Kavares Tears hits first home run with Walnut Creek Crawdads

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Tennessee freshman outfielder and first baseman Kavares Tears is playing in the California Collegiate League.

Tears debuted for the Walnut Creek Crawdads on June 12.

He hit his first home run June 14 against the Sonoma Stompers. The 6-foot, 200-pound Tears is 1-for-11 with one home run, one RBI, one run and one walk in four contests.

Tears redshirted during the 2022 season at Tennessee. He came to the Vols from Columbia Academy in Columbia, Tennessee.

Tennessee (57-9, 25-5 SEC) concluded its 2022 season on June 12.

The Vols advanced to the NCAA Tournament Super Regional and were ranked No. 1 in the USA TODAY Sports baseball coaches poll for 10 consecutive weeks (March 28-May 30).