Vanderbilt celebrates its fifth trip to Omaha in the last 10 years (Vandy Athletics)


Another Mound Gem Lifts Vanderbilt Back To Omaha

At The Ballpark

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville is Music City, but Vanderbilt’s Hawkins Field should be known as Pitching Place.

Jack Leiter is the latest proof that pitching is the most successful single facet of the Vanderbilt Commodores athletic program.

Leiter struck out 10 batters in seven innings on Saturday, leading host Vanderbilt to a 4-1 super-regionals-clinching win over the East Carolina Pirates.

He followed Kumar Rocker’s dominant start on Friday, when Vandy blanked East Carolina, 2-0. And both Leiter and Rocker follow a glittering array of elite arms who have come through Vandy, including David Price, Sonny Gray, Mark Prior, Mike Minor[…]