The Tennessee Vols baseball program had a special 2022. It didn’t end how they imagined, but a lot of players set records or had phenomenal production all season long. Accordingly, awards have been sprinkled throughout the roster since the end of the season for the Vols. The core of Chase Dollander, Chase Burns, Trey Lipscomb, and Drew Gilbert all received All-America team honors from D1 Baseball.
— Tennessee Baseball (@Vol_Baseball) June 24, 2022
Trey Lipscomb and Drew Gilbert were both third-team All-America selections by D1 Baseball. Lipscomb was largely considered one of the favorites for SEC Player of the Year. Although, he did not take home that award. Drew Gilbert was fourth in the SEC in RBI, while Lipscomb led the conference in that category. Lipscomb had 84 RBI, third-most in program history.
.@DavidDellucci‘s Hitter of the Year:
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) May 23, 2022
As for the pitchers, Dollander won SEC Pitcher of the Year already, and Burns was named Freshman Pitcher of the Year by the NCBWA. Dollander was selected to the first-team via D1 Baseball, his fifth All-America first-team honor. The top two Vols starters were two of the most dominant pitchers in the country all season.
Dollander led the country in WHIP with one at just 0.80. Burns became just the second pitcher in Vols history to be named to four different All-America teams. The other is former MLB AL Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey.
Chase Dollander, 98mph ⛽️ and 🔥 K strut. pic.twitter.com/m4cxtztR1v
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) May 28, 2022
These performances by these Vols players among others shouldn’t be overlooked. They each had a special season, and the awards continue to roll in for them.