Tennessee won its first SEC series of the year on Saturday. The Vols look to go for a sweep of South Carolina on Sunday.
True freshman pitcher Chase Burns proved again that no moment is too big. His outing along with four home runs led Tennessee to a commanding win to open SEC play.
Tennessee stayed with its brand so far in 2022 with home runs and dominant pitching, and Tony Vitello became the fastest coach in program history to reach 150 wins.
Tennessee swept Rhode Island but the games were more valuable than just wins. The Vols have learned more about their identity with SEC play on the horizon.
Lindsey Nelson Stadium was a launch pad over two games. James Madison hit four home runs in the first game, and Tennessee tied a program record with seven in game two.
The Vols made too many mistakes to win against Texas on Friday leading to the No. 1 Longhorns handing No. 17 Tennessee its first loss of the season.
Tennessee's undefeated record will be on the line this weekend in Houston. The Vols face three Big 12 opponents starting with No. 1 Texas on Friday at Minute Maid Park.
Tennessee remained unbeaten with another great pitching performance. ETSU proved to be the Vols' biggest challenge so far.
Iona provided no competition for Tennessee. The Vols swept the three-game series with an average margin of victory of over 21 runs.
The Vols are outscoring opponents 76-5 in five games this season. Five players had multihit games on Friday.