History was made at Sherri Lee Parker Stadium on Wednesday night, as co-head coach Karen Weekly recorded her 1,000th win as coach in No. 20 Tennessee’s 9-2 win over North Carolina.
“I look back at my decision to stop practicing law and get into coaching, and I’ve been so blessed and fortunate,” Weekly said after the game. “It’s been a fun career, and I’m glad that I’ve gotten to do it with Ralph.”
Tennessee (23-5, 9-2 SEC) jumped out in front early against the Tar Heels (24-7, 5-1 SEC). Chelsea Seggern provided most of the pop in the first, launching a triple that scored two runs. The Vols brought in two more runs across in the first to extend their lead to 4-0.
Seggern put another run on the board in the with her third RBI of the night on a solo shot to deep right field. The three RBIs tied her career high for a game. Brooke Vines also tied her career high in RBIs with three.
In the fourth, Megan Greer hit a bases-loaded single to drive in two more runs. Vines also drove in two runs during the inning with a bases-clearing triple.
Freshman and Maryville native Caylan Arnold started for the Vols and went five innings, only allowing two hits along with one run. Matty Moss came on in relief and pitched two innings with three hits and one earned run.
Tennessee steps back into conference play on Friday when they take on No. 23 Ole Miss at home. Each game will be streamed on WatchESPN, and Saturday’s game will be on the SEC Network.
Edited by Nathan Odom
Featured image by Brad Blackwelder