The Tennessee Volunteers are dominating right now, and with the wins continuing to roll in, the BaseVols are soaring in the polls.
The Tennessee Volunteers baseball team is rolling right now. The Vols are now 12-0 after another undefeated week going 5-0 with a weekend sweep against George Washington.
Now I know Washington is just one guy, and it’s easy to beat a one-man team when you have nine, but the sweep is still pretty impressive against a founding father.
All jokes aside, Tennessee baseball continues to dominate, and its mid-week matchup starts tonight against Longwood.
After another perfect week, the BaseVols have soared all the way up to #16 in the NCBWA and Collegiate Baseball polls. This Tennessee team is very good. We saw how well they performed in the Round Rock Classic by sweeping the field, and they are not slowing down.
The BaseVols have outscored its opponents 125-20 through its first 12 games. You can’t get much better than that. A lot of that dominance comes from Tennessee’s pitching staff shutting down its opponents.
Currently, Tennessee ranks second in the country in ERA with a 1.42 ERA, sixth in hits allowed per nine innings, fourth in shutouts, fourth in strikeout to walk ratio, second in WHIP (Walks Plus Hits Per Innings Pitched), and fifth in walks allowed per nine innings.
All of that combined and individually are phenomenal and a huge step up from last year. If Tennessee wants to continue to be successful throughout the season, then they will have to lean on its pitching staff.
The Vols aren’t backing down at the plate, though. While the pitching is dominating, the hitting is also holding up its end of the deal too. 19th in batting average, first in home runs, eighth in hits, fourth in on-base percentage, fourth in runs, third in runs per game, and second in walks.
We’re getting close to SEC play, and the Vols are prepared to go into conference play red hot and ready to tear through the SEC.