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The Tennessee Volunteers faced off against the Western Illinois Fighting Leathernecks in the second game of a three game series on Saturday afternoon in which UT’s offense showed out as it hung an impressive 19 runs on the scoreboard, the mark is the most scored under third year head coach T…

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Tennessee defeated Western Illinois, 19-0, in the second game of the series at Lindsey Nelson Stadium on Saturday. The Vols improve to 2-0 on the season, while Western Illinois falls to 0-2. The winning pitcher was Chase Wallace (1-0) and Jace Warkentien took the loss (0-1). 

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University of Tennessee baseball starts its season on Friday against Western Illinois at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. The Vols are bringing back some old faces while adding some new ones. Let’s take a look at where some of those players finished up in the 2019 season and where some of them will b…

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Third year head coach Tony Vitello has his sights set on doing damage in the SEC and in the postseason for his Volunteer baseball team. Tennessee has not been a historical powerhouse program in baseball, but Vitello aims to change that.

Tennessee baseball junior Alerick Soularie was recently named to the preseason All-SEC First Team which was announced on Thursday by the league’s office.


Two Tennessee baseball players have just been added to Baseball America’s preseason All-America team. Pitcher Garrett Crochet was named to the first-team, while outfielder Alerick Soularie was tabbed for the second team. 

Two of Tennessee’s star juniors have been named to Perfect Game’s Preseason All-America list. This makes the first Vols to be given the honor since Nick Senzel was on the list to start the 2016 season. Garrett Crochet and Al Soularie were named to the third team All-America team.

Two of MLB’s future stars could come from right here on Rocky Top.  Major League Baseball annually posts, and updates, a list of the top 100 prospects for the upcoming year’s draft.  In the first iteration of the 2020 top 100 list, two Vols found their names on the board. This makes Tennesse…


The Tennessee baseball team took quite a hit to its roster from the MLB Draft in June.  The 2019 draft was one of the best in program history. For the first time since 2001, the Vols had four players drafted through the first nine rounds.  UT finished with six players drafted along with undr…

Tennessee’s baseball team is finishing up its fall season this week as the Vols compete in their annual intrasquad Fall World Series. Head coach Tony Vitello met with the media Tuesday ahead of the second day of scrimmaging.

The Tennessee baseball team announced its fall schedule Thursday as the Vols will face off against a pair of opponents while also hosting the Orange and White Fall World Series.

As fall baseball gets into full swing, the Tennessee baseball program has juice that it hasn’t had in over a decade. After second year head coach Tony Vitello led the Vols to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2005, the Big Orange have commonly been picked as a program on the rise.

The Tennessee baseball program has extended head coach Tony Vitello to a new five-year contract. The deal was first reported by former Tennessee baseball player, and current ESPN analyst Chris Burke.

There is an old SEC football belief that you find out how good a new head coach is going to be by his second season. If you hold that same belief in baseball, it's safe to say Tennessee has a pretty good coach in Tony Vitello.

Four different Tennessee players were drafted Tuesday on the second day of the MLB Draft. Pitchers Garrett Stallings, Zach Linginfelter and Andrew Schultz, as well as third basemen Andre Lipcius were selected in varying rounds.

Mississippi jumped on Tennessee early, knocking the Vols’ starter Zach Linginfelter out of the game in the fourth inning as the Rebels salvaged the series with a 5-4 win Saturday. 

Tennessee secured a series win over Ole Miss defeating the Rebels 7-5 Saturday in a wild SEC thriller. An injury knocked out the Vols starter, but the bullpen came up big, holding off Mississippi’s lineup.

Tennessee picked up its NCAA-best 10th shutout of the season, taking the series opener over the Rebels. Garrett Stallings looked like the ace he has been for most of the season as he turned in his second complete game shutout in the Vols 7-0 win.

Coming off a huge weekend series win in Gainesville, Tennessee returned home on Tuesday night to take on a Tennessee Tech team who has struggled this season. Although the Golden Eagles led at two different times in the game, in the end the offense carried the Vols to a 15-10 win at Lindsey N…

Tennessee turned in its second straight series, dropping two out of three to Missouri over the weekend. The Vols took game one and had a seven-run lead in game three, but couldn’t close out the Tigers for what would have been a pivotal SEC series win.

In a rubber match game that felt as if Tennessee was well in control at the start, Missouri responded in a big way, taking game three of the series 10-8 Sunday at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

Tennessee came into Sunday's rubber match against Missouri ready to win, jumping on the Tigers early, but Missouri answered, overcoming two separate deficits to win 10-8.

After falling 11-5 in game one of the series Friday, Missouri responded with a much-needed win in SEC play. Coming into the game, the Tigers led the Vols by 0.5 games for third place in the SEC East.

In a game that called for more than two hours of rain delay, Missouri forced a rubber match behind a 6-1 victory over the Vols. The Tigers relied on their bullpen after struggling Friday night.

With Tennessee ace Garrett Stallings turning in his second below average performance of the year, it looked like the Vols would drop the series opener to Missouri. However, an offensive explosion and elite relief pitching allowed the Big Orange to prevail over the Tigers, winning 10-5.

Tennessee’s weekend trip to Fayetteville wasn’t a successful one as the Vols were swept for just the second time this season. Tennessee’s starting pitching struggled at Arkansas as the Vols dropped a series of wild games.

The final Checkerboard Chat of the semester is here. They wrap up spring sports and introduce the news sports editors. 

Arkansas came into the weekend ranked second in the SEC in most offensive batting categories, and they showed why on Saturday evening in Fayetteville.

With a pair of pitchers that entered the game with ERAs under three, most were expecting a pitcher’s duel in Tennessee’s series opener against Arkansas - but both team’s lineups had big nights as Arkansas took the series opener 11-9.

Before taking the head coaching job at Tennessee, Tony Vitello had spent the previous four seasons as an assistant coach for the Razorbacks. Now, Vitello is set to head back to Arkansas for a series standing in the opposite dugout.

The Tennessee baseball team was able to carry the momentum from a sweep last weekend against Kentucky to the new week. The Vols were able to defeat the Gardner-Webb Bulldogs 5-0 Tuesday evening at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

The Tennessee baseball team went on the road this weekend and swept Kentucky to improve to 9-9 in SEC play. The sweep was the Vols’ first conference road sweep since sweeping Georgia in 2010.

The Tennessee baseball team defeated the Kentucky Wildcats 8-2 on Saturday afternoon in Lexington to finish off a three-game sweep. This was the first road series sweep in Southeastern Conference play for Tennessee since 2010 against Georgia.