Career Game Highs
Hits: 4, 4/18 at Middle Tennessee
Runs: 4, 3/25 vs. Texas A&M
RBI: 6, 4/18 at Middle Tennessee
Walks: *2, last 3/22 vs. Belmont
Strikeouts: *2, last 3/26 vs. Texas A&M<
Stolen Bases: 1, 3/10 vs. Saint Mary's
Pitching Career Game Highs
Innings Pitched: 1.2, 3/24 vs. Texas A&M<
Strikeouts: 2, 3/7 vs. Central Arkansas
Hits Allowed: 4, 4/13 vs. Florida
Walks Allowed: 2, 4/13 vs. Florida
Runs Allowed: 5, 4/13 vs. Florida
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.
2017 - Posted a career night with a single, two doubles and a triple as part of a career-best four hits and career-best six RBIs at Middle Tennessee 4/18 then struck out the side in the ninth... Went 1-for-2 off the bench and played RF in loss to Florida 4/15... Doubled in victory over Florida 4/14... Took his first loss after giving up his first runs against Florida 4/13, giving up five runs on four hits in one-plus inning... Went 0-for-4 in loss to Tennessee Tech 4/11... Singled in Vanderbilt's lone run in loss at South Carolina 4/8 going 1-for-4... Delivered a pinch hit game-tying, RBI-single in ninth inning with two outs in 13-inning win at South Carolina 4/7... Wrapped up his team-best fifth save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning at South Carolina 4/6... Singled three times to match a career-best in win vs. UT Martin 4/4 driving in two runs and working a clean inning in relief on the mound... Walked and scored a run in win at Kentucky 4/2... Struck out a career-high four times in loss at Kentucky 3/31... Drove in two more runs and went 2-for-4 in win vs. Lipscomb 3/28... Went 0-for-5 in loss to Texas A&M 3/26... Drove in a career-best four runs going 2-for-5 with a double and triple in win over Texas A&M 3/25, scored career-high three runs... Worked a career-best 1.2 innings to lock down his fourth save of the season in win over Texas A&M 3/24, going 0-for-4 at the plate... Knocked in a run as the DH going 0-for-4 in win over Saint Mary's 3/12 and pitched a scoreless ninth inning... Singled and scored in win over Saint Mary's 3/10 stealing his first base as a Commodore... Started as the DH against Central Arkansas 3/8 going 0-for-2 with two runs scored and one RBI... Pulled double duty in win over Central Arkansas with three hits off the bench and two RBIs along with a 1-2-3 ninth inning on the mound... Finished off his third save in win over SE Louisiana 3/1, stranding two inherited runners in 4-2 victory... Closed down his second save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning against SE Louisiana 2/28... Made his debut on the mound as a Commodore against UIC 2/25, recording four outs, stranding the bases loaded in the eighth and working a clean ninth for the save... Earned his first start as a Commodore as the DH against UIC 2/24, going 0-for-1 with two walks... Came off the bench to make his Vanderbilt debut at San Diego 2/16 as a pinch hitter, singling to left field in ninth inning.
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.
No midweek game for Commodores before Tennessee series this weekend
VU bounces back to win nightcap, take series
Commodores win series opener behind Raby's complete game
Defense improving for Commodores
Hayes drives in six, VU scores most runs since 2015
The Commodores and Aggies begin their weekend series Friday night at Hawkins Field.
Vanderbilt defeated Saint Mary's 9-8 Friday night at Hawkins Field.
Mar. 12, 2017
Vanderbilt defeated Central Arkansas by a score of 10-5 on Mar. 7, 2017
Baseball headshots w/ hat 2017. (Howell)