Vols in summer baseball update — July 13

Tennessee freshman first baseman Blake Burke (Photo: Brianna Paciorka, Knoxville News Sentinel)


1B Blake Burke – Heraldsburg Prune Packers
Season Stats: 22 GP, .280 AVG, 19 R, 21 H, 4 2B, 4 HR, 27 RBI, 12 BB, .493 SLG, .402 OBP
Been an everyday player for the Packers, seeing time both as the DH and the left fielder.

OF Hunter Ensley – Santa Barbara Foresters
Season Stats: 15 GP, .373 AVG, 8 R, 19 H, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 15 RBI, 4 BB, 7 SB, .490 SLG, .431 OBP
Had a massive week, going 6-for-13 with a home run, coming on July 9, and seven RBIs. Broke out against Walnut Creek on July 8, posting a 4-for-5 day with four driven in. Also added three stolen bases against the Lincoln Potters in his most recent game, played on Sunday. Ranks third on the team in average, fourth in slugging and fifth in on-base percentage.

RHP Hollis Fanning – Walnut Creek Crawdads
Season Stats: 6 APP, 3 GS, 1-1, 0 SV, 3.22 ERA, 30.2 IP, 13 R, 11 ER, 30 H, 3 BB, 19 K, 1.08 WHIP
Put together another very strong start Saturday (7/9) at Santa Barbara, throwing eight innings, allowing just two earned runs and eight hits while striking out four, even though he took the loss.

OF Kavares Tears – Walnut Creek Crawdads
Season Stats: 20 GP, .243 AVG, 10 R, 18 H, 3 2B, 3 HR, 17 RBI, 6 BB, .405 SLG, .300 OBP
Logged two multi-hit games in the last week, starting with a 2-for-5 game against the Cal Bees where he drove in three, doubled, scored a run and stole a base. Rounded out the week with a 3-for-6 game at Solano (7/12) where he doubled, scored two runs and drove in a pair in a 16-3 victory.

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