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Tennessee Baseball Chasing Historic Grand Slam Record

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Tennessee Baseball 1B Blake Burke. Photo By Ian Cox/Tennessee Baseball

With Blake Burke’s 406-foot grand slam in the second inning of Tennessee’s midweek game on Tuesday night, the Vols are now one step closer to a historic mark in college baseball.

According to Tennessee sports information director Bill Martin on Twitter, Burke’s grand slam on Tuesday ties Tennessee with five other teams for the fifth-most grand slams in a single season of NCAA baseball (10).

Arizona State hit 14 grand slams during their 68-game season in 2003 while Oklahoma State hit 12 during their 66-game season in 1996. UCLA and Oklahoma State are tied for the third spot with 11 grand slams, the Bruins doing so during their 67-game season in 1997 and the Cowboys accomplishing the feat in their 65-game season in 1995.

What’s perhaps most impressive about Tennessee’s 10 grand slams is that they have come in just 37 games this year. The Vols still have 25+ games that they could reasonably play this season, only looking for five more to take the top spot in college baseball history.

Here’s a look at all 10 of Tennessee’s grand slams this season through the first 37 games:

March 5 (Kansas State) – Dean Curley

March 9 (Illinois) – Reese Chapman

March 10 (Illinois) – Robin Villeneuve

March 12 (Eastern Kentucky) – Cal Stark

March 24 (Ole Miss) – Billy Amick

March 30 (Georgia) – Dyllan Dreiling

March 30 (Georgia) – Dalton Bargo

April 6 (Auburn) – Christian Moore

April 7 (Auburn) – Cal Stark

April 17 (Bellarmine) – Blake Burke

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Here’s a look at Tennessee’s Top 10 home-run leaders through the first 37 games:

1. Christian Moore – 15

2. Blake Burke – 14

3. Dylan Dreiling – 13

4. Billy Amick – 12

4. Kavares Tears – 12

6. Dean Curley – 9

7. Dalton Bargo – 6

7. Reese Chapman – 6

9. Robin Villeneuve – 5

10. Hunter Ensley – 4

With a 20-5 win over Bellarmine on Tuesday night in Knoxville, Tennessee will now turn their attention north. The No. 4 Vols will travel to Lexington to take on No. 3 Kentucky in a massive three-game series on Friday night, Saturday afternoon, and Sunday afternoon.

Stay tuned to Rocky Top Insider for more complete coverage of the Vols series from Lexington.

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