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Christian Moore Ties Tennessee Baseball’s Single Season Home Run Record

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Christian Moore tied Tennessee baseball’s single-season home run record on Tuesday with his sixth inning home run against Belmont.

The long ball was Moore’s 24th of the season tying him with Sonny Cortez’s 24 home run 1998 season. Moore now has three regular season games and however many postseason games Tennessee plays to take the outright single-season home run lead.

Moore’s sixth inning home run expanded Tennessee’s lead to 9-0 over the Bruins as they look to earn the run-rule victory.

Tennessee’s junior second baseman is already the Vols’ career home run leader with 51 homers over the course of his three-year career. Moore hit 10 home runs his freshman season, 17 home runs in his sophomore season and is now at 24 home runs in his junior season.

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Perhaps the most impressive part of Moore’s monster junior season is that he’s done the bulk of his damage in SEC play. He’s hit 17 home runs in SEC games and is hitting .413 with 38 RBIs during conference play.

Moore is in the midst of a career home run record race with fellow junior Blake Burke over the course of the season. But Moore has taken control of the race in recent weeks and now has six more career home runs than Burke (45). Luc Lipcius held the previous record with 41 career home runs.

The Brooklyn native has a chance to break the single-season home run record on Thursday when Tennessee faces South Carolina at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

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