NCAA Baseball Super Regional Preview: Nashville

CAA Super Regional Preview-NASHVILLE

The Vanderbilt Commodores host the Duke Blue Devils for a best of three games NCAA Baseball Super Regional. Look inside for a preview of this Super Regional and a projection of which team will advance to the College World Series in Omaha.

General Information

Team Regional Seed 2019 Record Conference Location Prev. NCAA Bids RPI
Vanderbilt 1 52-10 SEC Nashville, TN 18 1
Duke 3 34-25 ACC Durham, NC 8 44

Nashville Super Regional Schedule

(All times ET)

Friday, June 7
Game 1: Duke at (2) Vanderbilt, 6 p.m., ESPN2

Saturday, June 8
Game 2: Duke at (2) Vanderbilt, 9 p.m., ESPNU

Sunday, June 9
Game 3 (if nec.): Duke at (2) Vanderbilt, 3 p.m., ESPN2

Team Statistical Comparison

Hitting

BA OB% R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB CS SB
Vanderbilt 0.318 0.418 529 696 152 18 87 496 341 20 72
Duke 0.270 0.360 357 555 106 18 47 314 238 12 64

Pitching & Fielding

ERA K OBA H R ER BB 2B 3B HR F%
Vanderbilt 3.73 660 0.228 470 255 229 235 95 7 27 0.981
Duke 4.06 569 0.246 490 288 238 266 89 5 43 0.968

Statistical Leaders

Vanderbilt Batting Leaders

Name AVG OBP SLG OPS R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
Austin Martin 0.410 0.502 0.603 1.105 81 96 19 4 6 36 36 29 18
JJ Bleday 0.353 0.467 0.739 1.206 75 85 13 1 26 68 52 51 1
Stephen Scott 0.335 0.456 0.579 1.035 62 74 19 1 11 53 42 58 4
Ethan Paul 0.325 0.392 0.524 0.916 50 82 21 1 9 70 27 55 8
Philip Clarke 0.306 0.387 0.479 0.866 44 74 13 4 7 65 27 34 3
Ty Duvall 0.294 0.433 0.444 0.877 32 47 9 0 5 40 35 35 0
Harrison Ray 0.275 0.343 0.406 0.749 44 57 17 2 2 36 21 62 18
Julian Infante 0.246 0.350 0.491 0.841 31 41 8 0 11 36 26 58 3

Vanderbilt Pitching Leaders

Name W L ERA SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Mason Hickman 8 0 2.12 0 3 80.2 55 21 19 20 107 0.188
Patrick Raby 9 1 2.90 0 0 71.1 67 31 23 41 73 0.251
Drake Fellows 12 0 3.87 1 0 100.0 90 45 43 38 117 0.239
Kumar Rocker 9 5 3.91 0 0 78.1 80 38 34 16 78 0.264

Duke Batting Leaders

Name AVG OBP SLG OPS R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
Kennie Taylor 0.324 0.388 0.512 0.900 50 81 19 5 6 39 15 49 10
Ethan Murray 0.316 0.403 0.458 0.861 46 60 8 2 5 37 27 45 6
Chase Cheek 0.293 0.380 0.403 0.783 35 53 11 3 1 24 23 35 20
Matt Mervis 0.282 0.367 0.435 0.802 31 50 7 1 6 28 18 39 2
Chris Crabtree 0.271 0.363 0.406 0.769 30 52 15 1 3 32 24 69 7
Michael Rothenberg 0.262 0.382 0.465 0.847 40 53 9 1 10 50 31 41 3
Erikson Nichols 0.261 0.333 0.323 0.656 24 59 8 0 2 34 18 60 2
Kyle Gallagher 0.261 0.345 0.422 0.767 35 52 9 1 7 27 26 59 1

Duke Pitching Leaders

Name W L ERA SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Bryce Jarvis 5 1 4.06 0 1 68.2 65 37 31 33 85 0.243
Ben Gross 7 4 4.10 0 0 70.1 56 32 32 30 69 0.224
Bill Chillari 2 3 4.75 0 0 66.1 72 43 35 28 46 0.277

Nashville Super Regional Prediction

Duke was one of the big surprises of last weekend’s regionals. They went up to West Virginia and handled both the Mountaineers and Texas A&M (twice). Now the Blue Devils will head over to Nashville to face the Commodores for the right to a berth in the NCAA Baseball College World Series. Vandy was no surprise last weekend, cruising through the regional in Music City. Vanderbilt has the edge in just about every area. Vandy has a big advantage in any 3-game series because the Dores have four capable starting pitchers. The Commodores will likely win this one but Duke might steal one game but probably not. Vanderbilt 2 wins, Duke 0 wins.

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