Tennessee baseball catcher Evan Russell is now the program’s all-time chief in game titles played, with his 230th visual appearance coming in the Knoxville Regional final in opposition to Georgia Tech on Sunday.

He passed the mark established by previous teammate Pete Derkay, who served in a utility function for coach Tony Vitello from 2017-21.

Russell, a graduate college student who accomplished a master’s degree in agricultural management, instruction and communication, has been a continuous presence considering that arriving in 2018. Related to Derkay, Russell’s flexibility has been a must have to Vitello. Russell played most of his baseball in the outfield, but the 2022 period has been his initial behind the plate.

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Russell is also tied for the program’s vocation dwelling run file at 38, a mark he shares with Todd Helton, just one of the most revered players in staff history.

The Vols are heavy favorites to reach and get the College Earth Series this period.

Alberto Camargo is a sporting activities intern with the Knoxville-News Sentinel. Make contact with him at [email protected] or observe him on Twitter @albaretoe.

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