2008 Vanderbilt Commodores Baseball Team
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2008 Vanderbilt Commodores Baseball Team
2008 Vanderbilt Commodores baseball
Vanderbilt Commodores logo.svg
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEast
2008 record41-22 (15-14 SEC)
Head coachTim Corbin
Home stadiumHawkins Field
Seasons
← 2007
2009 →
2008 Southeastern Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Eastern
20 9   .690     45 25   .643
17 13   .567     34 24   .586
16 14   .533     44 19   .698
15 14   .517     41 22   .651
15 15   .500     40 23   .635
12 18   .400     27 29   .482
Western
18 11   .621     49 19   .721
16 14   .533     35 28   .556
15 15   .500     39 26   .600
14 15   .483     34 24   .586
11 19   .367     28 28   .500
9 21   .300     23 33   .411
x – Division champion
+ – Conference champion
? – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 2008[1]; Rankings from Coaches' Poll

The 2008 Vanderbilt Commodores baseball team represented Vanderbilt University in the 2008 NCAA Division I baseball season. The team played at Hawkins Field in Nashville, TN.

The team was coached by Tim Corbin in his sixth season at Vanderbilt. The previous season, Corbin's team posted a 54-13 record and won the SEC regular season crown and the SEC tournament. They also hosted a regional for the first time in school history, eventually falling to Michigan in an extra-innings heartbreaker.

Roster

Coaches

Name Title First Season at VU Alma Mater
Tim Corbin[2] Head Coach 2003 Ohio Wesleyan University (1984)
Erik Bakich[3] Assistant Coach 2003 East Carolina University (2000)
Derek Johnson[4] Assistant Coach 2002 Eastern Illinois University (1994)
Blake Allen[5] Volunteer Assistant Coach 2005 Blackburn College (2001)
Mike Calitri[6] Director of Baseball Operations 2006 Clemson University (2004)

Players

Number Player Position Bats/Throws
1 David Macias OF S/R
2 Jason Cunningham LHP L/L
3 Dominic de la Osa OF R/R
5 Andrew Giobbi C R/R
6 Brian Harris INF R/R
7 Parker Hanks OF R/R
8 Alex Feinberg INF R/R
9 Curt Casali C R/R
11 Nick Christiani RHP R/R
12 Mike Minor LHP L/L
15 Richie Goodenow LHP L/L
17 Shea Robin C R/R
18 Sean Bierman LHP L/L
19 Ben Blanton LHP L/L
20 Kellen St. Luce LHP L/L
21 Brett Jacobson RHP R/R
22 Ryan Flaherty INF L/R
24 Pedro Alvarez INF L/R
25 Steven Liddle OF L/L
26 Jordan Wormsley OF L/L
27 Caleb Cotham RHP R/R
28 Brad French INF R/R
31 Russell Brewer INF/RHP R/R
32 Gabe Ortiz INF R/R
33 Drew Hayes RHP R/R
34 Taylor Hill RHP R/R
36 Aaron Westlake INF L/R
39 Jared Cohen RHP/OF R/R
40 Johnathan White OF L/L
42 Chase Reid RHP L/R
43 Steven Schwartz RHP L/R
44 Mark Lamm RHP R/R
45 Drew Fann C R/R
46 Adam Cronk INF R/R
51 Alex Hilliard OF R/R
55 Joey Manning OF R/R

Schedule

Links in the first column are to game recaps on VUcommodores.com. Rankings are based on the USA Today / ESPN coaches' poll standings at the time the game was played.

Rankings

Ranking Movement
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Final
USA Today/ESPN Coaches' Poll (Top 25)[7] 6[8] -- 11 12 8 13 8 17 14 13 17 14 13 21 22 -- -- N/R
Baseball America (Top 25) 3[9] 7[10] 7[11] 6[12] 5[13] 9[14] 8[15] 19[16] 17[17] 17[18] 22[19] 18[20] 19[21] N/R[22] N/R[23] N/R[24] N/R[25] N/R[26]
Collegiate Baseball (Top 30) 11[27] 9[28] 10[29] 12 [30] 9[31] 14[32] 13[33] 23[34] 22[35] 20[36] 20[37] 16[38] 17[39] N/R[40] 24[41] 27[42] 27[43] 27[44]
NCBWA (Top 30) 8[45] 7[46] 10[47] 9[48] 6[49] 11[50] 6[51] 13[52] 11[53] 10[54] 13[55] 11[56] 13[57] 21[58] 21[59] 25 [60] 25 [61] 25 [62]
Rivals.com (Top 25)[63] 7 5 5 4 4 9 9 17 18 18 22 18 19 N/R N/R -- -- N/R

References

  1. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 2008". boydsworld.com. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ Tim Corbin Bio @ VUCommodores.com
  3. ^ Erik Bakich Bio @ VUCommodores.com
  4. ^ Derek Johnson Bio @ VUCommdores.com
  5. ^ Blake Allen Bio @ VUCommodores.com
  6. ^ Mike Calitri Bio @ VUCommodores.com
  7. ^ USA TODAY/ESPN baseball coaches' poll
  8. ^ USA TODAY/ESPN preseason baseball coaches' poll
  9. ^ Baseball America's Preseason College Top 25
  10. ^ Baseball America's Feb. 25 College Top 25
  11. ^ Baseball America's Mar. 3 College Top 25
  12. ^ Baseball America's Mar. 10 College Top 25
  13. ^ Baseball America's Mar. 17 College Top 25
  14. ^ Baseball America's Mar. 24 College Top 25
  15. ^ Baseball America's Mar. 31 College Top 25
  16. ^ Baseball America's Apr. 7 College Top 25
  17. ^ Baseball America's Apr. 14 College Top 25
  18. ^ Baseball America's Apr. 21 College Top 25
  19. ^ Baseball America's Apr. 28 College Top 25
  20. ^ Baseball America's May 5 College Top 25
  21. ^ Baseball America's May 12 College Top 25
  22. ^ Baseball America's May 19 College Top 25
  23. ^ Baseball America's May 26 College Top 25
  24. ^ Baseball America's Jun. 3 College Top 25
  25. ^ Baseball America's Jun. 10 College Top 25
  26. ^ Baseball America's Jun. 30 College Top 25
  27. ^ Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's NCAA Div. I Pre-Season Poll
  28. ^ Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's NCAA Div. I Feb. 25 Poll
  29. ^ Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's NCAA Div. I Mar. 3 Poll
  30. ^ Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's NCAA Div. I Mar. 10 Poll
  31. ^ Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's NCAA Div. I Mar. 17 Poll
  32. ^ Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's NCAA Div. I Mar. 24 Poll
  33. ^ Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's NCAA Div. I Mar. 31 Poll
  34. ^ Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's NCAA Div. I Apr. 7 Poll
  35. ^ Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's NCAA Div. I Apr. 14 Poll
  36. ^ Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's NCAA Div. I Apr. 21 Poll
  37. ^ Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's NCAA Div. I Apr. 28 Poll
  38. ^ Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's NCAA Div. I May 5 Poll
  39. ^ Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's NCAA Div. I May 12 Poll
  40. ^ Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's NCAA Div. I May 19 Poll
  41. ^ Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's NCAA Div. I May 26 Poll
  42. ^ Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's NCAA Div. I Jun. 3 Poll
  43. ^ Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's NCAA Div. I Jun. 10 Poll
  44. ^ Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's NCAA Div. I Jun. 27 Poll
  45. ^ 2008 Preseason NCBWA POLL
  46. ^ Feb. 25 NCBWA POLL
  47. ^ Mar. 3 NCBWA POLL
  48. ^ Mar. 10 NCBWA POLL
  49. ^ Mar. 17 NCBWA POLL
  50. ^ Mar. 24 NCBWA POLL
  51. ^ Mar. 31 NCBWA POLL
  52. ^ Apr. 7 NCBWA POLL
  53. ^ Apr. 14 NCBWA POLL
  54. ^ Apr. 21 NCBWA POLL
  55. ^ Apr. 28 NCBWA POLL
  56. ^ May 5 NCBWA POLL
  57. ^ May 12 NCBWA POLL
  58. ^ May 19 NCBWA POLL
  59. ^ May 26 NCBWA POLL
  60. ^ Jun. 3 NCBWA POLL
  61. ^ Jun. 10 NCBWA POLL
  62. ^ Jun. 25 NCBWA POLL
  63. ^ Rivals.com Top 25

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