May 2, 2017
Tennessee Vols have a five run eight inning to defeat ETSU Tuesday.
UT Vols Defeat ETSU 9-2
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Using a two-run homer by redshirt senior Jeff Moberg and a five-run eighth frame, the Tennessee Volunteers drove past ETSU, 9-2, on Tuesday night at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.
With the win, Tennessee finishes its overall three-game series with the Bucs at 2-1 this season.
At the plate the Vols were led by designated hitter Will Heflin (2-for-4, 2 RBI), shortstop Max Bartlett (1-for-4, 2 RBI), second baseman Moberg (1-for-4, 2 RBI), outfielder Justin Ammons (2-for-3) and Matt Waldren (1-for-3, RBI).
Moberg delivered the first blow for Tennessee with his two-run homer in the third, tying him with teammate Jordan Rodgers for a team-leading, seven home runs on the year.
Waldren then knocked an RBI double in the fourth to score Heflin and extend UT’s lead. The left fielder later moved to third on an ETSU error and scored on a wild pitch to the backstop, giving Tennessee a 4-1 advantage.
The teams traded scoreless innings until the eighth, when UT plated five runs to take a 9-1 lead. Justin Ammons led off the inning with a double before an RBI single by Luc Lipcius scored one. A two-run double from Heflin and two-RBI single by Bartlett then put Tennessee up 9-1 entering the ninth.
The Buccaneers scratched one additional run across in the ninth, but Zach Linginfelter fired back-to-back strikeouts to secure the 9-2 final.
After his previously scheduled Sunday start at Vanderbilt was rained out, lefty Zach Warren got the nod vs. ETSU and went 2.0 scoreless innings.
Righty Will Neely entered in the third and dealt 5.0 innings en route to earning his third win of the year.
Andrew Schultz (0.2), Daniel Vasquez (0.1) and Linginfelter (1.0) went on to hold the Bucs to a combined one run on two hits.
TENNESSEE QUICK HITS
- With the win, Tennessee moves to a 64-17 all-time record against ETSU, including a 36-7 mark in games played in Knoxville.
- Tennessee faced the ETSU Buccaneers three times in 2017, the most matchups between the schools in a single season since 1974.
- The Volunteers are 17-4 in non-conference play this season.
With a two-run homer in the third inning, Jeff Moberg now shares the team lead with Jordan Rodgers at seven on the year.
- Moberg’s 1-for-4, two RBI night extended his current hit streak to nine games.
- Will Heflin recorded his first career extra-base hit (double) as well as his first career multi-hit game for UT.
- On Deck for the Vols: SEC play continues for the Volunteers as they welcome the Arkansas Razorbacks to Lindsey Nelson Stadium for a three-game set on Thursday, May 4 – Saturday, May 6.
- Tuesday’s attendance at Lindsey Nelson Stadium: 1,646
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