Tennessee Volunteers Baseball suffered its first series loss, but they bounced back and won the midweek matchup against ETSU.
At some point in your life, you might have heard someone say, “you can’t win them all.” Well, that’s now the case for the Tennessee Volunteers baseball team after they started the season 14-0 before dropping two out of three to Wright State.
Before the weekend series loss, many BaseVol fans might’ve thought that this team could “win them all,” or at least all of their non-conference games.
After outscoring their opponents 153-22, the Vols bats hit a bit of a cold streak in the weekend series against Wright State. The Vols were outscored 11-10 in the weekend series, but that didn’t prevent Tennessee’s bats from getting hot again.
It didn’t take long for the Vols to start scoring again in its midweek win over East Tennessee State. Tennessee quickly jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the second inning and didn’t look back after that scoring in five of the last six bottom-half innings remaining.
Tennessee reclaimed its offensive dominance with the 17-5 win, and it’s the perfect time for the bats to get hot again because SEC play is coming up in a couple of days.
This Friday, Tennessee’s first SEC series begins with a weekend series at South Carolina. The Vols accepted challenges throughout non-conference play and won most of them, but some of the biggest challenges are upcoming.
After South Carolina, Tennessee has a midweek game against Georgia State, and then Vanderbilt makes the trip to Knoxville so the Vols will be tested early and often in the first couple of weeks in conference play.
Tennessee baseball has proven it is one of the best teams in the country during non-conference play, but now it’s time for them to prove it against the best that the SEC has to offer.