2021 Fall Ball Thread

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With 2021 fall ball officially starting September 30th, I thought it would be a good time to start a new thread.

Here's some information and links to articles to set the stage for fall ball (Updated as needed when new info becomes available. Feel free to share info in the thread and I'll try to keep this OP current):

Baseball Announces 2021 Fall Schedule - University of Tennessee Athletics

2021 Fall Baseball Roster: 2022 Baseball Roster - University of Tennessee Athletics

2021 Super Seniors:

Evan Russell
Luc Lipcius
Redmond Walsh

2021 incoming Freshman Class:

Chase Burns RHP 6-4 215 R-R Beech Senior Gallatin TN Tennessee
Christian Moore SS 6-1 200 R-R Suffield Academy Brooklyn NY Tennessee
Grant Cherry RHP 6-3 205 R-R Vestavia Hills Vestavia Hills AL Tennessee
Kruise Newman RHP6-3 198 L-R Logan County Richmond, KY Tennessee
Drew Beam RHP 6-4 200 R-R Blackman Murfreesboro TN Tennessee
James McCracken LHP 6-3 200 R-L Middle TN Christian Murfreesboro TN Tennessee
Blake Burke 1B 6-3 235 L-L De La Salle Brentwood CA Tennessee
Kavares Tears OF 6-0 203 L-L Columbia Academy Lewisburg TN Tennessee
Sam Bassett-Kennedy LHP 6-7 180 L-L Pioneer Ann Arbor MI Tennessee
Gavin Brasosky LHP 6-1 185 L-L Portage Central Kalamazoo MI Tennessee
Wyatt Evans LHP 6-6 222 L-L J L Mann Greenville SC Tennessee
Gerald (Cross) Jumper OF 6-3 210 R-R Jonesboro Jonesboro AR Tennessee
Logan Kimberlin RHP 6-3 180 R-R Eagleville Rockvale TN Tennessee
Andrew Kribbs C 6-1 190 R-R CAK Knoxville TN Tennessee
Ryan Miller C 6-3 200 L-R Dublin Jerome Dublin OH Tennessee
Angus Pence SS 6-1 185 R-R Farragut Knoxville TN Tennessee
Nathan Smith C 6-1 205 R-R Buford Buford GA Tennessee
Fletcher Whitley LHP 6-5 220 L-L Saline Hixson TN Tennessee
Kaleb Meredith LHP 6-0 180 L-L University High Chuckey TN Tennessee
Noah Connelly SS 5-9 155 S-R Ketchikan Ketchikan AK Tennessee

2021 Jucos:

Seth Stephenson (INF Temple College)
Logan Chambers (INF Crowder College)

2021 Transfers:

Seth Halvorsen (RHP from Missouri)
Chase Dollander (RHP from Georgia Southern)

2021 Fall Game Dates:

October 23 vs. Georgia State in Chattanooga, TN (AT&T Field) (2 games) (purchase online tickets) (📞: Lookouts Ticket Office - 423-267-4849) ($ 10 - General Admission)
October 30 vs. Louisiana Tech in Millington, TN (USA Stadium) (purchase online tickets) ($10 General Admission)
November 2 Fall World Series at LNS (5 games open to public)



VQ articles by Ben McKee on the status of the 2022 roster (written prior to the 2021 MLB Draft):


Rocky Top Insider articles written by Ryan Schumpert:

Previous Threads:

Projecting the 2022 lineup
2021 Fall Games
(Updated 7/13) 2021 MLB Draft and Roster Management Discussion Thread

2022 Conference Schedule Announcement:

UT Baseball 2022 Conference Schedule Announced - University of Tennessee Athletics


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With 2021 fall ball officially just around the corner, I thought it would be a good time to start a new thread.

Here's some information and links to articles to set the stage for fall ball (Updated as needed when new info becomes available. Feel free to share info in the thread and I'll try to keep this OP current):

2021 Fall Baseball Roster: 2022 Baseball Roster - University of Tennessee Athletics

2021 Super Seniors:

Evan Russell
Luc Lipcius
Redmond Walsh

2021 incoming Freshman Class:

Chase Burns RHP 6-4 215 R-R Beech Senior Gallatin TN Tennessee
Christian Moore SS 6-1 200 R-R Suffield Academy Brooklyn NY Tennessee
Grant Cherry RHP 6-3 205 R-R Vestavia Hills Vestavia Hills AL Tennessee
Kruise Newman RHP6-3 198 L-R Logan County Richmond, KY Tennessee
Drew Beam RHP 6-4 200 R-R Blackman Murfreesboro TN Tennessee
James McCracken LHP 6-3 200 R-L Middle TN Christian Murfreesboro TN Tennessee
Blake Burke 1B 6-3 235 L-L De La Salle Brentwood CA Tennessee
Kavares Tears OF 6-0 203 L-L Columbia Academy Lewisburg TN Tennessee
Sam Bassett-Kennedy LHP 6-7 180 L-L Pioneer Ann Arbor MI Tennessee
Gavin Brasosky LHP 6-1 185 L-L Portage Central Kalamazoo MI Tennessee
Wyatt Evans LHP 6-6 222 L-L J L Mann Greenville SC Tennessee
Gerald (Cross) Jumper OF 6-3 210 R-R Jonesboro Jonesboro AR Tennessee
Logan Kimberlin RHP 6-3 180 R-R Eagleville Rockvale TN Tennessee
Andrew Kribbs C 6-1 190 R-R CAK Knoxville TN Tennessee
Ryan Miller C 6-3 200 L-R Dublin Jerome Dublin OH Tennessee
Angus Pence SS 6-1 185 R-R Farragut Knoxville TN Tennessee
Nathan Smith C 6-1 205 R-R Buford Buford GA Tennessee
Fletcher Whitley LHP 6-5 220 L-L Saline Hixson TN Tennessee
Kaleb Meredith LHP 6-0 180 L-L University High Chuckey TN Tennessee
Noah Connelly SS 5-9 155 S-R Ketchikan Ketchikan AK Tennessee

2021 Jucos:

Seth Stephenson (INF Temple College)
Logan Chambers (INF Crowder College)

2021 Transfers:

Seth Halvorsen (RHP from Missouri)
Chase Dollander (RHP from Georgia Southern)

2021 Fall Game Dates:

October 23 vs. Georgia State in Chattanooga, TN
October 30 vs. Louisiana Tech in Millington, TN



VQ articles by Ben McKee on the status of the 2022 roster (written prior to the 2021 MLB Draft):


Rocky Top Insider articles written by Ryan Schumpert:

Previous Threads:

2021 Fall Games
(Updated 7/13) 2021 MLB Draft and Roster Management Discussion Thread

2022 Conference Schedule Announcement:

UT Baseball 2022 Conference Schedule Announced - University of Tennessee Athletics


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Edit: Haha, thanks for all the info!
 
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First!

Edit: Haha, thanks for all the info!
(😂) Sure thing! Excited fall ball is almost here. Interested to see how this team comes together.

And here we have an official 2021 Fall Ball schedule announcement:

Baseball Announces 2021 Fall Schedule - University of Tennessee Athletics

October 23: 2 games vs. Georgia State at AT&T Field in Chattanooga.
October 30: Game vs. Louisiana Tech at USA Stadium in Millington, TN.

The 2021 Fall World Series begins Nov. 2 at LNS. Five game series that will be open to the public.
 
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Last I heard, tickets were not on sale for the GSU series in Chattanooga or the LT game at Millington.

Has anyone heard otherwise? Or is there a possibility of the stadium selling tickets?
 
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Last I heard, tickets were not on sale for the GSU series in Chattanooga or the LT game at Millington.

Has anyone heard otherwise? Or is there a possibility of the stadium selling tickets?
Here’s the link to purchase tickets for the LA Tech game in Millington:
The University of Tennessee vs La Tech Great Baseball this @ USA Stadium Millington, TN - October 30th 2021 12:00 pm

Still searching for ticket info for the GA State game. Will update if I find anything. The program’s social media also may have additional info closer to the game.
 
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Last I heard, tickets were not on sale for the GSU series in Chattanooga or the LT game at Millington.

Has anyone heard otherwise? Or is there a possibility of the stadium selling tickets?
I saw this reply on the program's Instagram account about tickets.

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So, we'll know more info closer to game day and tickets will be sold through the stadiums.
 
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CV was on in Hour 1 of Tony Basilio's show this morning. Here is his full interview.


Couple of notes:
  • Talked about roster numbers.
  • Was asked about the catcher position. He said that position was an "all out try out". Said that McCormick was "more of a hitter" and was not with them any longer. Talked about Evan Russell taking up catching during the summer. Evan caught a bit in high school and as a freshman. Also talked about Jared Dickey, a freshman OF last year ,moving behind the plate (Jared lost 50 lbs. in the weight room). Said that several players had good summers ; 5-6 athletic guys could compete for that position. Ideally, would like to have 2-3 players at that position.
  • Talked about new additions to pitching staff (Halversen, Dollander, Burns). Halversen and Dollander both have excellent chances to become starters. He's careful with managing expectations for Burns. As a freshman, there's an acclimation period to the college routine. Burns has a very live arm. All the pitchers will start practicing in the bullpen next week when practice officially starts.
  • Talked about mindsets heading into, and during fall ball.
  • With the fall scrimmages, he wanted to give fans living in other parts of the state opportunities to see the team play so that's why they are playing in Chattanooga and Millington. They are working to schedule a game during the Fall World Series at Smokies Stadium.
  • He had a great time and experience during UT Night at Smokies Stadium. Said Smokies organization embraced the team and were good people.
 
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CV was on in Hour 1 of Tony Basilio's show this morning. Here is the show (Interview is from 18:55-38:33):


Couple of notes:
  • Talked about roster numbers.
  • Was asked about the catcher position. He said that position was an "all out try out". Said that McCormick was "more of a hitter" and was not with them any longer. Talked about Evan Russell taking up catching during the summer. Evan caught a bit in high school and as a freshman. Also talked about Jared Dickey, a freshman OF last year ,moving behind the plate (Jared lost 50 lbs. in the weight room). Said that several players had good summers ; 5-6 athletic guys could compete for that position. Ideally, would like to have 2-3 players at that position.
  • Talked about new additions to pitching staff (Halversen, Dollander, Burns). Halversen and Dollander both have excellent chances to become starters. He's careful with managing expectations for Burns. As a freshman, there's an acclimation period to the college routine. Burns has a very live arm. All the pitchers will start practicing in the bullpen next week when practice officially starts.
  • Talked about mindsets heading into, and during fall ball.
  • With the fall scrimmages, he wanted to give fans living in other parts of the state opportunities to see the team play so that's why they are playing in Chattanooga and Millington. They are working to schedule a game during the Fall World Series at Smokies Stadium.
  • He had a great time and experience during UT Night at Smokies Stadium. Said Smokies organization embraced the team and were good people.
Betcha Randy Boyd enjoyed that last bullet point, seems like a smart move to include that comment.
 
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With 2021 fall ball officially starting September 30th, I thought it would be a good time to start a new thread.

Here's some information and links to articles to set the stage for fall ball (Updated as needed when new info becomes available. Feel free to share info in the thread and I'll try to keep this OP current):

Baseball Announces 2021 Fall Schedule - University of Tennessee Athletics

2021 Fall Baseball Roster: 2022 Baseball Roster - University of Tennessee Athletics

2021 Super Seniors:

Evan Russell
Luc Lipcius
Redmond Walsh

2021 incoming Freshman Class:

Chase Burns RHP 6-4 215 R-R Beech Senior Gallatin TN Tennessee
Christian Moore SS 6-1 200 R-R Suffield Academy Brooklyn NY Tennessee
Grant Cherry RHP 6-3 205 R-R Vestavia Hills Vestavia Hills AL Tennessee
Kruise Newman RHP6-3 198 L-R Logan County Richmond, KY Tennessee
Drew Beam RHP 6-4 200 R-R Blackman Murfreesboro TN Tennessee
James McCracken LHP 6-3 200 R-L Middle TN Christian Murfreesboro TN Tennessee
Blake Burke 1B 6-3 235 L-L De La Salle Brentwood CA Tennessee
Kavares Tears OF 6-0 203 L-L Columbia Academy Lewisburg TN Tennessee
Sam Bassett-Kennedy LHP 6-7 180 L-L Pioneer Ann Arbor MI Tennessee
Gavin Brasosky LHP 6-1 185 L-L Portage Central Kalamazoo MI Tennessee
Wyatt Evans LHP 6-6 222 L-L J L Mann Greenville SC Tennessee
Gerald (Cross) Jumper OF 6-3 210 R-R Jonesboro Jonesboro AR Tennessee
Logan Kimberlin RHP 6-3 180 R-R Eagleville Rockvale TN Tennessee
Andrew Kribbs C 6-1 190 R-R CAK Knoxville TN Tennessee
Ryan Miller C 6-3 200 L-R Dublin Jerome Dublin OH Tennessee
Angus Pence SS 6-1 185 R-R Farragut Knoxville TN Tennessee
Nathan Smith C 6-1 205 R-R Buford Buford GA Tennessee
Fletcher Whitley LHP 6-5 220 L-L Saline Hixson TN Tennessee
Kaleb Meredith LHP 6-0 180 L-L University High Chuckey TN Tennessee
Noah Connelly SS 5-9 155 S-R Ketchikan Ketchikan AK Tennessee

2021 Jucos:

Seth Stephenson (INF Temple College)
Logan Chambers (INF Crowder College)

2021 Transfers:

Seth Halvorsen (RHP from Missouri)
Chase Dollander (RHP from Georgia Southern)

2021 Fall Game Dates:

October 23 vs. Georgia State in Chattanooga, TN (AT&T Field) (2 games) (purchase online tickets) (📞: Lookouts Ticket Office - 423-267-4849) ($ 10 - General Admission)
October 30 vs. Louisiana Tech in Millington, TN (USA Stadium) (purchase online tickets) ($10 General Admission)
November 2 Fall World Series at LNS (5 games open to public)



VQ articles by Ben McKee on the status of the 2022 roster (written prior to the 2021 MLB Draft):


Rocky Top Insider articles written by Ryan Schumpert:

Previous Threads:

Projecting the 2022 lineup
2021 Fall Games
(Updated 7/13) 2021 MLB Draft and Roster Management Discussion Thread

2022 Conference Schedule Announcement:

UT Baseball 2022 Conference Schedule Announced - University of Tennessee Athletics


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