Zach Daniels records first hit with Surprise Saguaros

Former Vol Zach Daniels records first hit with the Surprise Saguaros.

Opening day took place Monday in the Arizona Fall League.

The 2022 season will conclude Nov. 12 with the championship game at Scottsdale Stadium in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Former Vol Zach Daniels is playing with the Surprise Saguaros.

Daniels recorded his first hit with Surprise Thursday. The Saguaros defeated the Salt River Rafters, 8-6, at Salt Rivers Field Talking Stick in Scottsdale.

Daniels went 1-for-4 in the contest.

Surprise consists of players from Houston, Kansas City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Texas.

Daniels is part of the Astros’ organization.

He played for the Vols from 2018-20. The former Vol was selected by Houston in the fourth round (131st overall) of the 2020 MLB draft.

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Ben Joyce assigned to Angels’ organization following playoffs

Former Tennessee pitcher Ben Joyce assigned to Angels’ organization following playoffs.

Former Tennessee pitcher Ben Joyce was selected by the Los Angeles Angels in the third round (No. 89 overall) of the 2022 Major League Baseball draft.

Joyce was assigned to the Rocket City Trash Pandas Aug. 5.

The Trash Pandas compete in the Southern League and are a Double-A affiliate of the Angels.

Rocket City’s season ended Sept. 23 against the Tennessee Smokies in the Southern League division series.

Joyce was assigned to the Angels’ organization Wednesday. Los Angeles (69-86) has seven games remaining in its 2022 regular season.

The former Vol is currently not listed on the Angels’ active or 40-man roster.

The 6-foot-5, 225-pound Joyce appeared in 27 games and started one contest in 2022 for the Vols. Joyce (2-1) totaled 53 strikeouts in 32.1 innings pitched during the 2022 campaign.

Below are Joyce’s regular-season statistics with Rocket City.

Blade Tidwell earns win in championship game with Mets

Former Vol pitcher Blade Tidwell earns win in championship game with the Mets.

Former Tennessee pitcher Blade Tidwell is playing with the St. Lucie Mets.

St. Lucie competes in the Florida State League and is a Single-A affiliate of the New York Mets.

Tidwell was selected by New York in the second round (No. 52 overall) of the 2022 MLB draft.

The 6-foot-4, 207-pound Tidwell (3-2) appeared in 13 games for the Vols in 2022. He recorded 51 strikeouts and a 3.00 ERA during the 2022 campaign.

Tidwell started for St. Lucie in game No. 2 of a best-of-three FSL championship series.

Tidwell pitched five innings in the Mets 6-3 win against Dunedin, winning the FSL championship. St. Lucie defeated the Blue Jays, 6-5, in game No. 1.

Below is Tidwell’s FSL championship series game No. 2 performance by the numbers.

Jordan Beck’s combined 2022 postseason stats with Vols, ACL Rockies, Fresno

A look at Jordan Beck’s combined 2022 postseason stats with Tennessee, ACL Rockies and Fresno.

Jordan Beck was selected by Colorado (No. 38 overall) in the 2022 Major League Baseball draft.

He was selected after playing for Tennessee in 2022.

Tennessee (57-9, 25-5 SEC) won the Southeastern Conference East division for the second consecutive season, the league regular-season and tournament championships in 2022.

The Vols were a No. 1 overall national seed in the NCAA Tournament, winning the Knoxville regional and advancing to the Knoxville super regional.

Tennessee was ranked No. 1 in the USA TODAY Sports baseball coaches poll for 10 consecutive weeks (March 28-May 30) in 2022.

Beck was assigned to ACL Rockies of the Arizona Complex League Aug. 4. ACL Rockies advanced to the ACL championship series against ACL Giants Black.

Beck was assigned to the Fresno Grizzlies in the California League Aug. 30. Fresno played in the California League championship series against Lake Elsinore.

Below are Beck’s combined postseason statistics in 2022 with Tennessee (SEC Tournament, NCAA regional and super regional), ACL Rockies and Fresno.

Jordan Beck, Fresno’s season comes to an end

Jordan Beck and Fresno’s season comes to an end.

Former Vol Jordan Beck is playing with the Fresno Grizzlies in the California League.

Fresno is a Single-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies.

Beck was selected by Colorado (No. 38 overall) in the 2022 Major League Baseball draft.

Beck and Fresno advanced to the California League Championship Series against Lake Elsinore.

Lake Elsinore defeated Fresno, 13-2, in game No. 1 of the California League Championship Series.

Lake Elsinore eliminated the Grizzlies with a 3-2 win in game No. 2 Tuesday.

Beck went 1-for-4 in game No. 2.

Beck recorded 18 home runs, 61 RBIs, 70 runs, 75 hits, 15 doubles, three triples, 37 walks and six stolen bases in 66 games during the 2022 season at Tennessee.

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Cortland Lawson, Trey Lipscomb’s season ends in divisional series

Former Vols Cortland Lawson and Trey Lipscomb’s season ends in divisional series.

Former Vols Cortland Lawson and Trey Lipscomb’s season came to an end with the Fredericksburg Nationals.

Fredericksburg is a Single-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals.

The Nationals were eliminated in game No. 3 of the Carolina League North Divisional championship series, losing to Lynchburg 3-0.

Lipscomb was selected by Washington in the third round (No. 84 overall) of the 2022 MLB draft.

The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Lipscomb appeared in 66 games for the Vols in 2022. He totaled 22 home runs, 84 RBIs, 68 runs, 89 hits, 19 doubles, three triples, 26 walks and four stolen bases.

Lawson was selected in the 14th round by Washington (No. 411 overall) of the 2022 MLB draft.

The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Lawson appeared in 65 games in 2022 for the Vols. He recorded 12 home runs, 45 RBIs, 42 runs, 54 hits, nine doubles, two triples, 42 walks and two stolen bases in 2022.

Tennessee won the Southeastern Conference East division for the second consecutive season, the league regular season and tournament championships in 2022.

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California League Championship Series: Jordan Beck, Fresno face elimination in game No. 2

California League Championship Series: Jordan Beck and Fresno face elimination in game No. 2

Former Vol Jordan Beck is playing with the Fresno Grizzlies in the California League.

Fresno is a Single-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies.

Beck was selected by Colorado (No. 38 overall) in the 2022 Major League Baseball draft.

Beck and Fresno have advanced to the California League Championship Series against Lake Elsinore.

Lake Elsinore defeated the Grizzlies, 13-2, Sunday in game No. 1. Beck went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts in the contest.

First pitch for game No. 2 Tuesday is slated for 9:50 p.m. EDT. Game No. 3, if necessary, will take place Wednesday at 9:50 p.m. EDT.

Beck recorded 18 home runs, 61 RBIs, 70 runs, 75 hits, 15 doubles, three triples, 37 walks and six stolen bases in 66 games during the 2022 season at Tennessee.

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Blade Tidwell strikes out six, advances to FSL finals

Former Vol Blade Tidwell strikes out six and advances to the FSL finals.

Former Tennessee pitcher Blade Tidwell is playing with the St. Lucie Mets.

St. Lucie competes in the Florida State League and is a Single-A affiliate of the New York Mets.

Tidwell was selected by New York in the second round (No. 52 overall) of the 2022 MLB draft.

The 6-foot-4, 207-pound Tidwell (3-2) appeared in 13 games for the Vols in 2022. He recorded 51 strikeouts and a 3.00 ERA during the 2022 campaign.

Tidwell started for St. Lucie in game No. 1 of the FSL East Division championship series. The Mets defeated Palm Beach, 6-1.

St. Lucie defeated Palm Beach, 3-2, Thursday, winning the best-of-three series, 2-0.

Tidwell and St. Lucie will play the winner of Friday’s game between the Dunedin Blue Jays and the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels. The FSL West Division championship series is tied, 1-1.

Below are Tidwell’s stats from game No. 1 of the FSL East Division championship series.

Jordan Beck, Fresno advance to California League Championship Series

Former Vol Jordan Beck and Fresno advance to the California League Championship Series.

Former Vol Jordan Beck is playing with the Fresno Grizzlies in the California League.

Fresno is a Single-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies.

Beck was selected by Colorado (No. 38 overall) in the 2022 Major League Baseball draft.

Beck recorded 18 home runs, 61 RBIs, 70 runs, 75 hits, 15 doubles, three triples, 37 walks and six stolen bases in 66 games during the 2022 season at Tennessee.

Fresno completed a best-of-three Northern Divisional series sweep Thursday against the San Jose Giants. The Grizzlies defeated San Jose, 7-3.

Fresno advances to the California League Championship Series against Lake Elsinore. First pitch of game No. 1 is slated for 4:15 p.m. EDT Sunday.

Beck started as Fresno’s designated hitter in game No. 2 against San Jose. Below are the former Vols’ stats from Thursday’s contest.

Jordan Beck, Fresno win game No. 1 of Northern Divisional series

A look at former Vol Jordan Beck’s performance with Fresno in game No. 1 of the Northern Divisional series.

Former Vol Jordan Beck is playing with the Fresno Grizzlies in the California League.

Fresno is a Single-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies.

Beck was selected by Colorado (No. 38 overall) in the 2022 Major League Baseball draft.

Beck recorded 18 home runs, 61 RBIs, 70 runs, 75 hits, 15 doubles, three triples, 37 walks and six stolen bases in 66 games during the 2022 season at Tennessee.

Fresno was victorious at San Jose, 12-3, in game No. 1 of a best-of-three Northern Divisional series Tuesday.

Game No. 2 will take place Thursday at Fresno. First pitch is slated for 9:50 p.m. EDT. Game No. 3, if necessary, is scheduled for Friday at Fresno with first pitch slated for 9:50 p.m. EDT.

Below are Beck’s stats in Game No. 1 of the best-of-three Northern Divisional series against the Giants.