Big Orange dingers: Tennessee breaks program record for home runs
Tennessee has largely leaned on the home run this season as it’s comfortably sat at the No. 1 ranking in the Baseball America poll for 6 weeks.
The Vols have mashed so much, they reached a new program record thanks to a rocket shot off the bat of Logan Steenstra, who hit a solo home run on Tuesday night against Alabama A&M for Tennessee’s 108th of the season, the record. That made the score 14-1 in the game as the Vols quickly set the record with yet another huge game at the plate.
Tennessee launched 6 home runs on Friday to reach the century mark for the season. After they hit 3 more home runs on Saturday and Sunday, the Vols entered Tuesday’s contest already with an NCAA-leading 103 long balls this season, 8 more than second-place Old Dominion (95) and 17 more than third-place Texas (86). The Vols needed, and thanks to Steenstra’s blast, got 5 more home runs to break the current single-season program record of 107 set back in 1998.
The Vols came into Tuesday’s game with an eye-popping 5 players who had double digit home runs already this season.
Steenstra with a 🚀 to left and Tennessee has hit its 108th home run of the year, breaking the program record.
— Tennessee Baseball (@Vol_Baseball) May 4, 2022
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