Alerick Soularie

Alerick Soularie

FILE — Tennessee’s Alerick Soularie stands at the plate during the Vols’ NCAA Regional matchup against UNC-Wilmington held at the University of North Carolina. Soularie was named an honorable mention to the Rawlings/Perfect Game All-American list on Wednesday.

KNOXVILLE—Tennessee outfielder Alerick Soularie earned Rawlings/Perfect Game All-America Honorable Mention honors as announced by Perfect Game’s website on Wednesday.

He was also named a D1 Baseball Third Team All-American, as the organization announced its list on Thursday.

The super sophomore burst onto the scene in his first season at the Division I level, leading the Vols in batting average (.357), runs scored (52), slugging percentage (.602) and on-base percentage (.466) while also ranking second on the team in hits (70), home runs (11), runs batted in (46) and total bases (118).

Soularie was one of the top hitters in the Southeastern Conference, finishing the regular season ranked among the top three in the league in batting average, slugging percentage and on-base percentage. Soularie also finished the year ranked fifth in batting average (.364), eighth in hits (40) and tied for ninth in runs scored (28) during conference play, earning himself first-team All-SEC honors.

The Houston, Texas native is just the second UT player to earn postseason All-America recognition by Perfect Game and D1 Baseball, joining Nick Senzel, who garnered first-team accolades with Perfect Game, and third-team with D1 Baseball back in 2016 before being selected by the Cincinnati Reds with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 MLB Draft.

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