Tennessee Baseball Record Chasing Entering NCAA Tournament

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The Tennessee baseball team is far from concerned about the record books as it begins NCAA Tournament play Friday night at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. However, the Vols are knocking on the door of a number of program records ahead of the Knoxville Regional.

The 2022 Vols already have the most home runs, walks and extra base hits in program history and Evan Russell and Redmond Walsh have already reached a share of program records.

Let’s take a look at where this Tennessee baseball team sits in the program’s record book at the start of the NCAA Tournament.

Team Season Records

Home Runs 

Record: 141 (2022)

Previous Record: 107 (1998)

Extra base hits

Record: 304 (2022)

Previous Record: 271 (1998)

Walks

Record: 358 (2022)

Previous Record: 350 (1998)

Runs

2022 Vols: 561

Program Record: 566 (1998)

Doubles

2022 Vols: 143

Program Record: 156 (2005)

Slugging Percentage

2022 Vols: .604

Program Record: .581 (1998)

Opponents Batting Average

2022 Vols: .193

Program Record: .207 (1966)

Team ERA

2022 Vols: 2.35

* Program Record: 2.62 (1970)

* The 2020 team finished the COVID-19 shortened season with a 2.01 ERA

Career Records

Home Runs

Tied 1st: Todd Helton 32

Tied 1st: Evan Russell 32

3rd: Luc Lipcius 32

Games Played

1st: Pete Derkay 229

2nd: Evan Russell 228

Saves

Tied 1st: Todd Helton 23

Tied 1st: Redmond Walsh 23

ERA

1st: Jimmy Lee 1.85

2nd: Redmond Walsh 1.86

Individual Season Records

Home runs

1st: Sonny Cortez 24 (1998)

2nd: Cody Hawn 22 (2009)

3rd: Trey Lipscomb 21 (2022)

Runs Batted In

1st: Todd Helton 92 (1995)

2nd: Sonny Cortez 87 (1998)

3rd: Cody Hawn 81 (2009)

4th: Todd Helton 80 (1994)

5th: Trey Lipscomb 77 (2022)

Freshman Records

Home runs

Tied 1st: J.P. Arencibia 14 (2005)

Tied 1st: Alan Cockrell 14 (1985)

Tied 3rd: Kentrail Davis 13 (2008)

Tied 3rd: Kurt Keene 13 (1997)

5th: Blake Burke 12 (2022)

Strikeouts

1st: James Adkins 135 (2005)

2nd: Bryan Morgado 104 (2008)

3rd: Chase Burns 99 (2022)

Ryan Schumpert is a senior at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since the moment he stepped on campus. He just completed a three-year stint with the Daily Beacon, the last two of which as the Sports Editor. Ryan also spent last three years at Volquest providing strong Tennessee baseball coverage of Tony Vitello's resurgent program. While the bulk of Ryan's responsibilities involved beat coverage and writing, he also recorded podcasts for both the Beacon and Volquest. Did we leave out the part about Ryan interning for the Smokies? Ryan's work ethic, versatility, and strong writing skills are but three of the reasons why Vol Nation will be hearing from Ryan for years to come.