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Anchor Drop, June 23, 2023: 64 Days to Kickoff

Baseball picks up transfer help for the bullpen.

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NCAA Football: Wake Forest at Vanderbilt Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning.

Optional Musical Accompaniment

We are now 64 days away from Vanderbilt football’s season opener against Hawaii. 64 for the Commodores is offensive lineman Delfin Xavier Castillo. The 6’5”, 355-pound junior from Kissimmee, Florida, missed six games last season due to injury, but started five of the games he played in at center and both guard spots and didn’t allow a sack in the process.

Baseball snagged a transfer yesterday, and it’s a good one: Air Force closer Sawyer Hawks, who struck out 70 batters and walked 27 in 50 23 innings last season. With Nick Maldonado likely gone to the draft, expect Hawks to play an important role in the bullpen next season.

Gordon Sargent was selected to the Walker Cup team, which will compete at St. Andrews in September.

Technically this is Saturday, but Vanderbilt basketball’s incoming transfer Ven-Allen Lubin will play for the United States team at the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup in Hungary, and the first game is at 5:30 AM CT on Saturday morning — or, before tomorrow’s Anchor Drop goes up. Team USA plays Madagascar, and if you’re going to stream it on FIBA’s YouTube channel (you know you are, parlagi), well, this is your thread for that.

(But really, you weirdos are going to get up at 5 AM to watch Lebanon play Slovenia, aren’t you? Don’t lie.)

Sports on TV

All times Central.

  • 5:30 AM: European Tour: BMW International Open, Second Round (Golf Channel)
  • 5:45 AM: PGA Tour: Travelers Championship, Second Round (ESPN+)
  • 10:00 AM: LPGA Tour: KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, Second Round (Golf Channel)
  • 2:00 PM: PGA Tour: Travelers Championship, Second Round (Golf Channel)
  • 5:40 PM: MLB: Twins at Tigers (ESPN+)
  • 5:40 PM: MLB: Marlins at Pirates (Apple TV+)
  • 6:05 PM: MLB: Mets at Phillies (Apple TV+)
  • 9:00 PM: MLB: Astros at Dodgers or Diamondbacks at Giants (MLB Network)


NCAA Baseball: LSU 2, Wake Forest 0.

MLB: Braves 5, Phillies 1 ... Diamondbacks 5, Nationals 3 ... Twins 6, Red Sox 0 ... Guardians 6, A’s 1 ... Padres 10, Giants 0 ... Royals 6, Rays 5 ... Marlins 6, Pirates 4 ... Mariners 10, Yankees 2.