2014 Vanderbilt Commodores Baseball
They don't just call any old sport America's Pastime, as this is a sport that
really springs to a completely different level when you get a chance to see it in person. And that definitely holds true when
it's the Commodores of Vanderbilt storming the diamond, as they're always in the middle of one intense battle or another thanks
to the ultra-competitive conference that they play in, the SEC. There has never been a better time to put down the remote
and head out to see a great game that is sure to be loaded with sprawling catches, clutch hits and nail-biting moments that
will have you talking a long time after it's all over.
Vanderbilt University has historically been more of a basketball
and football school, but their baseball team is developing quite the reputation as well. The Commodores made it to the NCAA
Super Regional in 2004, and fans still remember how exciting it can be when the Commodores really start clicking. Hawkins
Field is a great venue to see a big game, but don't wait too long to start making your plans, as these seats are sure to go
quickly for all of the top matchups of another heart-pounding season of action.
The College Baseball Experience
you've been living under a rock, you'll know that one of the premier sporting events of the day is college baseball, though
that's something that you'll have to see first-hand to truly appreciate a team like the Vanderbilt Commodores. Ditch the couch
and get out to the stands for a game loaded with some of the best college baseball players in the country and you'll end up
with a memorable experience that you won't soon forget. Though it can be tempting to just watch from home or read a recap
on your favorite blog, watching the drama of a big-time college baseball game unfold in person is a completely different level
of experience – one that can never be matched outside of the stands no matter how hard you try.
in the SEC, there is never a dull moment and the Commodores always seem to be right in the middle of one great matchup or
another. Don't even think about being left out of a big game that will have everyone talking around campus. If it's been a
while since you've seen them in person, the time is now to change that as they go up against some of the top teams in the
nation in the ultra-competitive SEC. Though we know that the SEC and the Commodores can do plenty of damage on the gridiron,
don't make the mistake of thinking that they don't know their way around the ball diamond as well, as this is a conference
and team that tends to always bursting with the stars of both today and tomorrow.
you know that the Commodore David Price once won the Roger Clemens Award?
Given to a college baseball pitcher who shows
how to dominate on the top level in college, the Roger Clemens Award was only given to the best of the best from 2004 through
2008. Price would go on to become a dominant pitcher in the MLB after getting drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays. Other winners
of the world include Jered Weaver, Luke Hochevar, Andrew Miller and Aaron Crow.
Vanderbilt Commodores tend to make runs at the top of the SEC, where they've made plenty of noise over the years despite playing
a steady stream of the very best teams in the nation. Great players like David Price, Pedro Alvarez, Josh Zeid and many, many
more, and you just never know when the next superstar is going to burst onto the scene with a banner day that will have everyone
talking around town. The Commodores have won the regular season for their conference six different years and have even been
all the way to the College World Series, which they did in 2011. You never know when they're going to put it together for
a title bout, giving you plenty of incentive to head out and see the action for yourself this season as the Commodores look
to do their thing on the diamond.
The Commodores play their home games at Hawkins Field,
one of the most exciting venues in the SEC and a place that is always loaded with passionate fans that pour into the stands
to help make the perfect backdrop. The Commodores have a very dedicated fan base because this is a university whose fans are
known to be a passionate bunch, making the backdrop of big games at Hawkins something to behold if you're looking for some
top-tier college baseball. Once you're there watching the Commodores take on another talented team in a bench-gripper, you'll
definitely be glad that you're not still sitting in your dorm room flipping errantly through your biochemistry notes.