Vanderbilt’s Buehler added to Team USA roster

JOE BIDDLE: Gators skin Commodores in their backyard (Image 1)
JOE BIDDLE: Gators skin Commodores in their backyard (Image 1)

Junior right-hander Walker Buehler will become Vanderbilt University’s fourth player to join USA Baseball’s Collegiate National Team this summer.

Buehler will join his Commodore teammates, Carson Fulmer, Bryan Reynolds and Dansby Swanson for Team USA’s five-game series in Cuba, which begins July 23.

Fulmer, Reynolds and Swanson have been with the team since July 11.

With Buehler’s addition to the team, Vanderbilt becomes the fifth school since 1980 to have four players on USA Baseball’s Collegiate National Team in the same summer.

The last team to have four players was Arkansas back in 2011.

Buehler helped the Dores win their first national championship this season leading the team with 12 wins, which ties him for third-most wins in a single season in Vanderbilt history.

Buehler went 12-2 in 19 games and recorded 111 strikeouts in 102.1 innings.

Buehler, the Lexington, Kentucky native, led the Dores with two complete games, including his nine-inning effort against Oregon in the NCAA Regional championship game.

He also recorded a pair of ten strikeout games to match his career best.

Buehler made one start for Yarmouth-Dennis in the Cape Cod League this summer allowing one run on six hits over 5.1 innings of a win, his only outing since the College World Series.

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