SEC Baseball Series Preview: Tennessee at Vanderbilt

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

Tennessee-Vanderbilt series preview

The Tennessee Volunteers travel to the Vanderbilt Commodores 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 May 10-12

Drew Beam of Tennessee
Drew Beam of Tennessee
VU Hawkins Field 3,700
VU Hawkins Field 3,700
Jonathan Vastine Vanderbilt
Jonathan Vastine Vanderbilt
  Day Start Time (ET) TV Tickets
Game 1 Friday 7:00 PM ET SECN+ Tickets
Game 2 Saturday 3:00 PM ET SECN+ Tickets
Game 3 Sunday 3:00 PM ET SECN+ Tickets

Team Statistical Comparisons

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
Base on Balls Tennessee
Vanderbilt
38
217
6
13
251
189
Batting Average Tennessee
Vanderbilt
6
105
1
6
0.324
0.287
Double Plays Vanderbilt
Tennessee
103
163
2
7
32
28
Double Plays Per Game Vanderbilt
Tennessee
130
199
2
8
0.67
0.58
Doubles Tennessee
Vanderbilt
4
28
1
2
119
104
Doubles Per Game Tennessee
Vanderbilt
7
41
1
2
2.48
2.17
Earned Run Average Tennessee
Vanderbilt
5
56
2
8
3.84
4.89
Fielding % Tennessee
Vanderbilt
27
54
4
8
0.979
0.976
Hit Batters Vanderbilt
Tennessee
224
290
8
14
51
33
Hit by Pitch Vanderbilt
Tennessee
124
216
8
13
64
51
Hits Tennessee
Vanderbilt
9
99
1
6
522
454
Hits Allowed Per 9 Innings Vanderbilt
Tennessee
13
19
6
8
7.87
8.08
Home Runs Tennessee
Vanderbilt
2
118
1
13
126
54
Home Runs Per Game Tennessee
Vanderbilt
2
138
1
13
2.63
1.13
On Base % Tennessee
Vanderbilt
13
159
3
12
0.427
0.381
Runs Tennessee
Vanderbilt
2
107
1
10
474
332
Sacrifice Bunts Vanderbilt
Tennessee
145
291
5
14
17
3
Sacrifice Flies Vanderbilt
Tennessee
171
238
10
11
18
15
Scoring Tennessee
Vanderbilt
4
130
1
9
9.9
6.9
Shutouts Tennessee
Vanderbilt
35
35
6
6
3
3
Slugging % Tennessee
Vanderbilt
2
104
1
9
0.637
0.467
Stolen Bases Vanderbilt
Tennessee
36
231
2
10
80
35
Stolen Bases Per Game Vanderbilt
Tennessee
43
241
2
10
1.67
0.73
Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio Tennessee
Vanderbilt
3
17
2
6
3.41
2.59
Strikeouts Per 9 Innings Vanderbilt
Tennessee
20
30
7
10
10.4
9.9
Triple Plays Tennessee 1 1 1
Triples Vanderbilt
Tennessee
102
265
3
12
10
4
Triples Per Game Vanderbilt
Tennessee
124
274
4
12
0.21
0.08
WHIP Tennessee
Vanderbilt
4
19
2
6
1.22
1.32
WL Pct Tennessee
Vanderbilt
3
32
3
7
0.813
0.667
Walks Allowed Per 9 Innings Tennessee
Vanderbilt
3
54
1
6
2.92
4.01

Statistical Leaders

Tennessee Batting Leaders

Player BA OBP AB R H 3B HR SB
Blake Burke 0.386 0.446 166 49 64 0 14 6
Christian Moore 0.384 0.454 172 48 66 0 20 1
Kavares Tears 0.371 0.483 140 54 52 0 14 3
Billy Amick 0.351 0.432 134 41 47 1 16 2
Dean Curley 0.315 0.411 127 35 40 1 9 7
Dylan Dreiling 0.307 0.433 140 42 43 1 15 1
Dalton Bargo 0.299 0.396 77 22 23 0 6 1
Hunter Ensley 0.248 0.338 113 20 28 0 6 0
Cannon Peebles 0.244 0.374 86 22 21 0 1 2

Tennessee Pitching Leaders

Player W L ERA APP GS SV IP H ER BB K BA
Nate Snead 8 1 3.00 16 0 3 51.0 48 17 16 44 0.250
AJ Causey 7 3 4.12 12 6 1 59.0 58 27 13 78 0.253
Drew Beam 6 2 3.39 12 12 0 69.0 74 26 14 61 0.275

Vanderbilt Batting Leaders

Player BA OBP AB R H 3B HR SB
Matthew Polk 0.323 0.386 124 25 40 1 5 7
Alan Espinal 0.320 0.423 153 38 49 0 8 3
Jayden Davis 0.319 0.393 160 32 51 1 2 2
Jonathan Vastine 0.318 0.410 148 35 47 2 7 8
RJ Austin 0.303 0.376 175 38 53 2 4 19
Troy LaNeve 0.292 0.419 120 25 35 2 5 1
Davis Diaz 0.268 0.383 157 37 42 0 5 4

Vanderbilt Pitching Leaders

Player W L ERA APP GS SV IP H ER BB K BA
Bryce Cunningham 6 3 4.36 12 12 0 64.0 50 31 25 77 0.207
Carter Holton 7 3 4.72 12 11 0 68.2 52 36 23 89 0.222

Massey College Baseball Ranking Composite

Tennessee 2
Vanderbilt 15

Tennessee Roster

# Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
1 Christian Moore INF 6′-1″ 216 Jr. Brooklyn NY
2 Ariel Antigua INF 5′-8″ 184 Fr. West Palm Beach FL
4 Alex Perry INF 6′-4″ 206 Jr. McComb MS
5 Cannon Peebles C 5′-11″ 194 So. Ashland VA
6 Bradke Lohry INF 5′-8″ 171 Jr. Trinity FL
7 Nate Snead RHP 6′-2″ 212 So. South Milwaukee WI
8 Dylan Dreiling OF 5′-11″ 200 So. Hays KS
9 Hunter Ensley OF 6′-1″ 196 R-Jr. Huntingdon TN
10 Cal Stark C 6′-1″ 200 Sr. Knoxville TN
11 Billy Amick INF 6′-1″ 217 Jr. Batesburg SC
12 Ethan Payne UTL 6′-4″ 211 Gr. Memphis TN
13 Reese Chapman OF 6′-1″ 212 So. Parker CO
14 Charlie Taylor C 5′-11″ 190 R-Jr. Dunwoody GA
15 JJ Garcia RHP 6′-6″ 209 So. Statesville NC
16 Dalton Bargo UTL 6′-1″ 196 So. Omaha NE
17 Robin Villeneuve 1B/OF 6′-1″ 214 Jr. Gatineau QC
18 AJ Causey RHP 6′-3″ 205 Jr. Harvest AL
19 Andrew Behnke LHP 5′-10″ 181 So. Nashville TN
20 Colby Backus OF 6′-4″ 223 R-Jr. Johnson City TN
21 Kavares Tears OF 6′-0″ 200 R-So. Lewisburg TN
23 Dean Curley INF 6′-3″ 212 Fr. La Verne CA
25 Blake Burke 1B 6′-3″ 236 Jr. Brentwood CA
26 Wyatt Evans LHP 6′-6″ 260 R-So. Greenville SC
27 Chris Stamos LHP 6′-4″ 209 Gr. Pasadena CA
28 Aaron Combs RHP 6′-3″ 203 R-Jr. Sarasota FL
29 Brady Robertson RHP 6′-3″ 199 R-Fr. Humboldt TN
30 Stone Lawless C 6′-2″ 225 Fr. Huntsville AL
31 Austin Hunley RHP 6′-3″ 196 R-Fr. Mount Juliet TN
32 Drew Beam RHP 6′-4″ 207 Jr. Murfreesboro TN
33 AJ Russell RHP 6′-6″ 207 So. Franklin TN
34 Derek Schaefer RHP 6′-2″ 206 Fr. Cave Creek AZ
35 Kirby Connell LHP 5′-11″ 196 Gr. Johnson City TN
36 Blake Grimmer INF 6′-3″ 202 Fr. Spring Lake MI
37 Dylan Loy LHP 6′-0″ 194 Fr. Pigeon Forge TN
40 Hunter High INF 6′-0″ 198 Fr. Crieve Hall TN
41 Camden Bates INF 5′-10″ 165 Fr. Washington OK
43 Luke Payne LHP 6′-4″ 191 Fr. Gallatin TN
44 Marcus Phillips RHP/OF 6′-4″ 250 So. Sioux Falls SD
45 Matthew Dallas LHP 6′-5″ 192 Fr. Memphis TN
46 Brayden Sharp OF/LHP 6′-2″ 174 Fr. The Woodlands TX
48 Zander Sechrist LHP 6′-2″ 193 Sr. Buford GA

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

Tennessee Schedule/Results

DATE AWAY RUNS HOME RUNS GAME INFO
16-Feb Tennessee 6 Texas Tech 2
23-Feb 4:30 PM ET UAlbany 5 Tennessee 8 SEC Network +
24-Feb 2:00 PM ET UAlbany 6 Tennessee 21 SEC Network +
25-Feb 1:00 PM ET UAlbany 0 Tennessee 12
27-Feb 4:30 PM ET High Point 4 Tennessee 7 SEC Network +
1-Mar 6:30 PM ET Bowling Green 1 Tennessee 11 SEC Network +
2-Mar 6:00 PM ET Bowling Green 1 Tennessee 12 SEC Network +
3-Mar 1:00 PM ET Bowling Green 6 Tennessee 16 SEC Network +
5-Mar 6:00 PM ET Kansas St Tennessee SEC Network +
6-Mar 6:00 PM ET So Indiana 1 Tennessee 2 SEC Network +
8-Mar 6:00 PM ET Illinois 3 Tennessee 6 SEC Network +
9-Mar 1:00 PM ET Illinois 3 Tennessee 6 SEC Network +
10-Mar 1:00 PM ET Illinois 1 Tennessee 24 SEC Network +
12-Mar 6:00 PM ET E Kentucky 2 Tennessee 17 SEC Network +
15-Mar 7:00 PM ET Tennessee 11 Alabama 3 SEC Network +
16-Mar 8:00 PM ET Tennessee 3 Alabama 6 SEC Network
17-Mar 2:00 PM ET Tennessee 6 Alabama 7 SEC Network
19-Mar 6:00 PM ET Xavier 2 Tennessee 10 SEC Network +
22-Mar 6:30 PM ET Ole Miss 3 Tennessee 15 SEC Network +
23-Mar 6:00 PM ET Ole Miss 8 Tennessee 5 SEC Network +
24-Mar 1:00 PM ET Ole Miss 4 Tennessee 15 SEC Network +
26-Mar 6:00 PM ET Tennessee Tech 1 Tennessee 11 SEC Network +
29-Mar 6:30 PM ET Georgia 16 Tennessee 2 SEC Network +
30-Mar 5:00 PM ET Georgia 11 Tennessee 16 SEC Network
31-Mar 2:00 PM ET Georgia 0 Tennessee 7 SEC Network
5-Apr 7:00 PM ET Tennessee 5 Auburn 9
6-Apr 4:30 PM ET Tennessee 12 Auburn 2
7-Apr 2:00 PM ET Tennessee 19 Auburn 5 SEC Network+
9-Apr 6:00 PM ET Alabama A&M Tennessee SEC Network+
9-Apr Alabama A&M 2 Tennessee 20
12-Apr 7:30 PM ET LSU 3 Tennessee 6 SEC Network+
13-Apr 5:30 PM ET LSU 1 Tennessee 3 SEC Network
14-Apr 3:00 PM ET LSU 4 Tennessee 8 SEC Network
16-Apr 6:00 PM ET Bellarmine 5 Tennessee 20 SEC Network+
19-Apr 6:30 PM ET Tennessee 3 Kentucky 5 SEC Network+
20-Apr 2:00 PM ET Tennessee 3 Kentucky 5 SEC Network+
21-Apr 1:00 PM ET Tennessee 13 Kentucky 11 SEC Network+
23-Apr 6:00 PM ET W Carolina 4 Tennessee 12 SEC Network+
25-Apr 7:00 PM ET Missouri 1 Tennessee 10 SEC Network+
26-Apr 6:30 PM ET Missouri 2 Tennessee 3 SEC Network+
27-Apr 12:00 PM ET Missouri 1 Tennessee 3 SEC Network
30-Apr 6:00 PM ET Lipscomb 9 Tennessee 6 SEC Network+
2-May 7:00 PM ET Tennessee 6 Florida 2 SEC Network+
3-May 6:30 PM ET Tennessee 3 Florida 4 SEC Network+
4-May 6:30 PM ET Tennessee 16 Florida 3 SEC Network+
7-May 6:00 PM ET Queens 3 Tennessee 6 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+
14-May 5:00 PM ET Belmont Tennessee SEC Network+
16-May 6:30 PM ET South Carolina Tennessee SEC Network+
17-May 6:30 PM ET South Carolina Tennessee SEC Network+
18-May 1:00 PM ET South Carolina Tennessee 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 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 0 Texas A&M 15 SEC Network+
13-Apr 8:30 PM ET Vanderbilt 0 Texas A&M 9 SEC Network
14-Apr 2:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 6 Texas A&M 12 SEC Network+
16-Apr 7:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 15 Lipscomb 4
18-Apr 7:30 PM ET Florida 5 Vanderbilt 10 SEC Network+
19-Apr 7:00 PM ET Florida 2 Vanderbilt 5 SEC Network+
20-Apr 3:00 PM ET Florida 6 Vanderbilt 2 SEC Network+
23-Apr 7:00 PM ET UT Martin 4 Vanderbilt 5 SEC Network+
26-Apr 7:00 PM ET Mississippi St 0 Vanderbilt 4 SEC Network+
27-Apr 3:00 PM ET Mississippi St 7 Vanderbilt 4 SEC Network+
28-Apr 2:00 PM ET Mississippi St 8 Vanderbilt 7 SEC Network+
30-Apr 7:00 PM ET Tennessee Tech 7 Vanderbilt 8 SEC Network+
3-May 6:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 0 Georgia 10 SEC Network+
4-May 2:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 4 Georgia 14 SEC Network+
5-May 1:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 7 Georgia 11 SEC Network+
7-May 7:00 PM ET Louisville 2 Vanderbilt 4 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

Tennessee-Vanderbilt Baseball Legacy Comparison

Data current as of 2022

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Tennessee Baseball History

All-Time Record: 2,194-1,653-14
SEC Record: 791-922-1
SEC Championships: 4 (1951, 1994-95, 2022)
SEC Tournament Appearances: 18 (1982-84, 1993-97, 2001, 2004-05, 2007, 2014-16, 19, 21-22)
SEC Tournament Record: 32-27
SEC Tournament Championships: 4 (1993-95, 2022)
NCAA Regional Appearances: 12 (1952, 1993-97, 2001, 2004-05, 19, 21-22)
NCAA Regional Championships: 5 (1995, 2001, 2005, 21-22)
Super Regional Appearances: 4 (2001, 2005, 21-22)
Super Regional Championships: 3 (2001, 2005, 21)
College World Series Appearances: 5 (1951, 1995, 2001, 2005, 21)
National Championships: 0
All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 42-27

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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

Tennessee-Vanderbilt Series Prediction

Tennessee 2 wins, Vanderbilt 1 win

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