Good morning. Vanderbilt baseball fell to Belmont, 8-5, at First Tennessee Park last night. Jake Eder took the loss after allowing two runs on two hits and two walks over 4.1 innings; the worse news is that 3B Jayson Gonzalez might be hurt. The Tennessean has Tim Corbin’s reaction.
Theo Humphrey was named the SEC Co-Golfer of the Week after taking the individual title at the Schenkel Invitational over the weekend.
If you’ve forgotten, Vanderbilt’s Spring Showcase is on for Saturday, and the website has a rundown of all the activities. Remember: the Commodores also play LSU at the Hawk at 7:30 (i.e., shortly after the conclusion of the Spring Showcase), so if you’re going to the Hawk and not going to the Spring Showcase, Neyland Stadium is about three hours to the east you reversible jacket fan (hi, Volundore.)
Off the West End
March Madness is back, with the Sweet 16 tonight. In the early games, Loyola-Chicago (we love you) plays Nevada and Texas A&M plays Michigan. Later, Kentucky plays Kansas State and Gonzaga plays Florida State. It’s up to you whether you want to root for the SEC teams playing tonight; I won’t hold it against you if you don’t.
Former Commodore Luke List broke his putter and had to putt with a wedge yesterday. List lost to Justin Thomas in the first round of the Dell Match Play Invitational.
Luke Kornet’s back in the G-League, but he dropped 20 points on the Wisconsin Herd last night. He also had 7 boards, 4 assists, and 3 blocks.
Minor league baseball players may lose minimum wage protections. This is a stupid, stupid idea.