Staff Report: SPORTS

Tennessee softball will play a series against LSU this weekend to begin SEC play.

The No. 22 ranked Lady Vols will host the No. 12 ranked Tigers, with the first game on Friday at 6 p.m. ET. The second game of the weekend will be on Saturday at 1 p.m. ET, and the two teams will close out the weekend on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.

Tennessee has had a fantastic start to the season, winning 17 of its first 18 games, including a tournament win against SEC opponent Texas A&M last weekend. The team’s success has come from outstanding pitching and big bats driving in runs.

As for the Tigers, they have not had as quite of a hot start as the Lady Vols, but they have also faced some tough opponents early on.

LSU has a 13-6 start to the season, with ten of its first 19 games against ranked opponents. The Tigers have big wins against No. 9 UL-Lafayette and No. 7 Texas.

Both teams come off of a break from play, as LSU had no games this week and Tennessee’s Wednesday game against Austin Peay was cancelled due to COVID-19 issues within the Austin Peay program.

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