Two Vanderbilt players earn freshman All-America nod

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 8:14pm

Last weekend, freshmen Carson Fulmer and Xavier Turner played huge roles in Vanderbilt's third NCAA Regional championship in four years.

On Wednesday, the pair was honored for their respective seasons as a whole. Both Turner and Fulmer were named Freshman All-Americans by Collegiate Baseball.

This marks the 30th time — all since 1991 — that Vanderbilt has had a player earn Freshman All-American honors. Most recently, in 2011 four — Tony Kemp, Conrad Gregor, T.J. Pecoraro and Kevin Ziomek — did so.

Fulmer, a hard-throwing right-hander from Lakeland, Fla., is 3-0 with a 2.66 ERA and four saves in 25 relief appearances. The 5-foot-11, 190-pounder entered in the fifth inning on Saturday night of one-run game against Illinois. He pitched five scoreless innings and allowed just three hits to pick up his third win.

Turner, a 6-foot-2, 220-pounder from Marietta, Ga., is batting .324 with 36 RBIs and 38 runs scored. He has played in 57 games and made 45 starts at third base. In the regional, he had seven hits, six RBIs and scored five runs. He also made a diving stop in the championship game on Monday night to steal a double from Georgia Tech designated hitter Zane Evans.

3 Comments on this post:

By: PKVol on 6/6/13 at 8:11

"By Staff Reports"

I wouldn't put my name on this story either as the fact-checking is lousy.

Xavier Turner is from Sandusky, OH, not Marietta, GA. A simple fact, but when one fact is wrong, you start questioning the validity of the other facts - in this instance, the VUCommodores website states that Turner has started 49 games, not 45, but I suppose the discrepancy could be that he may have started some games as a DH and not at 3B.

By: PKVol on 6/6/13 at 8:20

4Gold, The Vol is representative of living in the Volunteer State, not from being a Vol fan. It also commemorates my volunteering in various areas, as in giving of my time.

I try to not harbor evil thoughts about others; in acting with good sportsmanship, I support my team without directing any wasteful energy towards others (although it is hard with some Alabamians - must be my wife's 'Auburn' deflecting onto me)!

I got relegated to that wonderful "infield" section BB, which is about as much 'infield' as those who watch from the parking garage. Nice that all of the 'fans' will be sitting in close, I hope they all buy programs so they'll know who the players are, otherwise, it might be a little quiet up there.

By: 4gold on 6/8/13 at 6:09

PK after spending a week in Birmingham for SEC tournament and listening to Sports talk shows I assure you the Alabama fans are full of themselves. I dislike UT because they drain sports dollars out of Nashville and are main reason VU can't fill their own football stadium.

Your BB seats are just fine. Been there but my AA seasts for the regional got pushed out to Outfiled. And you dont know who is batting, ball/strike count or score tor that matter. You are just there. Too bad they didnt have space to build a larger grandstand where you could actually see the game. Outflield seats are only good for the picnic crowd. Not for people that want to see the game.

Go Dores, Preds, Titans! Go Nashville a great place to live!