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Vols set single-season home run program record in win

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – A barrage of offense and a strong all-around exhibiting on the mound led No. 1 Tennessee previous Alabama A&M on a record-setting night time Tuesday at Lindsey Nelson Stadium, 14-1.

The Vols (41-4) hit 5 home runs on the night time, pushing their season-long complete to 108. That surpasses the earlier single-season program record of 107 that was set in 1998 (56 video games).

Jordan Beck, Kyle Booker, Blake Burke, Ethan Payne and Logan Steenstra all went yard for Tennessee in the win, giving UT its sixth recreation of 5 or extra home runs this season.

Beck, Booker, Burke and Seth Stephenson all recorded a number of hits for Tennessee, which recorded its twenty fourth double-digit hit recreation this season. Beck led the way in which with 4 RBIs for the Vols.

Freshman Gavin Brasosky was credited with the win on the mound for Tennessee after retiring all 4 batters that he confronted. The Vols used 10 pitchers in complete on Tuesday, together with weekend starter Chase Dollander-who was seeing his first motion since exiting in the primary inning in opposition to Alabama on account of harm on April 16.

Dollander threw simply 9 pitches and confronted three batters, recording one strikeout.

Beck wasted no time getting Tennessee on the scoreboard, blasting a three-run home run to left area in the underside of the primary inning that drove in runs in from Jorel Ortega and Stephenson and gave the Vols an early 3-0 lead.

After Beck drove in one other run with an RBI single in the second inning, Tennessee strung collectively a four-run fourth inning and three-run fifth inning to place 11 runs of separation between itself and the Bulldogs.

The four-run fourth was highlighted by Booker’s two-run blast to left and an RBI single by means of the left aspect from Christian Moore, whereas a three-run shot to left area from Burke did Tennessee’s harm in the fifth inning.

Payne tacked on the record-tying 107th home run in the seventh with a two-run shot to proper center-the first home run of his Tennessee profession. Steenstra’s eighth-inning solo blast was the record-breaker, touchdown simply over the left area wall to cap off Tennessee’s scoring for the night time.

UP NEXT: Tennessee heads north for a weekend sequence with Kentucky, operating from Thursday by means of Saturday. First pitch between the Vols and Wildcats on Thursday is set for 7 p.m. ET and can be televised on SEC Community, whereas Friday and Saturday’s video games will air on SEC Community+.

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