A Vanderbilt baseball signee from Parsons, Tenn., died Tuesday as the result of an apparent suicide.
Stephen Gant, a senior at Riverside High School, was pronounced dead on Tuesday, Vanderbilt spokesperson Kyle Parkinson confirmed.
"This stops you right in your tracks,” VU coach Tim Corbin said in a release from the university's athletics department. “These are life occurrences that can't be explained ... there are no 'do-overs.'
"We are all deeply saddened for Gloria, Tony, his brothers and sister as well as the many friends that Stephen had. All we can do is be supportive for the family and be there for them."
The Commodores are scheduled to host Tennessee-Martin, 6:30 p.m. at Hawkins Field.
According to a report in the Jackson Sun, Gant’s body was found on the side of the road in Perry County from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Gant was the Sun’s three-time baseball year, and was projected as a first-round pick in the upcoming Major League Baseball draft.