2023 Tennessee baseball season preview: Chase Burns

Opening day for Tennessee baseball is slated for Feb. 17.

The Vols will play in the 2023 MLB Desert Invitational in Arizona Feb. 17-19. The MLB Desert Invitational field will consist of Tennessee, Arizona, Fresno State, Michigan State and San Diego.

Tennessee’s 2023 baseball schedule

The 2023 season will be Tennessee’s sixth under head coach Tony Vitello. Vitello has compiled a 191–77 (71–49 SEC) record as the Vols’ head coach.

Tennessee won the Southeastern Conference East division for the second consecutive season, the league regular-season and tournament championships in 2022.

The Vols were a No. 1 overall national seed in the NCAA Tournament, winning the Knoxville regional and advancing to the Knoxville super regional.

Tennessee was ranked No. 1 in the USA TODAY Sports baseball coaches poll for 10 consecutive weeks (March 28-May 30) during the 2022 season.

Ahead of the 2023 season, Vols Wire previews the upcoming campaign. Below are statistics for pitcher Chase Burns entering the 2023 season.

Appearances

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  • 17 appearances in 2022 (14 starts, zero complete games, zero shutouts)

Record

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  • 8-2 record in 2022

Innings pitched

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  • 80.1 innings pitched in 2022

Strikeouts

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  • 103 strikeouts in 2022

Earned runs

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  • 26 earned runs allowed in 2022 (31 runs total, 2.91 ERA)

Walks

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  • 25 walks in 2022

Hits

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  • 65 hits allowed in 2022 (12 doubles, zero triples, 13 home runs)

Story originally appeared on Vols Wire