Pete  Derkay

14Pete Derkay


Acworth, Ga.

High School:
Allatoona HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 210



  • 2017 Tony Gwynn Classic All-Tournament Team


  • 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


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