Tennessee Takes Title as Vols top Texas A&M and bring home the College Baseball World Series Trophy to Rocky Top

Tennessee earns redemption with College World Series win
from Eric Smithling, with YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com

Tennessee earned redemption with its first College World Series win in program history on Monday.

The Vols defeated SEC rivals Texas A&M 6-5 in Game 3 of the championship series as they became just the second No. 1 seed in CWS history to win a national title and first since 1999.

Two years ago, in 2022, Tennessee was one of those 1-seeds to crash and burn on the big stage after failing to make it to Omaha by losing in the Knoxville Super Regional to Notre Dame.

Standout second baseman Christian Moore, who was a freshman on that 2022 squad, got things going for Tennessee with a leadoff home run in the bottom of the first inning, and outfielder Dylan Dreiling broke the game open with a two-run shot in the seventh.

Per MLB.com, Tennessee has six players ranked in its top 100 prospect rankings for the 2024 MLB Draft.

Moore (No. 25) leads the Vols and is followed by third baseman Billy Amick (No. 26), right-hander Drew Beam (No. 63), first baseman Blake Burke (No. 64), outfielder Kavares Tears (No. 65) and Dreiling (No. 72).

But Tennessee should still be a contender next season. According to Perfect Game, the Volunteers had the No. 1 recruiting class in 2024 and currently have the No. 3-ranked class of 2025.

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