Tennessee's Chase Burns honored as national Freshman of the Year
The accolades keep rolling in for Chase Burns. The standout Tennessee pitcher was named B1Baseball.com’s Freshman of the Year on Friday.
🏆FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR🏆
— Kendall Rogers (@KendallRogers) July 8, 2022
It’s the third national honor recognizing Burns for his sensational freshman season. He was also named the NCBWA Freshman National Pitcher of the Year and the Collegiate Baseball National Co-Freshman Player of the Year.
Burns, from Gallatin, Tennessee, was dominant on the mound as the Friday night starter for the 2022 SEC champions. He posted an 8-2 record with a 2.91 ERA and 103 strikeouts, a K mark that ranks third in program history for freshmen.
Burns was one of the SEC’s top pitchers in numerous statistical categories, including strikeouts per 9 innings (3rd – 11.54), ERA (5th – 2.91), strikeouts (5th – 103), wins (t-5th – 8) and strikeout-to-walk ratio (5th – 4.12).
UT fans can look forward to 2 more seasons of Burns before he’s eligible to re-enter the MLB Draft.
Tennessee online sports betting officially launched on November 1, 2020, and many of the largest sportsbooks are live and operating in the volunteer state. Tennessee is only one of a handful of SEC football states with legalized sports betting.