VandyBoys Keep Rolling With Yet Another SEC Sweep

The Georgia Bulldogs came to Nashville this weekend to take their drubbing from the VandyBoys like men. Resistance was futile as the ‘Dores continued their roll and swept the Dawgs three games to none. Vanderbilt is now an impressive 9-0 in conference play as they continue to establish their dominance as not just one of the best teams in the SEC, but as one of the best teams in the nation. 

Friday, March 31: Vanderbilt 9 Georgia 2

The VandyBoys continued their hot streak as they defeated the Georgia Bulldogs by a score of 9-2. Vanderbilt has plenty of offense as Vanderbilt as a team had a batting average of .363 and an OBP of .421 as they faced Georgia’s Friday starter, Jaden Wood.

But, the main story from Friday night is ace Carter Holton as he fanned 10 batters in 7 innings pitched. Along with striking out 10 batters, Holton also only allowed 3 hits in 26 batters faced. On the season, Carter Holton boasts a 1.07 WHIP in 38.1 innings pitched. 

Saturday, April 1: Vanderbilt 16 Georgia 8

On Saturday the ‘Dores trotted out in their Saturday whites to face the Dawgs on a windy Saturday afternoon, and windy it was. During BP and pregame hats could be seen flying across the diamond, some balls died at the warning track, and some routine flies were carried deep into the stands. That continued into the game as Vanderbilt and Georgia both pelted balls into the stands as the ‘Dores defeated the Bulldogs by a score of 16-8. 

Future top-10 MLB draft pick Enrique Bradfield Jr. had a solid afternoon as he got started hot when he blasted the first ball of the game he saw for a homerun. Bradfield Jr. finished the afternoon 3-5. 

After having a rough start to the season at the plate, EBJ is now slashing .282/.446/.454 and has an OPS of .893. 

Sunday, April 2: Vanderbilt 4 Georiga 0

Vanderbilt went out for the sweep on Sunday, and a sweep is what they got. The VandyBoys relied on their calling card: stellar pitching. Pitcher Devin Futrell went out and pitched 8 innings on the mound for the VandyBoys as he recorded 7 strikeouts, only 3 hits, and 0 walks. In an era where pitch counts and not letting the opposing lineup see you three times through are all the rage, Futrell went out and ate some innings like a 1980s pitcher. 

Nick Maldonado came in to shut the door on the Dawgs and he did as he faced 4 batters and struck one out as Vandy finished the series with their third straight SEC sweep. 

Trevor Hulan

@iamtrevhulan 

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