Series begins Thursday night at 6 p.m.
Friday and Saturday contest will air live on FSMidwest Plus in Missouri.
Six unanswered runs for Vanderbilt over the game's final four innings were the difference.
Tigers will honor 1954 CWS Championship team Saturday.
Missouri Baseball vs. SEMO
Missouri Baseball vs. Milwaukee
Missouri vs Southern Mississippi
Missouri vs. Truman State
Appeared in 20 games out of the bullpen, earning a 2-1 record with a 5.26 ERA over 25.2 innings pitched.
Gave up 15 runs, eight earned runs, 21 hits, and eight walks, while striking out 17 hitters.
Led the team in opposition batting average at .216.
Hitters hit 6-for-33 (.182) with two-outs and left-handed hitters hit 6-for-34 (.176) against Phillips.
Picked up a pair of wins in the season-opening weekend at McNeese State.
Had an 8.44 ERA in 10 appearances, spanning 10.2 innings.
He struck out 10 batters against just two walks but allowed 18 hits and three doubles in his 10.2 innings.
Seven of his 10 appearances were scoreless innings, but the three in which he gave up runs were big innings and inflated his ERA.
Compiled a 7-3 overall record with a 1.72 ERA and 55 strikeouts while hitting .394 with a homer and 12 RBI in his senior season at Rock Bridge High School under the instruction of head coach Justin Towe.
In his career at Rock Bridge, Phillips went 28-7 with a 1.70 ERA and 213 strikeouts while batting .407 with four homers and 57 RBI.
First team All-District selection in all four years of high school (2009-12) and was a first team All-State honoree in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
2010 MaxPreps All-American.
Guided Rick Bridge to a District Championship in in 2009, 2010 and 2012 and Sectional Championships in both 2009 and 2010.
Helped Rock Bridge finish fourth at State in 2009.
Member of National Honors Society.
Presidential Excellence Award recipient in 2009.
Born Sept. 6, 1993, to mother LeeAnn Phillips in Columbia, Mo.
Uncle, Lenny, played with Mickey Mantle in the minor leagues.
Brother, Justin, is a Mizzou graduate (2011) and is pursuing a professional umpiring career.
Is a die-hard St. Louis Cardinals fan.
Is a very talented musician and can play the guitar, piano and drums.
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