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Hunter Owen, LHP, Vanderbilt


Challenging Schedule Set Up Vanderbilt For Success

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Vanderbilt entered the SEC opening weekend with five losses and the lowest batting average of the 14 SEC teams. The Commodores exited that weekend with a three-game sweep of then-No. 3 Ole Miss and batted a weekend-best .346 with seven home runs in the process.

It’s hard to deny the challenging pre-conference schedule Vanderbilt faced helped prepare the Commodores for SEC rigors. After opening against TCU, Oklahoma State, and Texas in Globe Life Park opening weekend, Vanderbilt also played in another tournament in Minnesota against Maryland, Nebraska, and Minnesota. Then there were two home series against both UCLA and Loyola[…]