- 2017 Tony Gwynn Classic All-Tournament Team
2017 - FRESHMAN
- Went 3-for-5 in the Saturday contest of UT's SEC Opener series vs. South Carolina (March 18).
- Launched his first career home run in Tennessee's 18-4 win over Austin Peay on March 15, going 1-for-1 with three runs scored, three RBIs and two walks.
- Hit 3-for-10 with one run and one RBI over three games vs. Norfolk State (March 10-12).
- Earned 2017 Tony Gwynn Classic All-Tournament Team honors alongside fellow freshman and teammate Justin Ammons after hitting at a .667 clip over the weekend (Feb. 24-25). He hit one double, one triple and owned a team-best .750 on-base percentage over UT's three games in San Diego, Calif.
- Went 4-for-4 with one run scored and one RBI in UT's Tony Gwynn Classic finale vs. UC Irvine, becoming the fourth Volunteer to record four hits in a game on the season.
- Recorded his first career multi-hit game on Feb. 24 vs. Seton Hall as part of the 2017 Tony Gwynn Classic, going 2-for-3 with one RBI.
- Made his first career start for Tennessee in its season opener at Memphis, going 1-for-3 with two runs scored as designated hitter. He became the first true freshman to start as DH on Opening Day since VFL Nick Senzel did so in 2014.
- Was one of four Volunteer freshmen to make the 2017 Opening Day lineup.
- Graduated from Allatoona High School in Georgia.
- Helped Allatoona to three consecutive Regional Championships (2014-2016), including a 30-5 record in 2015.
- Combined for 70 RBI, five home runs and 12 stolen bases during his high school career.
- Posted a .392 batting average as a freshman at Allatoona in 2013.
- Earned All-Region honors at three different positions (2013-2016).
- Tabbed All-State Honorable Mention in 2015 and 2016.
- Named to the All-County Second Team three years in a row (2014-2016).
- Ranked as the No. 16 catcher and 105th overall player in the state of Georgia. He was also tabbed the 141st catcher in the USA by Perfect Game in 2016.
- Full name is Peter Max Derkay
- Born January 4, 1998 in Acworth, Ga.
- Son of Howard and Lori Derkay
- Has one sibling, Katey
- Majoring in Supply Chain Management
- Recipient of the Harrison Construction Athletic Endowment