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Tennessee's Chase Burns named NCBWA Freshman Pitcher of the Year

The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association released its Freshman All-American team on Monday. Vol freshmen Drew Beam and Chase Burns were honored.
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Tennessee pitcher Chase Burns named Collegiate Baseball's Freshman of the Year

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee baseball's Chase Burns was named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Freshman Pitcher of the Year on Tuesday.

The NCBWA released its 2022 Freshman All-American team on Monday and Burns along with teammate Drew Beam were on it.

Burns posted a 2.91 earn run average in his freshman campaign. He won eight games for the Vols and in 17 appearances, Burns struck out 103 batters. He averaged roughly six strikeouts per game.

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Burns was also named to the 2022 Collegiate Baseball All-American third team, All-SEC second team, and SEC All-Freshman team. 

Beam posted a 2.72 ERA in his freshman season. He won eight games for the Vols. In 16 appearances, Beam struck out 62 batters. 

Beam was named the 2022 SEC Freshman of the Year, All-SEC second team, and All-SEC Freshman team.

The duo helped lead Tennessee to a historic 57-9 record. 

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