Coming off a disappointing season offensively, Tennessee's baseball program has added some much-needed punch by signing Chris Kemp, a power-hitting, 6-4, 205-pound first baseman from Spartanburg Methodist College in Spartanburg, S.C.
Kemp hit .371 with 10 homers and 50 RBI during the 2003 season, helping Spartanburg reach the Junior College World Series. As a freshman in 2002, he hit. 263 with four homers and 34 RBI. He is the nephew of Hugh Kemp, who pitched at the University of Georgia
in 1982 and '83.
Previously signed by UT were: catcher Martin Evans (Birmingham, Ala.), pitcher Scott Feldman (Burlingame, Calif.), outfielder David Hernandez (Miami, Fla.), pitcher Chris Howell (Pensacola Community College), infielder Eli Iorg (Samford University), infielder Eric King (Los Medanos Community College) and pitcher Sean Watson (Miami, Fla.).
Of course, some of these signees could be lost to Major League Baseball if they are selected early in this week's draft and the money is right.