Vanderbilt Magazine

Floating on Air: Celebration follows walk-off home run in inaugural Smashville Showdown charity softball game

Jonathan Vastine, No. 13, a sophomore infielder on the baseball team, celebrated a walk-off home run during the inaugural Smashville Showdown charity softball game—featuring a mix of Nashville Predators players and Vanderbilt student-athletes—at Hawkins Field on Sept. 19. Waiting at home plate were the rest of Team Ville, who claimed the 14–11 victory over Team Smash, as well as members of the Nolensville Little League baseball team, far left, recently returned from the Little League World Series. Proceeds from the Smashville Showdown, which also included a home run derby, benefited the Vandy United Fund and the Nashville Predators Foundation.

Photo by Karlee Sell