Derek  Lance

17Derek Lance


Knoxville, Tenn.

High School:
Bearden HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 175



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2015 - JUNIOR
•Lance appeared in 23 games for the Vols in 2015, hitting .173 with three doubles, two RBIs and nine runs scored.
•Had a 3-for-4 outing against Missouri, scoring one run and stealing a base (April 10).
•Notched an RBI in the series opener at Ole Miss (April 3).
• Went 1-for-4 at Vanderbilt, hitting his third double of the season (March 29).
•Scored once, hitting 1-for-4, against Vanderbilt (March 28).
•Pinch ran against Austin Peay, stealing base once and scoring once (March 17).
•Recorded his second double of the season against Morehead State on March 11, going 1-for-2.
•Hit his first double of the season at UC Irvine (Feb. 27).
•Went 1-for-4 with one run scored at Belmont (Feb. 25).
•Went 3-for-5 with one RBI during a 6-0 win over Lipscomb (Feb. 20).
•Started and hit in the two-hole during all three games at Florida International, going 1-for-4 with one run scored during the season opener (Feb. 13).

•Played in 32 games for the Vols, making 13 starts in right field and eight in center field.
•Finished his second season as a Vol, hitting .291 with three doubles, two home runs, 11 runs scored and 17 RBIs.
•Recorded his first hit of the 2014 campaign on Feb. 28 against Quinnipiac.
•Went 2-for-4 with one double, two runs scored and four RBIs in 10-9 victory over Vanderbilt (April 5).
•Hit his first collegiate home run during a 7-0 victory against Vanderbilt (April 6).
•Cleared the bases with a pinch-hit three RBI double during an 8-7 loss at LSU (April 25).
•Blasted his second home run of his career during a 6-3 win at LSU (April 26).
•Went 3-for-9 (.333) with one double, one home run, one walk, three runs scored and six RBIs during the series at LSU (April 25-27).
•Recorded a 3-for-4, three runs scored, two RBI performance on May 2 against Kentucky, establishing a single-game season high with three hits.
•Went 2-for-3 and was granted one free pass on May 10 at Mississippi State.
•Hit .308 (4-for-13) with one RBI in the final regular-season home series against Florida (May 15-17), including a 2-for-5 night on May 15.
•Went 1-for-2 with one RBI in the Vols' SEC Tournament game on May 20 against Vanderbilt.
•Led the Cincinnati Steam in batting average (.317) and on-base percentage (.388), while finishing second in hits (38), runs (23) and stolen bases (9).
•Finished the summer earning First-Team honors in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League.

• Appeared in 15 games, including 11 starts in the outfield.
• Hit .143 on the year with two doubles, two RBI, and seven runs scored.
• Made his collegiate debut as a pinch hitter at UNLV on Feb. 15, drawing a walk.
• His first hit as a Vol, a double, came at Florida on April 28.

• Graduated from Bearden High School in Knoxville where he was coached by Jack Tate.
• Earned all-state, all-district and team MVP honors as a senior.
• Led the Bulldogs to the 2012 Class AAA state championship game.
• Also named to the 2012 Knoxville News Sentinel PrepXtra First Team.
• Claimed 2012 Rawlings Southeast Region Honorable Mention accolades.
• Hit .466 with 61 runs scored, eight home runs and 37 RBIs as a senior.
• Only struck out seven times in 171 at-bats in 2012 and posted a blistering .533 batting average during postseason play.
• As a junior, he hit .366 with five home runs, 34 RBIs and 15 stolen bases while leading Bearden to the district tournament.
• Guided the Bulldogs to the regional tournament as a sophomore, hitting .348 with 25 RBIs and 11 stolen bases.
• Listed as one of the Top 1000 players in the nation and 23rd-best in Tennessee by Perfect Game.

• Full name is Derek Alan Lance
• Born December 2, 1993
• Son of David and Abby Lance
• Majoring in Kinesiology


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