Ben Joyce Makes Return to East Tennessee in Minor League Play

Ben Joyce

For the first time since the Knoxville Super Regionals back in June, former Vol relief pitcher Ben Joyce returned to a mound in east Tennessee this week as his Rocket City Trash Pandas opened a six-game series with the Tennessee Smokies on Tuesday. The visiting Trash Pandas defeated the Smokies to open the series on […]

Estimated Signing Bonus For Tennessee Players Selected In MLB Draft

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Tennessee broke a program record with 10 players selected in the 20-round MLB Draft this week. Nine of those 10 players were selected in the first 10 rounds of the draft, giving us an idea of there potential signing bonuses. Each year, the MLB creates a “slot value” for every pick in the first 10 […]

BREAKING: Ben Joyce Selected in the Third Round of MLB Draft

Ben Joyce MLB Draft

The Los Angeles Angels selected Tennessee reliever Ben Joyce with the 89th pick in the third round of the 2023 MLB Draft on Monday afternoon. Joyce is the fifth Tennessee player selected in the 2022 MLB Draft joining Drew Gilbert, Jordan Beck, Blade Tidwell, and Trey Lipscomb. Taken with the 89th pick in the draft, […]

Joyce Brother Joining Tennessee Baseball Program

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Zach Joyce — the twin brother of Tennessee pitcher Ben Joyce — is joining the Tennessee baseball team for the 2023 season, VR2’s Jake Nichols first reported and a UT spokesperson confirmed Friday morning. Zach committed to Tennessee with his brother out of Walters State after posting a 1.15 ERA in 15.2 innings pitched during […]

Georgia Takes Series Finale Over Tennessee

After Tennessee won the first two games of the series, Georgia took Saturday’s series finale at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. Tony Vitello mixed up his weekend rotation as missed opportunities and a huge Georgia seventh inning led to an, 8-3, Bulldog victory. Here’s everything to know about the series finale. Joyce Earns First Start Of The […]

Breaking Down Ben Joyce’s Dynamite Pitching Day

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If you haven’t seen it by now, Tennessee pitcher Ben Joyce rewrote the history book on Sunday in Knoxville. During the seventh inning of Tennessee’s win against Auburn, Joyce delivered a 105.5 mile per hour fastball to the plate, thus setting a record for the new fastest pitch in college baseball history. As soon as […]

Joyce’s ‘Historic’ Outing Just The Start For The ‘Volunteer Fireman’

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Tony Vitello asked the kids lining the first base line asking for autographs to wait for him as he strolled to the gathered media in the right field following the Vols’, 5-3, series clinching win over No. 19 Auburn at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. “How about Ben Joyce?” Vitello said before his postgame media scrum began. […]

Tennessee’s Ben Joyce Records Fastest Pitch in College Baseball History

Ben Joyce

There’s officially a new college baseball record holder in Knoxville, Tennessee. On Sunday afternoon, during Tennessee’s game against Auburn, Tennessee relief pitcher Ben Joyce threw the fastest pitch in college baseball history. While dealing to the Tigers on the mound in the seventh inning in front of a roaring Tennessee crowd, Joyce hauled back and […]