Lebanon native Chris Hall has accepted a scholarship offer to continue his baseball career and education at the University of Tennessee.
Hall, a second team NAIA All-American at Cumberland University in 2014, will be eligible to play immediately for the Vols.
He is expected to sign an NCAA National letter of Intent and scholarship papers within the next few days.
Hall graduated in three years from CU with a 3.99 grade-point-average in Accounting and has decided to pursue a Masters degree at Tennessee.
Thanks to taking a redshirt season three years ago, Hall will have two years of eligibility remaining with the Volunteers.
Hall batted .392 during the just-completed 2014 National Championship season with 11 doubles, three triples, 38 RBIs and 75 runs scored from his leadoff spot.
He also had 42 walks and was hit 20 times while adding 12 stolen bases in 16 attempts.
Hall was the 2013 Mid-South Conference Freshman of the Year and a First Team All-MSC selection last season as well and was a Second Team NAIA All-American in 2014.
The Vols wrapped up the 2014 season with a record of 31-23 overall, 12-18 in the Southeastern Conference.
Tennessee, a 3-2 loser to Vanderbilt in the opening round of the SEC tournament, has lost leadoff hitter / outfielder Scott Price to graduation.
This story was first reported in the Wednesday, July 2 print edition of The Wilson Post.