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Tennessee, a runaway winner in the SEC regular-season championship race, also ran away with top honors on the All-SEC baseball team as selected by the USA TODAY Network team that covers the league.
The Volunteers had the coach, player, pitcher and freshman of the year. Tennessee also led the first and second teams with eight total selections, including four first-teamers. Vanderbilt was second with four total selections.
Tennessee’s Tony Vitello was voted SEC coach of the year for leading the Volunteers to the league title and a No. 1 ranking in the USA TODAY Sports baseball coaches poll entering the final weekend of regular-season play. Trey Lipscomb was selected player of the year, with Chase Dollander picked as pitcher of the year and Chase Burns as freshman of the year.
Auburn’s Sonny DiChiara, a transfer from Samford, was named newcomer of the year. He was also the only unanimous first-team selection.
Here is a look at the teams:
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Catcher: BT Riopelle, Florida
First base: Sonny DiChiara, Auburn
Second base: RJ Yeager, Mississippi State
Shortstop: Jacob Gonzalez, Ole Miss
Third base: Trey Lipscomb, Tennessee
Outfield: Drew Gilbert, Tennessee
Outfield: Wyatt Langford, Florida
Outfield: Dylan Rock, Texas A&M
DH/Utility: Dominic Keegan, Vanderbilt
Starting pitcher: Chase Burns, Tennessee
Starting pitcher: Jonathan Cannon, Georgia
Starting pitcher: Chase Dollander, Tennessee
Relief pitcher: Blake Burkhalter, Auburn
Catcher: Evan Russell, Tennessee
First base: Tim Elko, Ole Miss
Second base: Jorel Ortega, Tennessee
Shortstop: Josh Day, Missouri
Third base: Jacob Berry, LSU
Outfield: Enrique Bradfield, Vanderbilt
Outfield: Dylan Crews, LSU
Outfield: Spencer Jones, Vanderbilt
DH/Utility: Hunter Hines, Mississippi State
Starting pitcher: Drew Beam, Tennessee
Starting pitcher: Devin Futrell, Vanderbilt
Starting pitcher: Connor Noland, Arkansas
Relief pitcher: Ben Joyce, Tennessee