Vanderbilt Commodores #8 -2023 College Baseball

Vanderbilt Commodores baseball is led by coach Tim Corbin. In his 25 years in Nashville, he has amasses a 347-538-1 record along with a national championship.

Last season they finished 39-23 and second at the Corvallis Regional.

Vanderbilt Commodores

Coming back in 2023 there will be some key pitchers which include lefty Devan Futrell who was 9-3 with  3.41 ERA, also returning is Carter Holton and 8-4 and 3.14 ERA in 2023. Other starters returning include center-fielder, preseason All-American Enrique Bradfield Jr. and his 317 batting average. Closer Thomas Schultz and his 8 saves returns.Vanderbilt had the 14th best recruiting class this year.

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Some of the new players entering the program include Duke transfer RJ Schreck, pitcher Andrew Butkanych, pitchers David Horn, Bryce Cunningham and Nick Maldanado,

The Vanderbilt Commodores will open the 2023 season on the road in  tourney on Feb. 17-19 facing TCU, Oklahoma State, Texas.


Vanderbilt Commodores History

Vanderbilt first fielded a baseball team in 1886. Herbert Charles Sanborn, the chair of the Department of Philosophy and Psychology from 1921 to 1942, who was also the president of the Nashville German-American Society, coached the team in 1912–1913. Baseball became a scholarship sport in 1968.

The Commodores secured only three NCAA appearances in the 20th century—in 1973, 1974, and 1980. They had only three other winning seasons in SEC play in the first 35 years of the scholarship era. However, they have been to every NCAA Tournament but one since 2004. The team qualified for the NCAA Super Regionals in 2004, had the nation’s top recruiting class in 2005 according to Baseball America, made the NCAA field again in 2006, and won the 2007 SEC regular-season and SEC tournament crowns. The Commodores were ranked first in most polls for a majority of the 2007 season and earned the #1 national seed for the 2007 NCAA tournament. Vanderbilt’s victory over the University of Virginia in the finals of the 2014 NCAA tournament marks the program’s first national title and second appearance in the College World Series, having first appeared in 2011. In 2019, Vanderbilt’s fourth College World Series appearance, they beat Michigan two games to one in the finals, winning their second national title.


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23- East Carolina

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#19- Virginia Tech

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16- Virginia

15- Georgia Tech

14- UCSB

13- TCU

12- UCLA


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