Nashville, Tenn. – Vanderbilt will host Cal State Fullerton this fall at Hawkins Field for a two-game, fall ball series on football homecoming weekend October 22-23.
The Commodores and Titans will play Sunday, October 23 at 11 a.m. with Saturday’s game time dependent on the football game time against Army. Vanderbilt will host the school’s first-ever fall ball series when the Titans visit Nashville.
The Titans are led by first year head coach, Rick Vanderhook, who was an assistant coach on UCLA’s 2010 College World Series team. Vanderbilt is coming off the program’s first ever trip to the CWS earlier this summer. Former Fullerton head coach, Dave Serrano, is now the head coach of Vandy’s biggest rival – Tennessee.
“We are extremely excited to have a program of Cal State Fullerton’s caliber come to Nashville to conclude our fall season,” Head Coach Tim Corbin said. “We are grateful that Coach Vanderhook has agreed to bring his team out to Nashville and Vanderbilt University. We are looking forward to playing against the Titans in front of our hometown fans and allowing our players the opportunity to play a team of this caliber during the fall. We feel strongly that this experience will be valuable for both ball clubs.”
The two games count toward each teams’ 2012 56-game regular season limit.
The Dores begin fall practice September 13 before wrapping up fall practice with the two-game series against Cal State Fullerton.
(Staff report & VU Release)