In the bottom of the fifth inning in Tennessee’s game against Alabama on Sunday, senior infielder Trey Lipscomb took an 0-2 pitch for a ride out of the park, flipping the bat on the way out of the box.
The home run was a monster shot over the left-center wall, but the celebration caught the eye of a former NFL player.
Former NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III tweeted a shoutout to Tennessee’s Trey Lipscomb on Sunday afternoon, specifically calling out the senior’s bat flip.
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) April 17, 2022
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“Call me impressed,” VFL Todd Helton said in disbelief on the broadcast. “That is a bomb.”
In addition, Twitter user Josh Hazelwood quote tweeted Griffin, saying, “RGIII.. Trey Lipscomb fan. Noted.”
Griffin would then go on to retweet Hazlewood, seemingly doubling down on his shoutout to Lipscomb.
Lipscomb finished Tennessee’s three-game series against Alabama with six hits, six runs batted in, and two home runs – both of which came during Sunday’s series-deciding finale.
In 36 game appearances this year, Trey Lipscomb has 50 hits, 57 RBIs, and 15 home runs on 135 trips to the plate.
Robert Griffin is the second professional athlete to shout out a Tennessee player in the last month or so. Following Tennessee’s SEC Tournament victory on Mar. 13, Memphis Grizzlies star guard Ja Morant threw out some love to Vols freshman Kennedy Chandler. In addition to Morant and Griffin, though, RTI’s Ryan Schumpert also spoke with Chicago Cubs’ pitcher Ethan Roberts last week, who has a great relationship with Tennessee pitcher Will Mabrey.
la brudda 🖤🤝 https://t.co/ufIV8MeKM5
— Ja Morant (@JaMorant) March 13, 2022