The Southeastern Conference's two and a half month sports hiatus due to COVID-19 is set to end soon with universities being allowed to bring student athletes back on campus Jun. 8.
Despite the short season and absence of SEC matchups, the Lady Vols softball team managed to finish 14-9 overall, competing in the Kajikawa Classic, the Puerto Vallarata College Challenge, the Tampa Tournament, the ETSU Tournament and the Tennessee Invitational.
Tennessee’s 2020 softball season was an unusual one, to say the least. The Lady Vols finished the pandemic-shortened year with a 14-9 record. Now, here is a look back at a season that was marked by ups and downs for Tennessee.
Following the cancelation of all SEC sports for the remainder of the regular and postseason, Tennessee head coaches gathered for a press conference to discuss the surrounding circumstances of each team and what the future holds for Tennessee athletics as they process the news of a lost season.
The reach of the coronavirus has found its way to SEC sports. Following the restriction of fan attendance for the NCAA Basketball Tournaments, as well as multiple other conference basketball tournaments, the SEC has announced that until at least March 30 regular season contests on SEC campus…
With a history of close games against the UNC Tar Heels (10-13, 3-3 ACC), it’s no surprise tonight’s matchup was a nail-biter, as the Lady Vols (14-9) fell to North Carolina 3-2.
After a long Saturday, Tennessee showed up to Sherri Lee Parker Stadium ready to play in the finale of the Tennessee Invitational on Sunday. They took down Stanford 5-0 just after falling to the Cardinal 7-2 on Friday. The Lady Vols advanced to a record of 14-8, while Stanford fell to 22-4.
This Saturday, Tennessee won both of its games to improve to a 3-1 record in the Tennessee Invitational. The Lady Vols walked it off 10-9 in a nine-inning thriller against Toledo in their first game of the day. In the nightcap, Tennessee was dominant in a 10-2 run-rule of ETSU.
On Saturday, Tennessee won both of its games to improve to a 3-1 record in the Tennessee Invitational. The Lady Vols walked it off 10-9 in a nine-inning thriller against Toledo in their first game of the day. In the nightcap, Tennessee was dominant in a 10-2 run-rule of ETSU.
Softball season is well under way, and conference play is quickly approaching. With the Lady Vol Softball team starting SEC play in March, here are five key series to look out for:
For the Lady Vols softball team the 2020 season has had its ups and downs pre-conference play. With a current 9-7 record, the four tournaments Tennessee has already partaken in have varied in success.
The Lady Vols softball team started the season ranked as a top 15 team in the country, but have had a troubled start. They currently sit at 9-7 on the season and have played some tough opponents, but many people are wondering why they have started so slow. It is early in the season, so the L…
The No. 12 Lady Vols (4-1) opened their time at the Puerto Vallarta Collegiate Challenge with a double-header this afternoon, falling to the Mexican national team 2-0 and claiming a 6-4 victory over the Colorado State Rams.
Lady Vol softball is off to an excellent start at the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Arizona. They are 3-0 on the weekend thus far with wins against Northwestern and Kansas on Saturday, along with a victory over the Western on Sunday.
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Caylan Arnold’s collegiate softball career is certainly not over, but it looks like her time with Tennessee has come to a close.
It’s been less than a week since Tennessee softball’s season ended just short of the Women’s College World Series, but in that time, senior shortstop Aubrey Leach has been racking up the postseason accolades.
The Tennessee softball team traveled to Gainesville, Fla. on Friday for a three-game, NCAA Super Regional tilt with the No. 5-seeded Florida Gators at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium.
After falling behind early against Ohio State on Saturday, Tennessee softball co-head coach Ralph Weekly said that his team knew they would come back, and that they had that mentality all season.
Less than 24 hours after the Tennessee softball team cruised to an 8-0 win over Longwood in game two of the Knoxville Regional, the Lady Vols were given their best shot from Ohio State early.
Chelsea Seggern was so focused on getting Tennessee to the second round of Knoxville Regional that she hadn’t even noticed the personal best she achieved.
The No. 9 Tennessee softball team (36-10) had a slow start to the day, not scoring in either of the first two innings. It wasn’t until Cailin Hannon hit triple in the third inning to open the scoring up.
The No. 8 Tennessee softball team (34-10, 11-7 SEC) has a doubleheader matchup with the Tennessee State University softball team (10-24, 3-13 OVC) on Wednesday inside of Sherri Parker Lee Stadium.
The No. 8 Tennessee softball team (34-10, 11-7 SEC) found itself in a similar situation that ended its season last year in the NCAA Super Regional. Like last year, the Lady Vols and No. 22 Georgia (33-15), 7-11 SEC) had the third game decide the series in Athens, Ga.
After a successful weekend sweeping Mississippi State and a record-breaking midweek game against in-state opponent ETSU, the No. 8 Tennessee softball team is heading into the series against the Georgia Bulldogs with momentum on their side.
It has been noted that the Tennessee softball team likes to put up runs, as the Lady Vols have outscored their opponents 258-82 so far this season. That continued to be the case this past weekend.
In their last game of an SEC series against Mississippi State, the Lady Vols swept the Bulldogs with a final score of 9-2 on Sunday at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium.
The Tennessee softball team found itself down a run heading into the bottom of the first inning on a rainy Saturday afternoon. From there, the Lady Vols would take the lead and not relinquish it.
The No. 9 Tennessee softball team (30-8, 8-5 SEC) got a strong pitching performance from Ashley Rogers in a 4-0 home win over Mississippi State (25-15, 3-10).
The Tennessee softball team broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the third inning after Mississippi State recorded two outs. Kaitlin Parsons had an RBI single to score Jenna Holcomb before the team left three runners stranded to end the inning.
The No. 5 Lady Vols’ (29-8, 7-5 SEC) offense was silent most of Sunday against No. 13 Auburn (32-8, 8-4 SEC). The bats came alive in the fifth and sixth inning of the second game for a combined six runs to push the Tennessee softball team to their first win of the weekend.
The No. 5/7 Tennessee softball team wrapped up its series against No. 13/14 Auburn with an 8-1 win Sunday night after two consecutive losses against the Tigers.
The Tennessee softball team (28-7, 6-4 SEC) lost, 10-5, against Auburn (31-7,7-3 SEC) on Saturday at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium. It was the first of three games this weekend.
After coming off of a successful weekend against Missouri, the No. 5/7 Lady Vols softball team is gearing up to face the No. 13/14 Auburn Tigers this weekend at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium.
Tennessee capped off its last game against Missouri in a weekend series with a 9-3 win, leaving them with two victories and one loss, taking the series. It’s the third straight SEC series win for the Lady Vols, improving their conference record to 6-3.
Coming off a successful weekend against Arkansas, the Lady Vols (26-5, 4-2 SEC) are ready to continue SEC play as they head to Missouri to face off the Tigers (16-12, 5-4 SEC) this upcoming weekend.
After getting shut out on Saturday night, the Lady Vols came back to Sherri Parker Lee stadium for an early pitch time on Sunday to face the Arkansas Razorbacks in the series rubber match. They looked to get the series win and a 2-1 record against Arkansas in 2019.
Tennessee’s softball team (25-5, 3-2 SEC) recorded six hits in a losing effort against Arkansas (22-8, 4-4 SEC) on Saturday. The Lady Vols had only one of their first nine batters reach base before recording their first hit.