Tennessee and Vanderbilt battled it out over the weekend for the top spot in the SEC East. Vanderbilt went home victorious in the final game of the season to give the Vols their first series loss of the season.
Tennessee took game two of the series against Vanderbilt on Saturday. The winner of game three will have sole possession of first place in the SEC East.
Tennessee and Vanderbilt were tied for first in the SEC East going into the weekend. Vanderbilt took game one of a top-five series that will determine who takes sole possession of first place in the division.
Tennessee won its second consecutive series to open up SEC play. The Vols now have a 5-1 record in the SEC, which is their best start since 2001.
The Vols scored in five innings on Sunday to secure their third series sweep of the year. Drew Gilbert had a two homer game with a grand slam.
Tennessee’s pitching continues to be its strength as the Vols won game two of the series with Georgia State.
The Vols were outhit Friday night, but still managed to win by five runs. Two pitchers are all Tennessee needed to limit Georgia State.
The Vols defeated Arkansas-Pine Bluff in their first home game of 2021. They increased their win streak in the month of Feburary to 24, dating back to 2018.
Tennessee baseball releases their schedule while Vols prepare for opening day next month.
Tennessee lost their first game of the season to Wright State on Friday.