Pete  Derkay

14Pete Derkay

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Acworth, Ga.

High School:
Allatoona HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 210

Position:
C/INF

CAREER HONORS

  • 2017 Tony Gwynn Classic All-Tournament Team

2017 - FRESHMAN

  • Made his first career start at first base on April 11 at ETSU, reaching base via walk and coming around to score one of UT's two runs in the contest.
  • Hit .500 (5-for-10) with two RBI, two walks and one hit-by-pitch over three games against No. 7-ranked Florida, helping UT to its first series win in Gainesville since the 2007 season (April 7-9).
  • Posted a career-high three walks with a 1-for-2 effort in UT's midweek matchup vs. MTSU (April 4).
  • Combined to go 2-for-11 with one run scored, one RBI and two walks over three games vs. Georgia (March 31 - April 2).
  • Owned a 14 game streak of reaching base safely, spanning Feb. 25 vs. UC Irvine in the Tony Gwynn Classic (San Diego, Calif.) to the Sunday series finale at Mississippi State on March 26.
  • 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.

HIGH SCHOOL

  • 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.

PERSONAL

  • 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
 

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