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(The Tennessean)-- Vanderbilt confirmed that pitchers Philip Pfeifer, Keenan Kolinsky and Pat Delano are not on the Commodores baseball team this season.

Pfeifer, a junior, will not play in 2014 for "personal reasons" but remains enrolled in classes at Vanderbilt, according to sports information director Kyle Parkinson.

Kolinsky, who was set to be a fifth-year senior, is no longer with the team and Delano, who redshirted during his first year and never pitched for the Commodores, has transferred to a junior college in order to play more.

Pfeifer, a former Farragut standout, is the notable name missing. The quirky, hard-throwing lefthander tossed five shutout innings against Georgia Tech in the winner-take-all Nashville Regional championship last June to help Vanderbilt reach the super regional.

Pfeifer served as coach Tim Corbin's Sunday starter for much of last season while posting a 4-0 record with a 3.68 ERA in 63 2/3 innings (15 appearances, 12 starts). In addition to the regional final, Pfeifer also got the ball for the SEC Championship against LSU.

Vanderbilt, ranked 10th in the Baseball America preseason poll, opens its 2014 campaign on Friday at Long Beach State.

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