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Tennessee Baseball signs transfer pitcher from Ole Miss

Tennessee’s baseball team made two transfers at Ole Miss’ expense on Tuesday.

The Vols have signed third baseman Andrew Fischer and pitcher Liam Doyle to strengthen their 2025 roster and defend the national championship.

Doyle strengthens the Vols’ weekend rotation. Over the past two seasons, he is 6-5 with a 4.93 ERA. He struck out .153 with 41 walks in 111⅓ innings. Fischer had an All-SEC season in which he hit 20 home runs. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Fischer batted .285 with 20 home runs, 57 RBIs, 47 runs and 35 walks.

Former Kennesaw State pitcher Tanner Franklin was the first transfer to commit to UT, with former Louisville infielder Gavin Kilen following him on July 4.

Andrew Fischer and Liam Doyle move to Ole Miss and remain loyal to the Tennessee baseball team

With Doyle, Tennessee has a proven SEC starter for the weekend rotation in 2025.

The Vols focused on signing a left-handed starter in the offseason and got that in Doyle. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Doyle transferred from Coastal Carolina to Ole Miss after his freshman season. With the Rebels in 2024, he was 3-4 with a 5.73 ERA as a Saturday starter. In 16 games with 11 starts, he had 84 strikeouts in 55 innings with 22 walks.

He was 3-1 with a 4.15 ERA with 69 strikeouts and 20 walks in 56⅓ innings pitched at Coastal Carolina. He started seven games in 23 appearances with the Chanticleers.

Fischer was selected to the All-SEC second team as a designated hitter/utility after posting a .653 slugging average. He spent his freshman season at Duke, where he hit a freshman program-record 11 home runs. In 45 starts with the Blue Devils, he batted .289 with 33 RBIs.

Tennessee Baseball had great success in the transfer portal

Tennessee has participated in the College World Series in two consecutive seasons and has seen major growth thanks to transfers.

The Vols signed third baseman Billy Amick and his 23 home runs as their biggest offensive addition. Dalton Bargo and Cannon Peebles were also key signings who will be back on offense for the 2025 season. AJ Causey, Nate Snead and Chris Stamos played key roles on the pitching staff. Causey was one of two pitchers in the country to win 13 games.

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In 2023, transfer Andrew Lindsey became Tennessee’s Friday night starter. Maui Ahuna, Zane Denton and Griffin Merritt were key players in the lineup. Denton’s three-run home run at Clemson was the biggest turning point of the season. The 2023 team also benefited from two transfers from 2022, pitchers Chase Dollander and Seth Halvorsen.

Mike Wilson covers University of Tennessee athletics. Email him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @ByMikeWilson. If you like Mike’s reporting, consider a digital subscription that gives you access to all of the content