Hawn looking to live his dream

There is no doubt how much one former Vol loved playing college baseball at the University of Tennessee. Cody Hawn had his name called in the sixth round of the Major League Baseball Draft this past week by a team that he is very familiar with, the Milwaukee Brewers. Go "Inside" to see why Hawn signed with the Brewers and when he leaves to join his new team.

There is no doubt how much one former Vol loved playing college baseball at the University of Tennessee.

Cody Hawn had his name called in the sixth round of the Major League Baseball Draft this past week by a team that he is very familiar with, the Milwaukee Brewers.

The Brewers drafted Hawn out of high school and appear to have been tracking the talented baseball player.

"I got to meet a lot of their people the first time around," Hawn told InsideTennessee.com Sunday afternoon. "It's a great opportunity for me, it's always been my dream to play Major League Baseball, and this is the first step for that dream to come true."

Was it a tough decision for Hawn?

"It really was, I thought about it a lot before making the final decision," Hawn said. "I love being a Vol. I grew up Orange and White. I love this team. It's just too good of an opportunity to pass up."

Hawn, in fact, will be leaving Knoxville on Monday morning to report to the Brewer's organization in Helena, Montana, in the Pioneer League, the advanced rookie stage.

"It's very exciting," Hawn said. "I will leave after lunch tomorrow. I can't wait to get there and start working towards my dream."

As a junior, Hawn hit .327 with 14 home runs and a squad-best 61 RBIs. He also paced the team with a .593 slugging percentage and was second with a .441 on-base percentage. Including the 22 long balls he hit in 2009, Hawn hah 36 home runs in his two years as a Vol, placing him third all-time and just two behind Tennessee legend Todd Helton, who had 38 from 1993-95 and has had a lengthy and successful career with the Colorado Rockies.


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