The Volunteers won a program record 19 straight games entering Tuesday’s battle against the Bisons after sweeping the then No. 3/9 Vanderbilt in Nashville last weekend.
MATCH DAY INFORMATION
For the most up-to-date game day information regarding Tennessee baseball, please visit our Gameday Central page by clicking HERE. The Gameday Central baseball page has information on tickets, parking, stadium policies and more.
Season and single tickets for all remaining home games are EXHAUSTED. Limited standing room will go on sale for all games 90 minutes before the first pitch at the Lindsey Nelson Stadium box office.
Single tickets for all games can also be purchased through Vivid Seats, Tennessee Athletics’ exclusive resale marketplace, by clicking HERE.
In order to keep Lindsey Nelson Stadium as full as possible, we encourage season ticket holders who cannot use their tickets for one or more games to transfer their tickets to someone else (instructions HERE).
Tuesday’s game will be streamed live on WatchESPN.com and the ESPN app as Andy Brock calls the action.
The online stream can be accessed on any mobile device through WatchESPN. WatchESPN can be accessed through the ESPN app or online at espn.com/watch.
Fans can also listen to the voice of Tennessee baseball John Wilkerson and Vince Ferrara calling the game on the Vol Network (FM 99.1/AM 990) as well as on UTSports.com and the Tennessee Athletics app.
PROJECTED STARTING PITCHERS
HPR Tidwell Blade (0-0) v RHP Kaleb Kantola (1-2)
Overall: Tennessee leads, 11-2
In Knoxville: Tennessee leads, 8-1
In Nashville: Tennessee leads, 2-1
Neutral sites: Tennessee leads, 1-0
Last meeting: L, 4-1 (04/27/21 at Knoxville)
The Vols will be looking to avenge a 4-1 loss to Lipscomb last season in Knoxville. UT had won six straight in the series before last year’s loss.
Success in the State under Vitello
With its Vanderbilt sweeping streak last weekend, Tennessee improved to 26-12 against state opponents over the course of the Tony Vitello Era (2018-pres.). The Vols are 4-0 against opponents Volunteer State this season.
Flights Off at the beginning of history
With last weekend’s sweep, Tennessee became the first team in 28 years to start SEC play 9-0, joining the 1994 Florida Gators who started 10-0. The Vols’ 27-1 record is the best through the first 28 games of a season in program history.
The Big Orange are a perfect 7-0 in midweek games this season and posted a 46-7 overall record in such games under Vitello. Tennessee has beaten its midweek opponents 68-17 this year.
Flight cleaning crew
Tennessee recorded its sixth series sweep this season after winning all three road games at then-No. 3/9 Vanderbilt last weekend. It was the first time the Vols swept the Commodores since 2009.
UT’s six series sweeps are the most in a single season since 2004, when it also had six. Since Vitello took over as head coach, the Vols have swept 18 weekend series (not including tournaments).
Scans of series by year under Vitello
2022: 6 | 2021: 5 | 2020: 2 | 2019: 3 | 2018: 2
- Disk: 15-13 (4-5 ASUN)
- 2021 post-season: N / A
- ASUN 2022 Pre-Season Poll: 10th
- The Head Coach: Jeff Forehand (16th grade)
- Pre-Season Conference Honors: N / A
- Heads of statistics:
- Batting average: Malik Williams (.358)
- Races: Maddux Houghton (28)
- Hits: Malik Williams (38)
- Home runs: Trace Willhoite (6)
- RBI: Malik Williams (32)
- Stolen Bases: Ketchup/Shields (13)
- Wins: Buxton/Dunkelberger (3)
- Stops: Trey Nordmann (4)
- ERA (min. 10 IP): Michael Dunkelberger (2.60)
- WHIP (min. 10 IP): Matthew Bohnert (1.02)
- Innings: Ike Buxton (36.0)
- Strikeouts: Matthew Bohnert (30)
Gameday promotions for all Tennessee Athletics home events can be found on the UT Fan Experience page by clicking HERE.
Fans are encouraged to download the My All app for their phones and devices this season. The app is available on the Google Play Store and Apple‘s App Store and will allow fans to participate in in-game quizzes, selfie camera with custom filter and more throughout the year. .
NEW AT LINDSEY NELSON STADIUM
With palpable excitement surrounding the program, Lindsey Nelson Stadium has added new and improved seating areas and fan amenities to increase capacity and provide a better fan experience this season.
One of the first things fans will see when they arrive is an additional deck of porches behind the left field wall as well as a new chair-back seated bleacher along the left field line.
All porches for the 2022 season are sold out, however, left field bleachers will be sold as general admission seating. Additional food and drink options will be located adjacent to the new bleachers throughout the year. For SEC games, a VolShop location and food trucks will also be located in this area.
UT has removed the playing field along the right field line and renamed the area “The Deck,” which will include a standing room area for UT students while providing additional concession options to help clear congestion in the main hall. To enhance the game day experience, a Petro’s Chili & Chips, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Gameday Sausage kiosk, and new beer kiosk have been added to the deck area.
Vol fans can pick up Coca-Cola, popcorn, and beer from the Plaza kiosks located down the first base line. The VolShop will also have hats and merchandise available in the Plaza. The Fan Experience Hub, your one-stop-shop for game schedules, posters, schedule cards, contest information and more, will also be located in the Plaza area.
Tennessee MVP season ticket holders will also be greeted with an all-new, completely renovated MVP room this season.
ON THE BRIDGE
Tennessee will be home for the next two weekends after back-to-back trips. The Vols host Missouri this weekend with Friday’s series opener scheduled for a first pitch at 6:30 p.m.