Coach Corbin Quote: Reed comes to us with prior college experience that will prove to be valuable in several areas. He has shown us the ability to swing the bat and hit with power during the fall. Where he may impact us the most is on the mound. He is highly competitive and fearless when he steps on the rubber. His arm strength and his knack for throwing the ball where he wants to are in place. I really like the competitive fibers of the young man.
Walters State CC - Helped lead Walters State CC to a third place finish nationally while hitting .362 with eight doubles, two home runs and 28 RBI over 50 games... Pitched in four games covering 3.1 innings, earning one save... Selected by Kansas City in the 28th round of 2015 MLB Draft.
High School - Earned 12 letters in high school playing football, baseball and basketball... Basketball team advanced to the state semifinals in 2011... Named Offensive Player of the Year for his football team in 2012... On the hardwood, named 2011 District MVP and All-Region and followed up with 2012 All-District and All-Region... Holds school record with six TD passes in a single-game... Played high school and/or summer ball with Daniel Norris (Detroit Tigers), Will Carter (New York Yankees), Will Craig (Pittsburgh Pirates), Brent Honeywell (Tampa Bay Rays), Matt Pope (San Francisco Giants), Ramon Osuna (Atlanta Braves) and Brett Martin (Texas Rangers).
Academics - Hayes is majoring in history.
Personal - William Reed Hayes... Born 3/17/95 in Knoxville, Tenn.... Son of Richard and Ivy Hayes... Has an older sister, Hannah... Favorites include: Mike Trout and David Price (players), New York Yankees (team), National Security and Avatar (movies), Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV show), Will Smith and Martin Lawrence (actors), Jay Z and Kanye West (musicians), chocolate milk (late night snack)... Says memorizing music is his oddest talent... Uses humble as the one word to describe himself... Names the Vanderbilt locker room as his favorite vacation spot... Roommates with Walker Grisanti, Kyle Wright and Jason Delay... Committing to Vanderbilt is his most memorable athletic moment... Says “Why would I not choose Vanderbilt?” when asked about choosing Vanderbilt.
Kendall, Infante lead way in loss
VandyBoys triathlon, early morning usher in Omaha Challenge
Black & Gold Series next weekend
Vanderbilt returns 22 lettermen
Baseball headshots w/ hat 2017. (Howell)