-Apr 7:00 PM ET MTSU 1 Vanderbilt 14 SEC Network+
12-Apr 7:00 PM ET Vanderbilt Texas A&M SEC Network+
13-Apr 8:30 PM ET Vanderbilt Texas A&M SEC Network
14-Apr 2:00 PM ET Vanderbilt Texas A&M SEC Network+
16-Apr 7:00 PM ET Vanderbilt Lipscomb
18-Apr 7:30 PM ET Florida Vanderbilt SEC Network+
19-Apr 7:00 PM ET Florida Vanderbilt SEC Network+
20-Apr 3:00 PM ET Florida Vanderbilt SEC Network+
23-Apr 7:00 PM ET UT Martin Vanderbilt SEC Network+
26-Apr 7:00 PM ET Mississippi St Vanderbilt SEC Network+
27-Apr 3:00 PM ET Mississippi St Vanderbilt SEC Network+
28-Apr 2:00 PM ET Mississippi St Vanderbilt SEC Network+
30-Apr 7:00 PM ET Tennessee Tech Vanderbilt SEC Network+
3-May 6:00 PM ET Vanderbilt Georgia SEC Network+
4-May 2:00 PM ET Vanderbilt Georgia SEC Network+
5-May 1:00 PM ET Vanderbilt Georgia SEC Network+
7-May 7:00 PM ET Louisville Vanderbilt SEC Network+
10-May 7:00 PM ET Tennessee Vanderbilt SEC Network+
11-May 3:00 PM ET Tennessee Vanderbilt SEC Network
12-May 3:00 PM ET Tennessee Vanderbilt SEC Network+
16-May 6:30 PM ET Vanderbilt Kentucky SEC Network+
17-May 6:30 PM ET Vanderbilt Kentucky SEC Network+
18-May 1:00 PM ET Vanderbilt Kentucky SEC Network+
18-May 2:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas A&M SEC Network+
May 21-26 SEC Baseball Tournament SEC Network
May 27-June 14 NCAA Baseball Tournament

Texas A&M Schedule/Results

DATE AWAY RUNS HOME RUNS GAME INFO
16-Feb McNeese 0 Texas A&M 15
23-Feb 7:00 PM ET Wagner 2 Texas A&M 17 SEC Network +
24-Feb 3:00 PM ET Wagner 0 Texas A&M 2 SEC Network +
25-Feb 2:00 PM ET Wagner 2 Texas A&M 21 SEC Network +
27-Feb 7:00 PM ET Lamar 2 Texas A&M 13 SEC Network +
1-Mar 7:00 PM ET Arizona St 0 Texas A&M 4
2-Mar 3:00 PM ET Texas A&M 9 USC 3
3-Mar 12:00 PM ET Texas A&M 10 Arizona St 5
5-Mar 7:30 PM ET Texas A&M 9 Texas 2 Longhorn Network
6-Mar 7:00 PM ET Texas Southern 4 Texas A&M 7 SEC Network +
8-Mar 7:00 PM ET Rhode Island 0 Texas A&M 11 SEC Network +
9-Mar 3:00 PM ET Rhode Island 0 Texas A&M 11 SEC Network +
10-Mar 2:00 PM ET Rhode Island 11 Texas A&M 12 SEC Network +
12-Mar 7:00 PM ET Sam Houston 8 Texas A&M 9 SEC Network +
15-Mar 6:30 PM ET Texas A&M 6 Florida 8 SEC Network +
16-Mar 6:30 PM ET Texas A&M 10 Florida 6 SEC Network +
17-Mar 1:00 PM ET Texas A&M 2 Florida 4 SEC Network +
20-Mar 7:00 PM ET Prairie View 9 Texas A&M 11 SEC Network +
21-Mar 7:30 PM ET Mississippi St 3 Texas A&M 6 ESPNU
22-Mar 7:00 PM ET Mississippi St 1 Texas A&M 6 SEC Network +
23-Mar 3:00 PM ET Mississippi St 1 Texas A&M 6 SEC Network +
26-Mar 7:00 PM ET Hou Christian 3 Texas A&M 6 SEC Network +
28-Mar 7:00 PM ET Auburn 2 Texas A&M 9 SEC Network +
29-Mar 7:00 PM ET Auburn 8 Texas A&M 12 SEC Network +
30-Mar 8:00 PM ET Auburn 9 Texas A&M 10 SEC Network
2-Apr 7:00 PM ET Texas A&M 12 Texas St 2
5-Apr 7:00 PM ET Texas A&M 9 South Carolina 2
6-Apr 4:00 PM ET Texas A&M 6 South Carolina 3
7-Apr 1:30 PM ET Texas A&M 0 South Carolina 2 SEC Network+
9-Apr 7:00 PM ET UTSA 2 Texas A&M 6 SEC Network+
12-Apr 7:00 PM ET Vanderbilt Texas A&M SEC Network+
13-Apr 8:30 PM ET Vanderbilt Texas A&M SEC Network
14-Apr 2:00 PM ET Vanderbilt Texas A&M SEC Network+
16-Apr 5:00 PM ET Air Force Texas A&M SEC Network+
18-Apr 7:00 PM ET Texas A&M Alabama SEC Network
19-Apr 7:00 PM ET Texas A&M Alabama SEC Network+
20-Apr 5:00 PM ET Texas A&M Alabama SEC Network+
23-Apr 7:00 PM ET Houston Texas A&M SEC Network
26-Apr 7:00 PM ET Georgia Texas A&M SEC Network+
27-Apr 3:00 PM ET Georgia Texas A&M SEC Network+
28-Apr 2:00 PM ET Georgia Texas A&M SEC Network+
30-Apr 7:00 PM ET Tarleton St Texas A&M SEC Network+
3-May 8:00 PM ET Texas A&M LSU SEC Network
4-May 7:30 PM ET Texas A&M LSU SEC Network+
5-May 2:00 PM ET Texas A&M LSU SEC Network+
7-May 7:00 PM ET Rice Texas A&M SEC Network+
10-May 8:30 PM ET Texas A&M Ole Miss SEC Network
11-May 5:00 PM ET Texas A&M Ole Miss SEC Network+
12-May 6:00 PM ET Texas A&M Ole Miss SEC Network
16-May 7:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas A&M SEC Network+
17-May 7:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas A&M SEC Network+
18-May 2:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas A&M SEC Network+
May 21-26 SEC Baseball Tournament SEC Network
May 27-June 14 NCAA Baseball Tournament

Vanderbilt-Texas A&M Baseball Legacy Comparison

Data current as of 2022

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Vanderbilt Baseball History

All-Time Record: 2,457-1,812-33
SEC Record: 724-947-10
SEC Championships: 3 (2007, 2011, 2019)
SEC Tournament Appearances: 26 (1977, 1980, 1990, 1992-96, 2003-04, 2006-10-18, 19, 21-23)
SEC Tournament Record: 53-41
SEC Tournament Championships: 5 (1973-74, 1980, 2007, 19,23)
NCAA Regional Appearances: 20 (1973-74, 1980, 2004, 2006-19, 21-22)
NCAA Regional Championships: 10 (2004, 2010-11, 2013-15, 17-19, 21)
Super Regional Appearances: 10 (2004, 2010-11, 2013-15, 17-19, 21)
Super Regional Championships: 4 (2011, 2014, 2019, 21)
College World Series Appearances: 5 (2011, 2014-15, 19, 21)
National Championships: 2 (2014, 2019)
All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 80-45

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Texas A&M Baseball History

All-Time Record: 2,822-1,578-43
SEC Record: 138-128-1
SEC Championships: 0
SEC Tournament Appearances: 8 (2013-19, 22)
SEC Tournament Record: 14-10
SEC Tournament Championships: 1 (2016)
NCAA Regional Appearances: 36 (1951, 1955, 1959, 1964, 1975-78, 1984, 1986-89, 1991-93, 1995, 1997-99, 2003-04, 2007, 2009-19, 22)
NCAA Regional Championships: 10 (1993, 1999, 2004, 2007-08, 2011, 2015-17, 22)
Super Regional Appearances: 9 (1999, 2004, 2007-08, 2011, 2015-17, 22)
Super Regional Championships: 4 (1999, 2011, 2017, 22)
College World Series Appearances: 7 (1951, 1964, 1993, 1999, 2011, 2017, 2022)
National Championships: 0
All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 88-78

Vanderbilt-Texas A&M Series Prediction

Vanderbilt 2 wins, Texas A&M 1 win

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