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#8 Evan Russell

Position : Outfielder
Date of Birth : 07/26/1999
Height : 5'-11"
Weight : 195
College : Tennessee
Bats : Right
Throws : Right
Resides : Lexington, TN
School Year : Junior


  • 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-America Third Team
  • 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-District 3 First Team
  • 2017-18 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll


  • Played in 55 games with 50 starts and finished the year averaging .274 with 46 hits, six home runs and 39 RBIs. Finished third on the team in SLG% with a .446 with a .382 OBP
  • Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in a 10-3 win over UNCW (6/1)
  • Opened on a 2-for-4 performance with a home run in a loss to Liberty at the Chapel Hill Regional
  • Hit 1-for-3 with an RBI in a loss to Ole Miss (5/18)
  • Went 1-for-3 with a run scored in a win at Florida (5/12)
  • Batted 3-for-4 with three  runs batted in and two runs scored in a win over Missouri (5/3)
  • Recorded one run and an RBI while batting 2-for-4 in the win at Kentucky (4/20)
  • Hit 2-for-3 with an RBI in a win over Morehead State (4/16)
  • Went 1-for-1 with an RBI in a loss to Georgia (4/13)
  • In a loss at Vanderbilt, went 2-for-4 with an RBI (3/31)
  • Recorded a home run with three RBIs while hitting 2-for-3 in the win against ETSU (3/26)
  • Went 3-for-4 in a win to Indiana in the series opener, scored a pair of runs, and an RBI double (2/22)
  • Went 1-for-3 with his hit being a home run in a 3-0 win over App State (2/17)
  • Saw action in left field and went 2-for-4 with a home run in the 6-0 win over App State (2/15)


  • Appeared in 42 games (35 starts) as a freshman, batting .260 with 19 runs scored, three home runs and 23 RBI.
  • Finished tied for second on the team with 17 RBI in SEC play.
  • Had a nine-game hit streak from April 25 – May 11.
  • Drove in a pair of runs and scored once in 8-7 win over Vanderbilt (5/13)
  • Set a career-high with three hits and also drove in a run vs. No. 13 Kentucky (5/5)
  • Went 2-or-4 with a triple and a run scored vs. Morehead State (5/1)
  • Homered and drove in a pair of runs in loss at No. 20 Georgia (4/28)
  • Had an RBI double and scored two runs vs. No. 21 Tennessee Tech (4/25)
  • Hit a two-run homer in loss at No. 19 LSU (4/13)
  • Set a career high with three runs scored and hit first-career triple in win over UT Martin (4/10)
  • Scored twice, had two hits and had one RBI in a win over Belmont (4/3)
  • Brought in the eventual game-winning run with an RBI walk for the second straight games vs. Alabama (3/24)
  • Record a walk-off RBI walk in the bottom of the ninth to lift the Vols past Alabama (3/23)
  • Launched a pinch-hit two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth against ETSU to record his first collegiate homerun (3/2)
  • Had a hit, a run and an RBI while also drawing two walks in collegiate debut against Arkansas Pine Bluff (2/28)


  • Graduated from Scotts Hill High School
  • 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-American
  • 2016 Perfect Game Underclass Honorable Mention
  • Ranked as the No. 2 catcher and 30th overall player in the state of Tennessee by Perfect Game
  • Helped lead Scotts Hill High School to a 30-11 record and a Tennessee Class A state title in 2016
  • Batted .428 with a .537 on-base percentage and a .624 slugging percentage in 2016. Also posted a 2.80 ERA with 93 strikeouts over 63.0 innings pitched for the Lions.
  • Helped lead Team Tennessee to the Junior Sunbelt National Championship in 2016 and was named team MVP
  • Was an All-State performer in both baseball and football


  • Full name is Evan Bennett Russell
  • Born July 26, 1998 in Jackson, Tenn.
  • Son of Jason and Teresa Russell
  • Has two siblings, Taylor and Madeline
  • Majoring in Business Finance
  • Hobbies include hunting and fishing
  • Modeled his game after Josh Donaldson
  • Chose Tennessee over Middle Tennessee, Memphis and Mississippi State
  • First student-athlete from Scotts Hill High School to earn a scholarship to an SEC school in any sport


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