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.

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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.

The Tennessee baseball team was able to pick up two late home runs in the eighth inning to notch a comeback win, 4-2, in Lexington against the Kentucky Wildcats on Thursday night.

The Tennessee baseball team turned in its best weekend of the season, as the Vols hosted No. 2 Georgia. Tennessee took two out of three over the Bulldogs, handing them their first series loss of the year.

Tennessee took the series over No. 2 Georgia this weekend, but the Bulldogs proved why they’re the No. 2 team in the country, blowing out the Vols 7-1 and salvaging the series on Saturday.

Tennessee used its NCAA-best eighth shutout of the season to improve to 26-10 on the season, defeating No. 2 Georgia, 3-0, on Friday night at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

Georgia recorded nine hits in Thursday night’s series opener against Tennessee, but it couldn’t record a single run as Tennessee used three pitchers to secure a 2-0 win over the No. 2 Bulldogs at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

The Tennessee baseball team is coming off one of its most impressive games offensively, as it hit a total of seven home runs Tuesday night in an 11-2 win over Lipscomb. Tennessee had hit just one home run in its previous five games before putting up seven on the Bisons.

The Tennessee baseball team relied on its power at the plate to take care of the Lipscomb Bisons, 11-2, on Tuesday night at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. Overall, the Vols hit seven home runs on the evening against Lipscomb.

The Tennessee baseball team hosted No. 5 Mississippi State in Knoxville, where the Bulldogs took the series, winning two out of three.

In a game that consisted of each offense taking a shot at the opposing pitching staff, Mississippi State was able to eventually land the knockout blow. The Bulldogs were able to defeat the Tennessee baseball team 7-5 to take the rubber match and win the series Sunday afternoon at Lindsey Nel…

There were only three scoreless innings in Sunday’s rubber match between Tennessee and Mississippi State. It was a back-and-forth game, as the Bulldogs took the 7-5 win over Tennessee to improve to 7-5 in SEC play. With the loss Tennessee falls to 4-8.