The Vanderbilt community is mourning the loss of freshman pitcher Donny Everett, who passed away on Thursday after a drowning accident.
Commodores head coach Tim Corbin and the team spent the day with the Everett family in his hometown of Clarksville, Tenn shortly before hosting its regional. After its game with Xavier was postponed due to weather, Corbin held a press conference on Friday night:
Fellow NCAA baseball programs have shown their support for the Commodores and every regional offered a moment of silence in memory of Everett before the games started. Fans at Hawkins Field also created a memorial for Everett:
Amazing to see other schools and players honoring Donny. It is really cool to see that because he was such an incredible person. #DE41— Kyle Wright (@kyle10rite) June 4, 2016
A memorial for Donny Everett just inside the gates here at Hawkins Field. pic.twitter.com/4hh6Ptrf9L— Dave Foster (@DaveFoster17) June 4, 2016
Vanderbilt athletic director David Williams released a statement earlier on Friday:
A statement from AD David Williams on Donny Everett. pic.twitter.com/5zzpzvOu4U— Vanderbilt Baseball (@VandyBaseball) June 3, 2016
Our thoughts remain with the Everett family and Vanderbilt program during this difficult time.
Love you, Donny.https://t.co/IiD0LmYwwm— Vanderbilt Baseball (@VandyBaseball) June 3, 2016