Holly  Baker

4Holly Baker


Broadway, Va.

High School:
Broadway High School





2012 51-0 26 8 8 -- 1 -- 2 .400 .385 .785 .308
2011 47-0 3 8 -- -- -- -- -- .000 .000 .000 .000
2010 53-0 14 3 1 -- -- 1 2 .071 .286 .357 .071
2009 35-0 3 11 1 -- -- -- -- .333 .333 .667 .333
Totals 186-0 46 30 10 -- 1 1 4 .280 .326 .606 .217

2012 51-0 10 4 -- 7 -- -- 1 3-3 25 1 -- 1.000
2011 47-0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4-4 8 -- -- 1.000
2010 53-0 4 -- -- 9 -- -- -- 0-0 11 1 -- 1.000
2011 35-0 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 5-6 1 -- -- 1.000
Totals 187-0 15 4 -- 16 -- -- 1 12-13 45 2 -- 1.000
*Through May 1, 2012

Career Highs
At Bats: 2 (seven times)
Runs: 2 vs. Georgia Tech (2/24/12)
Hits: 2 vs. Hofstra (2/25/12)
Hit Streak: 2 (3/3-3/4/12)
RBIs: 2 vs. Weber State (2/20/10)
Doubles: 0
Triples: 1 vs. ETSU (3/3/12)
Home Runs: 1 vs. Weber State (2/20/10)
Walks: 1 (four times)
Stolen Bases: 2 vs. Boston College (2/13/11)
*Through April 26, 2012
AS A SENIOR(2012):
Currently hitting .333 (9-for-27) overall and has seen action in 52 contests...Often utilized as a late-inning defensive replacement in the outfield...Delivered a 1-for-1 effort with a walk and two runs scored in the 8-1 rout of #9 Louisville (5/2)...Was a perfect 1-for-1 at the plate during the 6-3 series finale victory at South Carolina (4/22)...Drew a crucial walk to begin UT's two-run spurt in the seventh inning and later scored the go-ahead run as part of the 4-2, comeback win at South Carolina (4/21)...Scored a run in the 6-2 win at Auburn (4/8)...Made a terrific over-the-shoulder catch near the wall in left to help keep #9/10 Georgia's (4/4) offense in check during the ninth inning of an eventual 3-1 (11 inn.) loss...Picked up her second RBI of the year on a base hit in the 10-3 win at Mississippi State (3/24)...Swiped a base and scored a tally as UT raced past Georgia Southern (3/13), 9-0 (5 inn.)... Put together her first career hitting streak (two games) with a single against Murray State (3/4)...Blasted her first collegiate triple and recorded an RBI during the sixth inning of the 8-0 (6 inn.) rout of ETSU (3/3)...Posted a career-high two hits in two-at-bats in the 3-2 win over Hofstra (2/25)...Tallied a career-best two runs as UT routed #20/17 Georgia Tech (2/24), 9-0...Fired a strike from left to the plate, preventing the tying run from scoring with two outs in the eighth inning of UT's eventual 3-2 (9 inn.) loss at #13 Texas (2/19)...Made a HR-saving catch in left field during the fourth frame of UT's 3-0 win at #1 Arizona State (2/11), leaping to make a grab at the top of the wall of a drive off the bat of Sun Devil catcher Amber Freeman...Also delivered an infield single against ASU...Scored the winning tally as a pinch runner in the fourth inning of a 1-0 victory over Texas Tech (2/10)...Baker's first hit of the season came on a single to left off #4 Cal All-American pitcher Jolene Henderson (2/10).

AS A JUNIOR (2011):
Played in 47 total contests for the Big Orange in 2011, scoring eight runs, stealing four bases in four attempts and going 0-for-3 at the plate as a pinch hitter...Often entered games during the late innings as a defensive replacement in the outfield...Received pinch-hit at-bats against Mississippi State (4/22), at Ole Miss (4/9) and versus ETSU (2/15)...Scored via a two-RBI double from Lauren Gibson during the seventh frame of UT's 11-0 rout of #21 LSU (4/16)...Plated single runs against Georgia Southern (3/5), Furman (3/5), UNLV (2/19), Boise State (2/18) and Michigan State (2/13)...Swiped a career-high two bases and scored a tally against Boston College (2/13)...Crossed the dish during the fourth inning as Tennessee crushed Michigan State (2/11) in the season-opener, 11-2 (5 inn.)


Drew playing time as a pinch runner, pinch hitter or in the outfield in 53 games during 2010...Was often summoned into contests as a defensive replacement in the outfield during the late innings...Scored three runs and tallied a HR and a pair of RBIs in limited at-bats at the dish...Received an at-bat during the 6-5 victory over #11 LSU (5/8), the 6-4 triumph over #9 Georgia in the SEC Tournament (5/13), the 5-0 win over Ball State (5/23) in the Knoxville Regional and the 5-0 rout of #2 Michigan (5/27) in NCAA Super Regionals...Received playing time in both match-ups against #4 Florida (4/23), managing an at-bat during the opener against the Gators...Tallied a run during a 9-1 (5 inn.) rout of Presbyterian (4/17)...Received a career-high two at-bats in the 10-0 (5 inn.) win over Austin Peay (3/17)...As a pinch hitter versus Weber State (2/20) at the Troy Cox Classic in Las Cruces, N.M., Baker blasted her first collegiate home run, a two-run shot to center (in only her fourth career at-bat) in the third inning to finalize the scoring in favor of the Big Orange, 21-2 (5 inn.)...Scored as a pinch runner during the loss to eventual national champion #8 UCLA (2/13) in the season opener at the NTC Division I Elite Invitational in Clermont, Fla.


Utilized mainly as a pinch runner in 2009, Baker saw action in 35 contests for the Lady Vols during her rookie campaign...Went 1-of-3 at the plate (.333), scored 11 runs and registered five stolen bases in six attempts...Received playing time in the outfield during six contests for UT (Belmont, 3/11; at Florida, 3/22; Mississippi State, 3/29; Auburn, 4/10; ETSU, 4/14; Jacksonville State, 5/17)...Scored as a pinch runner on Nicole Kajitani's walk-off triple in the bottom of the seventh inning during UT's comeback victory over Auburn (4/11)...Plated the tying run in the sixth inning of the 6-5 (8 inn.) come-from-behind triumph at #6 Oklahoma (3/7) on a single by senior Danielle Pieroni...In her first collegiate at-bat, Baker delivered a clean single to right field during the fourth inning of the 16-0 (5 inn.) rout of San Jose State (2/7).


A native of Broadway, Va., Baker stayed busy during her scholastic career by taking part in five sports at Broadway High School, including softball, basketball, indoor and outdoor track and cross country...She was cited as an honor graduate while serving as a member of the National Honor Society, the Foreign Language Honor Society and the National Art Honor Society...She achieved numerous all-district and all-region honors on the track while running the 200 and 400m, 4x400m and 4x800m outdoors and the 300 and 500m, 4x400m and 4x800m indoors...A two-time all-district choice in cross country, Baker helped her team finish third in the Virginia state meet during her freshman campaign...Also was both all-district and all-region as a catcher for the softball squad during her senior year.


Majoring in exercise science...Chose to attend Tennessee instead of Virginia Tech and Bridgewater College...Among former teammates who played collegiate softball are Jenna Rhodes of Virginia Tech and Katie Spitzer of James Madison...Has numerous siblings including Chris Nance, 31, Jeremy Nance, 28, Brandie Nance, 26, and Heather Baker, 20, who played softball at Lincoln Memorial University...Holly Nichole Baker was born April 17, 1990, in Harrisonburg, Va....Her parents are Jay Baker and Julie Morehead.



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