• Who: Presbyterian (2-2) at Vanderbilt (2-1)
• When: Tuesday (5 p.m. ET) | Wednesday (5 p.m. ET)
• Where: Hawkins Field (Nashville, Tenn.)
• Live Stats: Tuesday | Wednesday
• Watch: SEC Network+ - Tuesday | Wednesday
• Social Media – @PresbyterianBSB (Twitter) | @BlueHoseSports (Twitter/Instagram)
Series History (since 2008)
• Overall - VU leads 1-0
• At VU - VU leads 1-0
• Tuesday - LHP Austin Paradis (PC) vs. RHP Maddux Conger (VU)
• Wednesday - TBA vs. TBA
• PC split its four-game series against La Salle to open the season over the weekend.
• The Blue Hose managed 31 runs on 39 hits in the opening weekend, while the pitching staff accumulated 37 strikeouts.
• PC and Vandy will meet on the diamond for the first time since 2013, a 5-2 VU victory in Nashville, Tenn.
• PC head coach Elton Pollock played for now Vanderbilt head coach Tim Corbin when Corbin led the Blue Hose program (1988-93). Pollock played at PC from 1992-95.
• The Commodores took two of three from Duke on the opening weekend of the season with a pair of 9-1 victories.
• Pat DeMarco batted .615 (8-for-13) with five runs to start the season, while Stephen Scott batted .500 (6-for-12) with five runs and three RBIs.
• Mason Hickman led VU on the bump with 5.0 scoreless innings of relief work with seven strikeouts against two walks.
Wise Red Hot on Opening Weekend
• Nick Wise got off to a hot start on the opening weekend, going 8-for-15 (.533) with four doubles, a triple, four runs and four RBIs in four games.
• Wise finished a homer shy of the cycle on Opening Day, as he went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, two runs and three RBIs.
• The lefty recorded three multi-hit games in the four-game series, while walking twice and reaching two HBPs without recording a strikeout.
• In the series finale, Wise went 2-for-3 with two doubles, two walks and a RBI.
Guimbarda Goes Deep, Extends Hitting Streak
• Nick Guimbarda hit the first two PC home runs of the season, coming out of the leadoff spot, as he went 5-for-11 (.455) with four runs and six RBIs in three games against La Salle.
• Guimbarda hit the first PC long ball of the year with a two-run home run in game two of the series on Saturday a 5-4 loss.
• He then hit his second homer of the day, in game two of Saturday’s doubleheader, with another two-run home run.
• Guimbarda went 3-for-3 with the homer, a walk, two runs and four RBIs in game two of the DH.
Miles Strong in First Start
• Eric Miles got the Opening Day start for the Blue Hose and earned the W against La Salle.
• The sophomore went 6.1 innings, the longest outing of any Big South pitcher last weekend, and allowed three runs (one earned) on four hits with three strikeouts against no walks.
• Miles tied the PC Division I era single-season record last season with seven wins in his rookie campaign.
PC Coming Off Record Season
• The Blue Hose established a number of new Division I era program records last season.
• PC totaled 32 wins and 15 Big South victories a year ago, both Division I era program records. It was also the most victories by PC since 2000 when it won 37 games as a member of the SAC. • PC also managed a winning record for the first time in Div. I, going 32-29 on the season for a .524 winning percentage. It was the team’s first winning record since 2001 (30-29) and its best winning percentage since 2000 when it went 37-20 for a .649 winning percentage.
• PC finished the regular season third in the Big South standings, its best ever finish, before advancing to the Big South Championship Game for the first time in program history.
• The Blue Hose have compiled 86 wins over the past three seasons, its best three-year stretch in Division I, led by head coach Elton Pollock. That is the most wins by PC in a three-year period since 2000-02 when it won 94 games.
• The 15 conference victories are tied for the most in the program’s modern era. The 1998 team went 15-3 in the SAC that season.
• PC recorded a .625 winning percentage in the Big South, its best winning percentage since joining the league and its first winning record in Big South action. The .625 conference winning percentage is the best by a PC team since 1999 when it went 12-6 in the SAC for a .667 winning percentage.