TRIO OF VOLS EARN ALL-AMERICA HONORS FROM D1BASEBALL.COM
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TRIO OF VOLS EARN ALL-AMERICA HONORS FROM D1BASEBALL.COM

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee had three players earn D1Baseball.com All-America honors on Wednesday as Blake BurkeChristian Moore and Dylan Dreiling were all recognized for their impressive seasons for the national champion Volunteers.

Burke and Moore were both tabbed as first-team selections while Dreiling was named a third-team pick by the publication.

With his selection at first base, Burke earned his fifth first-team All-America honor this season, becoming the second UT player to do so in the Tony Vitello era, joining pitcher Chase Dollander (2022). Burke is now a member of an exclusive group of Volunteers to garner first-team acclaim from five or more outlets, joining the likes of program legends Todd Helton (1995), Jeff Pickler (1998), Chris Burke (2001) and Luke Hochevar (2005), along with Dollander.

The California native had the best season of his collegiate career, leading the nation with 30 doubles and finishing second in the country with 108 hits. The junior slugger’s 30 doubles are tied for the most in program history while his 108 hits rank fifth most in Tennessee single-season history. Burke also posted career highs in batting average (.379), runs (74), home runs (20), RBIs (61), walks (35), total bases (200) and stolen bases (11).

Moore received first-team honors in the designated hitter spot and has garnered All-America acclaim from all five major outlets this season, including three first-team selections after having one of the greatest single seasons in program history.

The junior second baseman became just the third player in Southeastern Conference history to win the Triple Crown with his stats in league play, leading the SEC with a .429 batting average, 20 home runs and 41 RBIs in conference play while also leading the league with 57 hits and 123 total bases.

Moore finished the year as the nation’s leader in hits (111) and total bases (236) while also ranking in the top-25 nationally in home runs (3rd – 34), runs (t-8th – 83) and slugging percentage (14th – .797).

Moore’s numbers from this season rank in the top 10 in UT single-season annals in multiple categories, including first in home runs (34), first in total bases (236), first in extra-base hits (55), second in hits (111), third in runs (83), seventh in slugging percentage (.797) and seventh in RBIs (74).

Dreiling rounded out the group with his first-career All-America selection, earning third-team honors. The Kansas native had a monster sophomore season, hitting .341 with 19 doubles, 23 home runs and a team-leading 75 RBIs, which rank sixth most in program history. The first-team All-SEC outfielder also led the Big Orange with 53 walks and a .459 on-base percentage.

Dreiling saved his best performances for the biggest moments, earning Most Outstanding Player honors at the Men’s College World Series after leading the team with a .542 batting average, three home runs and 11 RBIs during the Vols’ championship run in Omaha. In the championship series, Dreiling went 7-for-12 with four runs and seven RBIs and became the first player in MCWS history to homer in all three games of the finals.

The complete D1Baseball.com All-America teams can be found HERE and a full listing of Tennessee’s postseason All-America honors can be found below.

Tennessee 2024 All-America Honors

Drew Beam – Jr. – RHP
NCBWA – 3rd Team

Blake Burke – Jr. – 1B
D1Baseball.com – 1st Team (1B)
ABCA – 1st Team (1B)
Baseball America – 1st Team (1B)
NCBWA – 1st Team (1B)
Perfect Game – 1st Team (1B)

AJ Causey – Jr. – RHP
ABCA – 3rd Team (P)
NCBWA – 3rd Team (RP)
Perfect Game – 3rd Team (SP)

Dylan Dreiling – So. – OF
D1Baseball.com – 3rd Team (OF)

Dylan Loy – Fr. – LHP
NCBWA – Freshman 2nd Team (RP)

Christian Moore – Jr. – 2B
D1Baseball.com – 1st Team (1B)
Baseball America – 1st Team (DH)
Perfect Game – 1st Team (IF)
ABCA – 2nd Team (2B)
NBWA – 2nd Team (2B)

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