The Tennessee Vols baseball program and head coach Tony Vitello got some important news on Tuesday, August 2nd. They got back a key piece of their bullpen from last season. RHP Camden Sewell announced that he will be returning to Knoxville for his fifth collegiate season. Sewell is a vital piece to the pitching staff after the Vols lost Ben Joyce, Blade Tidwell, Will Mabrey, and Mark McLaughlin to the MLB Draft.

Sewell will most likely see bullpen work most of the time once again this season. He could see some midweek spot starts throughout the season too, though. The Vols have their entire starting weekend rotation returning next season. Drew Beam, Chase Burns, and Chase Dollander will all be back.

Sewell went 7-1 last season with a 2.52 ERA in 50.0 innings. He struck out 42 hitters and walked just eight. Opponents hit .221 against the righty for the Vols.

Expect him and his breaking ball to play a key role next year for the Tennessee Vols. Even more than that, Sewell is a key piece of leadership for the program. He’s been one of the most consistent forces out of thew bullpen for Tennessee, and he has helped developed some of their best arms over the past few seasons.

Sewell chose Tony Vitello and the Vols program over a lifelong profession or MLB opportunity because he knows how special the program can be going forward under Vitello. The comradery and culture instilled in the Vols has meant a lot to him, clearly. Sewell did not want to regret missing one final season with Tennessee, so he chose to come back. The Vols and Vitello will certainly be happy to have him.

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