Freshman right-hander Reid Casey scattered eight hits and two runs over 8
1/3 innings to lead East Tennessee State to an 8-2 victory over Tennessee
in college baseball played in Johnson City on Tuesday.
The Vols, now 18-16 overall, jumped on the board in the first inning when
Jeff Christensen singled to rightfield scoring Donnie Ross. Tennessee would
not score again until the top of the eighth inning on an RBI single by
ETSU, now 13-14 on the season, took the lead for good in the bottom of the
second inning when third baseman Lance Torbett launched a two-run home run
The Bucs broke the game open with a five-run seventh inning. Travis Blevins
singled to right, scoring Chuck Dewald and Ed Sparks. With one out, Brandon
Eierman blasted a three-run shot to right, his seventh homer in the last 10
Casey picked up the win to raise his record to 1-32. He walked just three
and struck out five. Quenten Patterson (2-4) absorbed the loss for
The Vols begin a three-game series at Auburn on Friday.
Baseball Vols suffer tough loss to ETSU
Published: Thu Apr 08, 1999 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 01:49 p.m.