Seven Tennessee Players Named to All-American Teams

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Perfect Game has announced its 2022 college baseball All-American rosters on Wednesday, with seven Tennessee Volunteers players selected to the mix.

Tennessee pitcher Chase Dollander is a First Team All-American, while outfielder Drew Gilbert and second baseman Jorel Ortega were both named Second Team All-American selections. Lastly, rounding out the four, Tennessee third baseman Trey Lipscomb has been named a Third Team All-American.

Tennessee freshman pitchers Chase Burns and Drew Beam were named Freshman First Team All-American selections, while first baseman Blake Burke came away with a Freshman Third Team All-American spot.

In addition, Tennessee’s Tony Vitello has also been named Perfect Game’s National Coach of the Year for a second consecutive season.

Tennessee’s core group has come away with a number of awards since the 2022 season ended, including recognitions from inside the conference and from around the nation. Here is a look at Tennessee’s award collection:

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Tennessee 3B Trey Lipscomb. Photo by Ric Butler/Rocky Top Insider.

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Head Coach Tony Vitello

  • SEC Coach of the Year
  • National Coach of the Year by Perfect Game

RHP Chase Dollander

  • SEC Pitcher of the Year
  • First Team All-SEC
  • First Team All-American by Perfect Game

RHP Drew Beam

  • SEC Freshman of the Year
  • Second Team All-SEC
  • Freshman All-SEC Team
  • First Team Freshman All-American by Perfect Game

RHP Chase Burns

  • Second Team All-SEC
  • Freshman All-SEC Team
  • First Team Freshman All-American by Perfect Game

1B Blake Burke

  • Freshman All-SEC Team
  • Second Team Freshman All-American by Perfect Game

2B Jorel Ortega

  • Second Team All-American by Perfect Game

3B Trey Lipscomb

  • First Team All-SEC
  • Third Team All-American by Perfect Game

OF Drew Gilbert

  • First Team All-SEC
  • SEC All-Defensive Team
  • Second Team All-American by Perfect Game

The full list of 2022 Perfect Game All-America selections can be found here. Additionally, the full list of 2022 SEC awards can be found here.

Season Statistics:

Chase Dollander

  • 10-0, 2.39 ERA, 79 IP, 50 hits, 108 strikeouts, 13 walks, .175 opponent batting average

Drew Beam

  • 8-1, 2.72 ERA, 76 IP, 50 hits, 62 strikeouts, 21 walks, .186 OBA

Chase Burns

  • 8-2, 2.91 ERA, 80.1 IP, 65 hits, 103 strikeouts, 25 walks, .216 OBA

Blake Burke

  • .326 ERA, .407 OBP, .474 SLG, 38 hits, 28 runs, 3 doubles, 2 triples, 6 home runs, 14 RBIs, 8 stolen bases

Jorel Ortega

  • .323 ERA, .398 OBP, .672 SLG, 76 hits, 57 runs, 20 doubles, 4 triples, 18 home runs, 61 RBIs, 3 stolen bases

Trey Lipscomb

  • .355 ERA, .428 OBP, .717 SLG, 89 hits, 68 runs, 19 doubles, 3 triples, 22 home runs, 84 RBIs, 4 stolen bases

Drew Gilbert

  • .362 ERA, .455 OBP, .673 SLG, 72 hits, 60 runs, 21 doubles, 4 triples, 11 home runs, 70 RBIs, 4 stolen bases
Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.