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      Derek Lance
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Knoxville, Tenn.

High School:
Bearden HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 175

Position:
OF/INF

B/T:
R/R

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2014 - SOPHOMORE
• Drew a walk in an 8-7 win over Purdue (Feb. 17).
• Recorded his first hit of the 2014 campaign on Feb. 28 against Quinnipiac.
• Delivered a pinch-hit single at South Carolina (March 30).
• 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).

2013 - FRESHMAN
• 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.

HIGH SCHOOL
• 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.

PERSONAL
• Full name is Derek Alan Lance
• Born December 2, 1993
• Son of David and Abby Lance
• Plans to major in kinesiology
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