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Blake Burke hits against Xavier // Photo via UT Athletics

SCORE: Tennessee 20, Alabama A&M 2 | FINALE (7 Inn. – Run Rule)

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Fourth-ranked Tennessee Baseball (26-6, 7-5 SEC) will face the Alabama A&M Bulldogs (5-25, 3-9 SWAC) on Tuesday night at Lindsey Nelson Stadium for their first midweek matchup in two weeks .

The first pitch will take place at 6:00 p.m. ET on SEC Network+. Please note that online broadcasts via WatchESPN can be accessed on any mobile device. WatchESPN can be accessed on the ESPN app or online at espn.com/watch. You can also watch or listen to the game using the links.

The Vols are coming off a series win on the road against Auburn and have won their last two games after losing the series opener. The series victory against the Tigers was Tennessee's third straight, as it also had series wins against Georgia and Ole Miss, both of which came in Knoxville.

Tennessee opened SEC play in Tuscaloosa against Alabama, which became the only team to beat the Vols in series this season, winning games two and three.

In addition to the series wins over Ole Miss and Georgia, some highlights of Tennessee's season included the series win over Illinois, the 10-run midweek win over Kansas State, and wins over Texas Tech and Baylor in Arlington.

Injury notice

-3B Billy Amick has missed the last six games with an appendix injury. He remains out, but considering he came close last weekend, he may be ready to suit up for the LSU series this weekend. Bargo continues to start third in his place.

-AJ Russell remains out with forearm soreness. Russell will likely be out for a while, but he hasn't suffered a very serious injury.

For all of RTI's baseball coverage this season, including their recent series win over Auburn and their position in various rankings, click here.

More from RTI: The numbers behind Tennessee baseball's offensive explosion at Auburn

Below you'll find lineups, pitching matchups and additional pre-game notes, followed by the LIVE at-bat-by-at-bat game thread.

Starting lineups

TENNESSEE START NINE:

2B Christian Moore (R)

1B Blake Burke (L)

LF Dylan Dreiling (L)

RF Kavares tears (L)

3B Dalton Bargo (L)

CF Hunter Ensley (R)

C Cannon Peebles (S)

DH Bradke Lohry (R)

SS Ariel Antigua (R)

Installation instructions:
  • Lohry is off to an unusual start at DH, his first start since opening weekend.
  • Peebles gets the starting catcher job after not starting a game in the Auburn series.
  • Bargo remains the starting third baseman as Amick is sidelined.
  • Antigua starts at short notice during the week. Probably a rest day for Curley.
  • The outfield remains the same for the third straight game with Dreiling, Ensley and Tears.
ALABAMA A&M START NINE:

SS Dre Amaral (R)

CF Brycen Hammonds (R)

RF Tristan Curless (left)

LF Miles Jackson (R)

3B Jesus Riera (R)

DH Zak Reis (R)

1B Blake Martin (R)

C Jared Tribett (R)

2B Chevalier Dorris (R)

Pitching matchup:

Volumes Ms. LHP Dylan Loy (1-0, 1.12 ERA, 8 App., 1 Start, 8.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 11 K, .120 opp batting average, 0, 88 WHIP)

vs.

Bulldogs Sr. LHP Roman Sorrell (0-3, 20.25 ERA, 4 App., 4 Starts, 5.1 IP, 11 H, 17 R, 12 ER, 13 BB, 4 K, .440 opp. Batting Average, 4.50 WHIP)

Pitching Notes:
  • Loy makes his second consecutive midweek start.
  • Sorrell obviously got off to a bad start.
Uniforms

Tennessee: Pinstripes during the week

Alabama A&M: Maroon tops, white bottoms


*NOTE* There IS a RUN RULE today. If Tennessee or Alabama A&M leads by 10 or more runs in the seventh inning or later, the game is OVER.


1st innings:

T1

-Dre Amaral flies to CF.

-Brycen Hammonds hits a single up the middle.

Hammonds steals second.

-Tristan Curless swings.

-Miles Jackson hits and looks.

END OF TOP HALF

B1

-Christian Moore flies to RF.

-Blake Burke extends his streak to 23 games with a one-out double to left center. On-Base Streak now at 31 games.

-Dylan Dreiling hits one RBI single into the gap in the left center.

-Kavares Tears takes a walk. Runners first and second, one out.

-Dalton Bargo shows up at 1B.

-Hunter Ensley is hit by a pitch to load the bases.

-Cannon Peebles is plunked to score a run. RBI HBP.

-Bradke Lohry gets one Base-loaded walk.

-Ariel Antigua makes her way to the SS.

END OF THE LOWER HALF

Result: Volumes 3, Bulldogs 0

2nd innings:

T2

*Pitch Change: So. RHP JJ Garcia (0-0, 9.00 ERA) pitches for Loy*

-Jesus Riera flies onto the warning rail in the left center.

-Zak Rice swings.

-Blake Martin looks out.

END OF TOP HALF

B2

-Christian Moore makes his way to the SS.

-Blake Burke flies to CF.

-Dylan Dreiling shows up at 2B.

END OF THE LOWER HALF

Result: Volumes 3, Bulldogs 0

3rd innings:

T3

*Pitch Change: So. RHP Marcus Phillips (0-0, 1.59 ERA) pitches for Garcia*

-Jared Tribett makes a leadoff walk.

– Chevalier Dorris hits the runner to second base, first out 1-3. Tribett moves up to second place.

-Dre Amaral hits swinging.

Tribett advances to third on a wild pitch.

-Brycen Hammonds is walked. Runners on the corners with two outs.

-Tristan Curless strikes out to 2B.

END OF TOP HALF

B3

-Kavares Tears is run.

*Colby Backus runs around Kavares Tears*

Backus immediately steals second.

-Dalton Bargo is walked.

*Pitch Change: Ms. RHP Charlie Lazo (1-2, 7.65 ERA) pitches for Sorrell*

-Hunter Ensley flies to CF. Backus easily moves into third place due to his high speed.

Bargo advances to second on a wild pitch.

-Cannon Peebles is run on four pitches. Bases loaded for Bradke Lohry. One out.

-Bradke Lohry gets one Base-loaded walk. Backus scores.

-Ariel Antigua strikes swinging.

-Christian Moore takes a smoke Bases clearing double to the right center. 3 RBI.

*Camden Bates runs for Moore*

*Hunter High hits Blake Burke with a pinch punch*

-High punches swing out.

END OF THE LOWER HALF

Result: Band 7, Bulldogs 0

4th innings:

T4

*Pitch change: Ms. LHP Matthew Dallas (0-0, 1.80 ERA) pitches for Phillips*

*Backus to RF*

*Up to LF*

*Ethan Payne to 3B for Bargo*

*Bates to 2B*

*Robin Villeneuve to 1B for Dylan Dreiling*

-Miles Jackson hits a double deep to left center.

-Jesus Riera strikes swinging.

-Zak Rice gets plunked on an 0-1 pitch. Runners first and second, one out.

*Dylan Lewis runs for Rice*

-Blake Martin cuts in RBI double to the right field wall. Lewis moves up to third place. Jackson scores.

-Jared Tribett connects for one RBI groundout to 3B. Lewis scores. Martin remains in second place.

-Chevalier Dorris strikes out.

END OF TOP HALF

B4

-Robin Villeneuve hits a leadoff single to center field.

Despite the blockage, Villeneuve moves up to second place.

Villeneuve advances to third on a wild pitch.

-Colby Backus is walked on four pitches.

Villeneuve scores on a bar. Backus moves up to second place on the balk.

Backus steals third. Great bargain.

-Ethan Payne goes for a walk.

*Charlie Taylor takes a trick for Hunter Ensley*

-Taylor hits one RBI single to left field to score Backus. Payne moves into second place.

– Cannon Peebles hits an RBI single through the right side to score Payne from second. Taylor moves up to third place.

Peebles was caught stealing at second, 2-6.

-Bradke Lohry flies to RF.

-Ariel Antigua appears on 2B.

END OF THE LOWER HALF

Result: Volume 10, Bulldogs 2

5th innings:

T5

*Backus to CF*

*Taylor to RF*

Yes, you read that right…Chuck Taylor plays RIGHT FIELD 🤯

*Pitch change: RS-Fr. RHP Austin Hunley (1-0, 5.40 ERA) pitching for Dallas*

-Dre Amaral goes to SS. Nice game from Antigua, as usual.

-Brycen Hammonds doubles to RF as Taylor struggles to catch the fly ball. Backus intercepts it and then fires an absolute dart all the way to third base to prevent the triple. Hammonds bows out in third place 8-5. Game of the evening there with Backus' throw.

-Tristan Curless strikes out to 2B.

END OF TOP HALF

B5

*Pitching change: Jr. RHP Trey Scott (0-1, 9.53 ERA) replaces Lazo*

*Alex Diaz to RF for Curless*

-Camden Bates executes a four-pitch leadoff walk.

-Hunter High gets a full count walk. Bates moves into second place.

-Robin Villeneuve HBP. Bases loaded for Colby Backus with no outs.

-Backus works a Base-loaded walk.

-Ethan Payne hits swinging.

-Charlie Taylor grounded in a 6-4-3 double play to end the inning.

END OF THE LOWER HALF

Result: Volume 11, Bulldogs 2

6th inning:

T6

*Pitch Change: Ms. RHP Brady Robertson (0-0, 6.75 ERA) will pitch for Hunley*

*Taylor to C*

*Reese Chapman to RF for Peebles*

-Miles Jackson swings.

-Jesus Riera heads to SS. Great game from Antigua. In short, Ariel is simply a highlight reel.

*KJ Stanfield scores for Dylan Lewis*

-KJ Stanfield strikes with verve.

END OF TOP HALF

B6

-Reese Chapman makes a leadoff walk.

-Bradke Lohry hits a single through the left side. Chapman moves into second place.

-Ariel Antigua is run. Bases loaded for Camden Bates with no outs.

Reese Chapman scores with a passed ball. Lohry advances to third base, Antigua advances to second base on the passed ball.

-Camden Bates starts a Three-run moonshot homer to the porches on the left.

*Pitching change: Sr. RHP Brett Parker (0-0, 18.36 ERA) pitches for Scott*

-Hunter high singles in the middle.

-Robin Villeneuve flies onto the warning route in RF.

-Colby Backus destroys a two-run home run to the porches on the left. 403 feet. 100 miles per hour. An absolute bombshell for the redshirt junior. His 2nd HR of the season.

-Ethan Payne hits a single through the right side.

-Charlie Taylor shows up to SS in flat CF.

-Reese Chapman HBP. Payne moves into second place.

-Bradke Lohry is hit directly in the back by a pitch. Bases loaded for Ariel Antigua.

-Ariel Antigua practices Bases clearing double to the right center. He needed this.

-Camden Bates flies to RF.

END OF THE LOWER HALF

Result: Volume 20, Bulldogs 2

7th innings:

T7

*Pitch change: Ms. LHP Luke Payne (0-0, 4.50 ERA) pitches for Robertson*

-Blake Martin issues a full count walk.

-Jared Tribett hits swinging.

Martin advances to second on a wild pitch.

-Chevalier Dorris strikes out.

-Dre Amaral throws out the third punch with a SWORD. Payne hits out of bounds to end things here at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

END OF TOP HALF

Result: Volume 20, Bulldogs 2

THE END OF THE GAME

FINAL: Tennessee Vols 20, Alabama A&M Bulldogs 2 (7 Inn. – Run Rule)